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Summary

  1. David Moyes's first game in charge
  2. Messi breaks Spanish scoring record
  3. Scores hat-trick as Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-1
  4. Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid win 4-0

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By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Farewell on a memorable night

So Moyes has a point in Spain but in no way could his achievement overshadow some special history...

Lionel Messi
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That was the moment Lionel Messi became La Liga's record goal scorer with 252 goals. He added another to seal a hat-trick on the night and now sits on 253...

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On that note we bid you goodnight.

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Ryan Crombleholme: Solid basis to build on for Moyes. Can assess players further and change around.

Dean Glass: First clean sheet in 7 months. Happy with our defending but lack of shots on target wasn't good at all. This will take time

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

A tight affair with limited quality going forward but Moyes will draw positives from the clean sheet and his side's endeavour throughout at a tricky venue.

The point moves them up a place to 14th with Depor one position further back.

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Ryan Crombleholme: Solid basis to build on for Moyes. Can assess players further and change around.

FULL-TIME

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

A first league clean sheet in seven months for Real Sociedad and David Moyes is unbeaten in Spain.

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

Just three minutes of injury time to go. A winner looks unlikely, but if anyone has had a football adventure recently it is David Moyes, so who knows.

The Scot stands alongside his translator and points energetically to players.

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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have not kept a league clean sheet this season and it is heart in mouth time. Their central defender Gorka Elustondo plays a poor back pass, leaving goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai to tidy up hastily.

The stopper then has to scurry to flick a corner over waiting heads. Moyes looks like he is getting a draw at best here. At best...

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Deportivo La Coruna v Real Sociedad (21:00 GMT)

The shining light for David Moyes tonight will surely be Carlos Vela. The former Arsenal player is bright and feisty in carving out his own chances.

He powers around a challenge this time and while wrestling in the area, gets a shot off which goes wide.

Vela, still only 25, scored 17 goals in all competitions last season.

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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

On his 50th appearance for Deportivo, Pablo Insua arrives unmarked to meet a corner kick but makes a hash of his header and the ball drops into the hands of the Real Sociedad's goalkeeper. From inside the six-yard box that was a chance.

The home side are on top now though, corners aplenty. Will Moyes look to tighten it up?

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

Oh David. You wore a suit, you looked the business and then this photo comes through. Trousers sporting a rip do not create the right first impression. That's just sloppy.

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Moyes

received a reported £5.2m in compensation when he left Manchester United.

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

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The odd goal, a set piece or a moment of unforeseeable genius look like the only ways we will see a goal here.

A point may not be a bad start to Spanish life for David Moyes. He lost captain Xabi Prieto and two of his back four to injury ahead of this match. Plus game two will undoubtedly bring fewer cameral lenses, more time to adapt and a home crowd against lowly Elche.

Depor have introduced Cezary Wilk for Juan Dominguez in this half but a flurry of offsides ate hampering both teams.

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Pundit de Satge: Ronaldo has 197 goals since 2009?? Surely after 150 scored it should be a goals per game ratio? Ronaldo's would be unreal!

Peter Collins: In five years less, Ronaldo has scored 50 goals less than Messi. He scores more than 10 a season! Just not been there long enough

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Danny, Hemel: To compare Lionel Messi's league record to Ronaldo is ridiculous - he was in the league five years before Ronaldo and on average Ronaldo is banging in 35 a season so five times that is 175 - if they started in the league at the same time Ronaldo would be miles ahead - a fact!

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

The camera lenses are zoned in on him and his side are back out for the second half.

Can David Moyes start life at Deportivo with a win as he did at Preston, Everton and Manchester United?

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Miles, London: How many Spanish league goals has Ronaldo now scored? Anywhere near Messi?

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Messi's historic moment

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

Everyone wants a picture with the history boy.

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Neymar

takes to Instagram: "Congratulations tonight , to stay in football history !! An honour to be by your side."

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Tim Kirk: Re 22 mins, Oreja de cerdo (pigs ear)

Italian Serie A

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Juventus beat Lazio 3-0 tonight in Serie A to go three points clear over Roma again.

All three goals came from ex-Manchester United players, with Paul Pogba's brace sandwiching a Carlos Tevez strike.

Simone Padoin was sent off for the champions.

HALF-TIME

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

How will David Moyes reflect on that first half of football in the Spanish game?

