Atletico rolls over Rayo to continue solid start

Atletico Madrid continued its fine start to the season by rolling over Rayo Vallecano in a 5-0 win at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

After opening the La Liga season with a 3-1 win at Sevilla, Diego Simeone's men claimed a 1-1 home draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their Spanish SuperCup tie.

And the club's impressive form carried over into its first home match of the league season as four different scorers chipped in to see Atletico hand Rayo its first loss this term.

Raul Garcia got Atletico off the mark in the 17th minute before Diego Costa doubled the advantage three minutes later.

Arda Turan made it a three-goal lead by halftime with his 35th-minute strike, and the second period was more of the same as Tiago added a fourth in the 53rd minute before Garcia wrapped up the affair in the 90th minute.

Barcelona 1, Malaga 0

Malaga, Spain - Barcelona maintained its position at the top of the table as Adriano got the lone goal in the club's 1-0 defeat of Malaga at La Rosaleda on Sunday.

The Catalans opened the season with a 7-0 thrashing of Levante, but they were made to work much harder for all three points in this fixture as the visitors struggled to create as many scoring opportunities.

But the breakthrough finally came in the 44th minute when Adriano's curled shot from the corner of the penalty area found its way into the bottom corner.

Levante 0, Sevilla 0

Valencia, Spain - There was no separation between Levante and Sevilla at the Ciutat de Valencia on Sunday as the two clubs played to a 0-0 draw.

Scoring chances were at a premium throughout the affair, leaving Levante to continue its search for its first league goal of the season.

Celta Vigo 2, Real Betis 1

Seville, Spain - Celta Vigo escaped from the Benito Villamarin with all three points in tact as it managed a 2-1 defeat of Real Betis on Sunday.

The visitors jumped out to a two-goal lead thanks to an opening goal from Charles in the 67th minute and another from Nolito seven minutes later.

Celta Vigo was reduced to 10 men five minutes from time when Borja Oubina Melendez was sent off, and Betis took advantage when Ruben Castro pulled one back in the 90th minute, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation strike.