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beat Osasuna 2--0 yesterday to
stay perfect through two rounds
of the Spanish league, while Angel
Lafita scored one goal and earned
a late penalty to help Getafe sal-
vage a 2--2 draw at home against
Bilbao s victory came at Anoeta
Stadium, the home of regional
Basque rival Real Sociedad, with
Bilbao s new San Mames Stadium
still under construction.
Supported by thousands of fans
who had made the trip, Bilbao
almost got off to a perfect start
when Aritz Aduriz hit the post in
the opening minute.
Osasuna went closest in the 13th
when Emiliano Armenteros nearly
curled a corner kick directly into
the net, only for goalkeeper Iago
Herrerin to react in time.
Bilbao went ahead in the 31st
when Osasuna s Alejandro Arribas
knocked Markel Susaeta s cross
into his own net shortly after the
defender had saved a goal-bound
shot by Aduriz.
Bilbao took control of the ball
in the second half, and substitute
Oscar de Marcos sealed the win
in the 82nd on the break with
Osasuna pressing all its men for-
ward in search of the equaliser its
toothless attack couldn t produce.
"This was an important win,"
De Marcos said. "Next week we
go to (Real Madrid s Santiago)
Bernabeu and it s good to get this
win at home. Even though this
isn t our home, it felt like it. Every-
one would like to be in Bilbao, but
the team is very grateful to our
fans. Our fans never disappoint
us."At Getafe, the promoted Almeria
squandered a lead and a strong
performance for the second con-
secutive match and will have to
wait until round three for another
chance at its first victory.
Almeria striker Rodrigo Rios
scored his third goal this season
on the half-hour mark when he
fired Jesus "Suso" Fernandez s pass
off the post and into the net.
Lafita leveled for Getafe with a
well-placed header inside the far
post two minutes later, but Fer-
nando Soriano scored from a
rebound in the 37th to restore the
Goalkeeper Miguel Moya kept
Getafe in the game before Diego
Castro converted a spot kick in
the 85th after Rafael Ramos fouled
Lafita in the area.
Today, Sociedad visits Elche,
Valencia is at Espanyol, and Vil-
larreal hosts Valladolid.
Barcelona visits Malaga tomor-
row with Lionel Messi a doubt
after picking up a muscle injury
midweek in a 1--1 draw at Atletico
Madrid in the first leg of the Span-
ish Super Cup. Also, Atletico faces
Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla travels to
Levante, and Real Betis plays Celta.
Real Madrid visits Granada on
Bilbao whips Osasuna
2--0 for 2nd straight win
scored to give Borussia Dortmund a
hard-fought 1--0 win over Werder Bre-
men yesterday and maintain the
team s winning start to the Bundesli-
ga.Lewandowski broke the deadlock in
the 55th minute, when Marco Reus
crossed from the right to give the Poland
striker an easy finish from close range.
Dortmund had created numerous
chances before that, but lacked the
efficiency to turn them into goals.
"We need to look at it and see what
we can do better. At the moment all
I can say is that we didn t put the ball
in. But there are reasons for that," Dort-
mund coach Juergen Klopp said.
Jakub Blaszczykowski rattled the
crossbar in the first half, and Bremen
captain Aaron Hunt twice cleared off
"Something s still missing. We re not
yet at 100 per cent," said Marco Reus,
who had eight efforts on goal alone.
Marko Arnautovic almost gave Bre-
men the lead before the break, when
his low effort whizzed past the post
in his side s only chance of the first
"We should have had more of these
scenes," said Bremen coach Robin Dutt.
Dortmund substitute Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang had a chance to seal the
win in the 75th, only to be denied in
a one-on-one with Bremen goalkeeper
Sebastian Mielitz, who was impressive
Roman Weidenfeller then pulled off
a good save to deny Bremen substitute
Franco di Santo a late equaliser on the
Argentine s Bundesliga debut.
Lewandowski s goal was the first Bre-
men conceded this season, in its third
game. Dortmund maintained its perfect
The only previous two times when
Dortmund started the season with three
wins, the side went on to win the title
in 2001-02 and 1994-95. (AP)
Dortmund beats Bremen
1--0 in Bundesliga
but was held to a 0--0 draw by
Toulouse yesterday as it dropped
points for the first time this sea-
Jeremy Toulalan almost scored
a stunning late winner for Monaco,
but his 30-yard effort smashed off
Monaco striker Emmanuel Riv-
iere almost scored his fifth goal in
three matches in the 19th minute
when he cut in between two
defenders into the penalty area and
unleashed a shot which was parried
by Ali Ahamada. Yannick Ferreira
Carrasco missed a golden chance
for Monaco as he pounced on a
loose ball in the area but blasted
over from four yards out.
Toulouse s only real chance was
when Oscar Trejo fired inches wide
of the right upright. The match
was played in an empty stadium
as punishment following crowd
trouble in Monaco s match against
Le Mans last season. (AP)
Monaco dominates but draws 0--0 with Toulouse
Bremen's Sebastian Proedl of Austria and Dortmund's Marco Reus, from left,
challenge for the ball during the German football Bundesliga match between
Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, yesterday.
Dortmond won 1--0. AP PHOTO
launched disciplinary proceedings
against Schalke following trouble
during Wednesday s Champions
League qualifier against visiting
Greek side PAOK.
The Bundesliga club says on its
Web site "the allegations against
the Royal Blues concern the alleged
display of political banners, crowd
trouble and late submission of team
Schalke is seeking legal advice
and will plead not guilty.
During Wednesday s 1--1 draw,
police used pepper spray and
batons against Schalke supporters
to forcibly remove a Macedonian
banner. Police said 30 people need-
ed medical attention.
Police chief Klaus Sitzer said the
measures were necessary because
about 2,000 Greek supporters had
threatened to invade the pitch and
attack opposing fans. Greece has
a long-running dispute with Mace-
donia over its name. (AP)
Schalke faces disciplinary action by UEFA
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