FC Barcelona sent out an ominous warning as they began their Liga defence with a 7-0 defeat of Levante UDbefore Real Madrid CF posted a 2-1 comeback victory at home to Real Betis Balompie. Related Items Nacho extends Madrid stay New Barca coach Gerardo Martino only had to wait three minutes for his team's first goal of the campaign courtesy of Alexis Sanchez. Lionel Messilast term's 46-goal Liga top scorer opened his account from close range before Daniel Alves consolidated the advantage. Pedro turned goalscorer after 26 minutes and was upended in the area shortly before the interval: Messi converted from the spot. Xavi Hernandez completed the first-half scoring andPedro made it seven 17 minutes from time. Carlo Ancelotti also enjoyed a winning start continue to life in Spain. On the back foot for long stretches, Betis took the lead against Madrid when Jorge Molina combined with Cedric and finished with aplomb. However, former Malaga CF schemer Isco marked his Madrid debut by teeing up Karim Benzema's equaliser and powered in a header with four minutes left. Elsewhere, Granada CF consigned CA Osasuna to a 2-1 defeat, before Club Atletico de Madrid dispatched Sevilla FC 3-1 in the late kick-off thanks in part to a pair of goals from Diego Costa. UEFA.com http://elbartiquki.edublogs.org/2013/08/15/nasdaq-files-for-greater-policing-role-of-its-stock-exchange/ 1998-2013.
Sevillas Alvaro Negredo moved to Manchester City, whilst Atleti sold Radamel Falcao to the new money of Ligue 1 club AS Monaco. Sevilla lost their star winger Jesus Navas to Man City too, and defensive midfielder Gary Medel moved to Cardiff City, and this is a chance for their replacements to shine. Kevin Gameiro has joined from Paris Saint-Germain, Marko Marin has come from Chelsea on loan to give an option on the wing, whilst Geoffrey Kondogbia has the chance to make the holding position his own. Atletico Madrid signed David Villa from FC Barcelona to lead the line in place of Falcao, and fellow striker Diego Costa has recently signed a new contract. Veteran Argentina international defender Martin Demichelis comes in to add some experience to the back line.
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Perhaps thats fair. Barcelona did win by seven goals. But Real Madrid was facing a much better team, and while their final looks superficially close, they were the much better side. Carlo Ancelotti also made a number of interesting choices with his XI and setup. Managing his first match in the capital, the teams lack of familiarity with his tweaks may have influenced the final score.