Anu Fati changed the game with two assists and a goal in the 4-1 win
Villarreal won 2-0 at Atletico. Athletic Bilbao Sink Valencia
Robert Lewandowski made a brace to lead Barcelona to a 4-1 win at Real Sociedad, their first win of the La Liga season. Spanish teenager Anu Fati, who has been struggling to recover after a series of knee surgeries over the past two years, came off the bench to lead the game in the second half with two assists and a goal. Lewandowski opened the scoring in the first minute, rifling in a shot after a brilliant pass from Alejandro Balde inside the penalty area. But Alexander Isaac equalized five minutes later after catching a pass from David Silva. Barcelona struggled to break the deadlock until the coach, Xavi Hernandez, sent former Leeds players Rafinha and Fati in the 64th minute, both of which proved crucial to the visitors' success.
First, after a fine game from Rafinha, Fati assisted Ousmane Dembele with a fine heel pass. Than Fati was part of a beautiful team effort to assist Lewandowski for third. Lewandowski returned the favor 10 minutes later, with the 19-year-old taking the points to score Barca's fourth. Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli made a series of brilliant saves to keep Atletico Madrid out and helped his side to a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Yeremy Pino and Gerard Moreno.
Rulli made excellent saves to block three clear goal-scoring opportunities for Atlético, and at least three more crucial blocks during the game, in which both sides created several chances. After making a strong start to the new campaign with a 3-0 win at Getafe last Monday, Atletico were a constant threat in the box with lvaro Morata and Joo Felix looking ready to pounce.Morata almost achieved a beauty when he struck with a thunderbolt from inside the area stopping Rully.
Last year's Champions League semi-finalists canceled a Moreno strike in the 33rd minute after the striker touched the ball with his right hand, while trying to control a rebound in the six-yard-box, when his first The effort was bounced back from the bar. Rulli stopped the match in the 70th minute when he denied Matthias Cunha what looked like a certain target and made a close-handed reflex move. In the very next play, a catastrophic error by Nahuel Molina when attempting to make a clearance gave Pino a golden opportunity, who had time to control the ball, inside the field, and roll it behind Jan Oblak.
Six minutes later, Rulli made another surprise stop to prevent an equalizer from a Yannick Carrasco close-range header. Molina's debut in front of the fans of his new club was a forgettable one as he was sent straight with a red card for a heavy foul on Alex Baena. With Atletico under 10 men, Villarreal scored his second in stoppage time in a sharp counterattack move through Moreno. In Sunday's second game, Athletic Bilbao beat Valencia 1-0, thanks to Alex Berenguer's goal in the 42nd minute. Sid Lowe is earning well now. In the meantime we'll roundup the action from Spain each Sunday night