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La Liga Results 2016: Full Table and Scores After Final Week 1 Matches
La Liga Results 2016: Full Table and Scores After Final Week 1 Matches Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images
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Monday evening proved to be a fruitful one for La Liga's underdogs after Las Palmas ensured Valencia's 2016-17 season got off to a rough start following their 4-2 triumph at the Mestalla.

Santi Mina put Los Che into an early lead with the first of his two strikes, but Las Palmas fired back with contributions from Jonathan Viera, Kevin-Prince Boateng and two goals from Marko Livaja.

Elsewhere, newly promoted Leganes earned a shock victory in their maiden La Liga outing after beating Celta Vigo 1-0 to start their first top-flight campaign in bright fashion.

Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Berizzo.

Barcelona and Real Madrid each got off to winning starts in Week 1 of the new season, with Luis Suarez netting a hat-trick in the former's 6-2 drubbing of Real Betis, while Los Blancos notched a 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad.

Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 home draw by top-flight newcomers Alaves, as were Villarreal, who surrendered a one-goal lead to share the spoils in their season opener at Granada on Saturday. 

The most prolific fixture of the opening weekend came at Sevilla, however, after they twice came from behind to trump Espanyol 6-4 at home and start life under manager Jorge Sampaoli with a bang.

Here's a breakdown of the results in full from Week 1 of La Liga 2016-17, complete with the latest Primera Division standings and a recap of Monday's scores.

2016-17 La Liga: Week 1 Results Date Home Score Away Friday, August 19 Malaga 1-1 Osasuna Friday, August 19 Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 Eibar Saturday, August 20 Barcelona 6-2 Real Betis Saturday, August 20 Granada 1-1 Villarreal Saturday, August 20 Sevilla 6-4 Espanyol Sunday, August 21 Sporting Gijon 2-1 Athletic Bilbao Sunday, August 21 Real Sociedad 0-3 Real Madrid Sunday, August 21 Atletico Madrid 1-1 Alaves Monday, August 22 Valencia 2-4 Las Palmas Monday, August 22 Celta Vigo 0-1 Leganes

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2016-17 La Liga Standings Position Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Barcelona 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 3 2 Real Madrid 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 3 Sevilla 1 1 0 0 6 4 +2 3 4 Las Palmas 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 3 5 Sporting Gijon 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 6 Deportivo La Coruna 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 7 Leganes 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3 8 Osasuna 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 9 Villarreal 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 10 Alaves 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 11 Atletico Madrid 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 12 Granada 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 13 Malaga 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 14 Athletic Club 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 15 Eibar 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 16 Celta Vigo 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 17 Espanyol 1 0 0 1 4 6 -2 0 18 Valencia 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 19 Real Sociedad 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0 20 Real Betis 1 0 0 1 2 6 -4 0

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Valencia 2-4 Las Palmas

After a couple of goal-fests earlier in Week 1, La Liga's goal count soared once again on Monday evening's meeting at the Mestalla, which ended 4-2 in favour of Las Palmas.

Valencia midfielder Mina scored either side of Las Palmas' first-half three-goal volley, but it wasn't enough to prevent a disappointing defeat in their season opener.

Kristian Walsh of the Liverpool Echo highlighted just how prevalent goal-filled games have been during this first weekend of the new season, and fans can only hope the trend remains:

La Liga has already seen 6-2 and 6-4 in its opening week and now Valencia 2-3 Las Palmas after 35 minutes... Potential tennis gag incoming.

— Kristian Walsh (@Kristian_Walsh) August 22, 2016

Livaja headed in his first to equalise before Viera put Las Palmas ahead from the spot, but Boateng's first goal for the club was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch despite Livaja's second in the 88th minute, via Sky Sports La Liga:

WATCH: Kevin-Prince Boateng makes his mark on debut for Las Palmas. Valencia in trouble. They're 3-1 down. SS1 now. https://t.co/ylFXgDVv7V

— Sky Sports La Liga (@revistadelaliga) August 22, 2016

Las Palmas put a sterling run of form together at the end of the 2015-16 campaign and not only escaped relegation, but managed to finish 11th after losing just four of their last 13 league games. 

The early signs suggest they're looking to pick up where they left off in 2016-17, and a convincing win over such established top-flight opponents will undoubtedly provide a confidence boost moving forward.

Celta Vigo 0-1 Leganes

Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Manager Eduardo Berizzo saw his side lose 1-0 to Leganes.

La Liga newcomers Leganes got their dream start to life in the top flight on Monday after a late strike from Victor Diaz saw the promoted party stun Celta Vigo at Balaidos.

Sky Sports pundit Terry Gibson noted the 2016-17 La Liga campaign has already shown a preference toward some of the "smaller" outfits following several upsets in the first week:

Great 1st week for newly promoted teams in La Liga, Osasuna drawing @ Malaga, Alaves drawing @ Atletico & now Leganés winning @ Celta Vigo

— Terry Gibson (@TerryGibson88) August 22, 2016

And by upsetting Celta in front of their own fans, Leganes also joined a very elite crew, per OptaJose:

5 - Leganes are the 5th team to win away from home their first La Liga game (UD Almeria, CD Alcoyano, Barcelona and Atletico). Leicester.

— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 22, 2016

La Liga's new boys held their hosts at bay for 75 minutes before making the vital incision, where a corner was nodded on by Darwin Machis, and right-back Diaz poked home from close range to net the breakthrough.

Leganes ended with a red card to their name after David Timor—who had already been substituted off—involved himself in a spat involving Celta's Iago Aspas, but three points were theirs nonetheless. 

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