Samuel Eto'o scored twice to lead Barcelona
to a 3-0 win over Osasuna.
Barcelona remains on top of the Spanish Primera Liga standings.
After a slow start in which Osasuna had a few chances to score, Eto'o
scored the first goal in the 43rd minute after Ronaldinho floated a pass
to the Cameroon international.
Ronaldinho set up the next goal as well when he was fouled in the area
by Cesar Cruchaga. The Brazilian international stepped up to the mark
and easily beat goalkeeper Ricardo Sanzol.
Eto'o added his second score in second-half injury time, giving Barca
its fifth straight league win.
Real Madrid won its first Spanish league game in more than a month,
defeating defending champions Valencia, 1-0. After nearly being left off
the national team because of his lack of production, Englishman Michael
Owen has scored in his last three games between club and country.
His first Primera Liga goal came in the sixth minute when Owen worked
the ball into the area and beat goalkeeper Santiago Canizares with a
shot right under the crossbar.
The loss breaks Valencia's second-place tie with FC Sevilla, which came
away with a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid. Aitor Ocio and Julio Baptista
each found the back of the net for Sevilla before Pablo Ibanez cut the
deficit to one in injury time.
In other weekend action; Espanyol won at Levante, 2-0, as did Betis
Sevilla at Getafe; Albacete stopped Athletic Bilbao, 1-0; Malaga and
Deportivo La Coruna played to a 1-1 tie; Racing Santander beat Real
Zaragoza, 1-0; Real Sociedad edged Mallorca, 2-1 and Villareal pounded