Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Deportivo La Coruna climbed off the bottom of the La Liga table on Sunday after coming away with a stunning 3-0 rout of Valencia at the Riazor.
It's been a struggle for Deportivo back in the Spanish top fight as the club had won just one of its first seven matches, but Sunday's rout of Valencia could signal a turning point for Deportivo.
Coming off a disappointing 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Sevilla on Oct. 5, Deportivo was determined to put in a better performance on Sunday and the hosts opened the scoring with a bit of luck in the 37th minute through an own goal from Jose Gaya.
The goal proved to be just was Deportivo needed to kick on and take control of the game as Lucas made it 2-0 in the 43rd minute and Jose Verdu Toche buried the insurance goal with 11 minutes to play to give Deportivo its second win of the season.
The result lifts Deportivo off the bottom of the table and into 15th place with seven points, while Valencia remains drops to fourth place with 17 points.
Also in La Liga on Sunday, defending champions Atletico Madrid earned a 2-0 win over Espanyol at the Vicente Calderon behind goals from Tiago and Mario Suarez.
Carlos Bacca fired home his sixth goal of the season and Kevin Gameiro netted his first of the season as Sevilla rolled to a 2-0 victory over Elche at the Martinez Valero.
In the final La Liga fixture of the day, Ikechukwu Uche scored on either side of the intermission to lead Villarreal to a comfortable 2-0 win over Almeria.