MADRID - Brief reports of matches played in the Primera Liga on Saturday: BARCELONA 4 VALENCIA 0 France striker Thierry Henry raced on to Yaya Toure's pass to put Barca in front with a lob after 20 minutes, and finished off a sweeping passing move in the 28th. Brazil's Daniel Alves made it 3-0 just after the break, overlapping down the right, and substitute Bojan Krkic set up Henry to complete his hat-trick in the 79th. Valencia goalkeeper Renan made a string of saves to prevent a heavier defeat. SPORTING GIJON 2 ATLETICO MADRID 5 Sporting's Mate Bilic headed the home side in front after four minutes only for Sergio Aguero to level with a spectacular overhead kick in the sixth. Sporting's goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar spilled the ball for Aguero to put Atletico ahead in the 41st and Diego Forlan stole the ball off a defender to make it 3-1 in the 57th. David Barral pulled one goal back for Sporting with a powerful shot on the hour but Maxi Rodriguez and Forlan again made sure of Atletico's second away win of season. VILLARREAL 3 GETAFE 3 The home side could not handle Getafe's counter-attacks in the first half. Esteban Granero and Jaime Gavilan scored with superb volleys and Francisco Casquero made it 3-0 on the half-hour. Villarreal's comeback began with a Robert Pires deflection in the 55th and Sebastian Eguren then poked in at a free kick in the 83rd. Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi levelled two minutes later and almost grabbed the winner at the end.
6 December 2008
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