Osasuna downs Deportivo 2-1 to escape last place

JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press Published:

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Osasuna beat visiting Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 Sunday to move off the bottom of the Spanish league standings.

Striker Kike Sola volleyed in Miguel Armenteros' cross off the post to open for Osasuna in the 26th minute.

Juan "Nino" Martinez then added a second goal for the hosts in the 61st when Manuel "Lolo" Ortiz caught Deportivo's defense off guard with a quickly taken free kick, finding the forward to blast the ball high into the net.

Substitute Javier Camunas scored a consolation goal for Deportivo in stoppage time.

Osasuna's first victory in six rounds pushed Deportivo to the bottom of the table, dealing new coach Domingos Paciencia his first loss in two games.

Elsewhere, forward Oscar Gonzalez scored one goal and set up another to steer Valladolid to a 2-0 home win over Real Zaragoza.

Gonzalez passed for Javi Guerra to net in the 12th before sidefooting in Carlos Pena's back pass in the 74th for his ninth league goal of the season.

Valladolid moved up into 10th place, while Zaragoza stayed in 13th following its third straight defeat.

Later, Atletico Madrid hosted Levante, while Real Madrid visited Valencia.

On Saturday, Barcelona lost its first league match of the season by falling 3-2 at Real Sociedad. Also, it was: Malaga 1, Celta Vigo 1; Getafe 1, Sevilla 1; and Granada 2, Rayo Vallecano 0.

Espanyol edged out Mallorca 3-2 on Friday. Real Betis hosts Athletic Bilbao on Monday.