Barca win

Madrid, September 18 :

Frederic Kanoute scored two goals and Renato added a late winner, helping Sevilla beat crosstown rival Real Betis 3-2 to regain the lead in the Spanish league.

Defending champion FC Barcelona and Valencia also made it three wins out of three. Barcelona beat host Racing Santander 3-0, while Valencia gained its 1,000th league win and ended Getafe’s perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory. Also, it was: Athletic Bilbao 1, Atletico Madrid 4; Osasuna 2, Gimnastic Tarragona 0; Espanyol 2, Celta Vigo 1; Zaragoza 2, Mallorca 0; and Recreativo Huelva 0, Levante 1. Later, Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad 2-0.

Sevilla has nine points, above Barcelona and Valencia on goal difference.