In pics: La Liga, weekend football action

Sports | | August 20, 2012, 9:51 am
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Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin heads the ball next to Levante's Pedro Lopez. (AP Photo)

Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin heads the ball next to Levante's Pedro Lopez. (AP Photo)

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Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain vies for the ball with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves. (AP Photo)

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain vies for the ball with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves. (AP Photo)

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Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal with Alvaro Arbeloa against Valencia. (AP Photo)

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal with Alvaro Arbeloa against Valencia. (AP Photo)

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Atletico Madrid's Kader Ouelasti duels for the ball with Levante's Nikolaos Karampelas. (AP Photo)

Atletico Madrid's Kader Ouelasti duels for the ball with Levante's Nikolaos Karampelas. (AP Photo)

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Levante's Nabil El Zhar celebrates after scoring against Atletico Madrid. (AP Photo)

Levante's Nabil El Zhar celebrates after scoring against Atletico Madrid. (AP Photo)

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Valencia's coach Mauricio Pellegrino gets sent off by referee Delgado Ferreira during a La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid. (AP Photo)

Valencia's coach Mauricio Pellegrino gets sent off by referee Delgado Ferreira during a La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid. (AP Photo)

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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos vies for the ball with Valencia's Pablo Piatti. (AP Photo)

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos vies for the ball with Valencia's Pablo Piatti. (AP Photo)

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Lionel Messi celebrates his goal during a La Liga soccer match against Real Sociedad. (AP Photo)

Lionel Messi celebrates his goal during a La Liga soccer match against Real Sociedad. (AP Photo)

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Valencia's Jonas celebrates his goal with team-mates against Real Madrid. (AP Photo)

Valencia's Jonas celebrates his goal with team-mates against Real Madrid. (AP Photo)

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal with his team-mates against Real Sociedad. (AP Photo)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal with his team-mates against Real Sociedad. (AP Photo)