Brief reports of matches played in the Primera Liga on Saturday: REAL MADRID 1 RECREATIVO HUELVA 0 Real made a nervous start at the Bernabeu until Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored with a deflected long-range shot just before the break. The champions gave their public backing to coach Bernd Schuster at the beginning of the week after some poor recent performances, but the home crowd whistled the team off at the end after they laboured to overcome struggling Recre. SEVILLA 0 VALENCIA 0 Sevilla made the running while Valencia sat back and played on the counter, but there were few clear chances in a match that grew increasingly scrappy and bad-tempered as the second half progressed. VILLARREAL 0 REAL VALLADOLID 3 Valladolid forward Jonathan Sesma tapped home from close range after 25 minutes and lobbed the keeper for his second on a break in the 43rd. Pedro Leon's freekick two minutes later snuck past Diego Lopez and Villarreal's 17-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end. It was Valladolid's first points away from home this season.
22 November 2008
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