Positively I would think. His side have twice gone close through Carlos Vela and late in the half, a whipped corner fizzes over the crossbar off the leg of a Deportivo defender.

The whistle blows... over to you David. Remember, clenched fists, thumbs up and clapped hands will get the message over. Words are overrated.

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

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Those clubs David Moyes once called his own have all won today.

Everton overcame West Ham,
Manchester United won at Arsenal and
Preston North End left Bristol City with three points.

The Moyes factor hasn't helped any of them, can it nudge Real Sociedad up from 15th in La Liga by the end of the day.

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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

As this half has progressed, Moyes's level of satisfaction will have steadily increased.

His side have created the better openings and Carlos Vela is at the heart of their latest foray. He curls an effort over the bar from 18 yards.

His manager has settled again on the touchline. A low profile may be advised after seemingly riling a rival coach to the point where he was dismissed.

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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

Carlos Vela looks the most likely to break the deadlock here and he cuts in from the flank to curl an effort and force a smart tipped save.

Uproar on the Deportivo bench as they claim offside and David Moyes is drawn into it. He flutters his hand, telling a member of Depor's coaching team to calm down. The instruction does the opposite and it seems Moyes is bringing some Scottish fire to proceedings.

The game has been bland, a touchline riot would liven it up somewhat.

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Ricky Lee Everett: He might have failed terribly at United; but I still wish Moyes the best in Spain, at least he gave it a try

Quddus Wahid: La Liga is not as pressuring as the PL and Sociedad are not as collossos as United. I don't see why Moyes should struggle.

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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad defend a corner well and spring into a counter-attack through Sergio Canales. Carlos Vela is on hand to receive a pass but his touch is heavy. They had a three against one situation to play with there and they made a pig's ear of it.

There's a term for the coaching manual you can hand to your players out there David... 'pig's ear.'

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

David Moyes has a translator sat by him in his rain-sodden dugout. The gentleman in question has the type of Spanish name you may expect... Derek.

Maybe not.

Messi breaks La Liga record

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi
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Luis Suarez

takes to Twitter: Great game and 3 very important points!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Leo, you keep on making history!

Messi reached 253 La Liga goals with a hat-trick against Sevilla making him the league's highest ever scorer.

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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

Forget Lionel Messi's goal scoring record, when a goalkeeper saves a stinging shot with his face, let the praise rain down.

Real Sociedad have grown into this and Sergio Canales drives through bodies in the area, forcing Agosto Fabricio to improvise.

The ball finds his nose but he's the brave sort is Fabricio, no messing, up he gets. Good save son.

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Ryan Crombleholme: This Sociedad side is better than Moyes' Everton. Carlos Vela and Inigo Martinez stand out.

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

First day at work, always wear a suit. And he has.

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Some may recall Moyes in a tracksuit, putting Everton through their warm-up drills before a game. He seems to have picked up the art of delegation.

Moyes, Man Utd and nightmares

Deportivo La Coruna v Real Sociedad (21:00 GMT)

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David Moyes says the Real Sociedad job "fits my character" and there is no doubt he cut a chipper figure when presented to the press.

It is his first step in rebuilding what his time at Manchester United washed away,

but just how bad was he at Old Trafford?

  • Moyes brought an end to Champions League football at Manchester United for the first time since 1995.
  • He guided United to only their second finish behind Liverpool since 1992, when the Premier League started.
  • The former Everton boss oversaw the worst home record at Old Trafford since 1978.

But none of that matters now. Moyes is in northern Spain, what could possibly go wrong?

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

The Moyes factor aside, this game actually sees two sides in a fairly glum position going at it.

Real Sociedad sit 15th and Depor are two positions worse off. The losers here could find themselves in the bottom three by Sunday night.

Deportivo start the better in front of a home crowd at the Riazor but set-piece deliveries are well defended by the team from San Sebastian.

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Dave Rotherham, York: I wish all the best for David Moyes in Spain. He wasn't given enough time at Man Utd to show his capabilities. On the plus side, Man Utd and their fans have been dragged off their high horses into the chop and change philosophy of modern day club management.

Reasons to be optimistic

Deportivo La Coruna v Real Sociedad (21:00 GMT)

Spanish football writer Andy West believes Moyes has reason to be optimistic in Spain...

"The good news for Moyes - and surely one of the main reasons he has taken the job - is that his new squad contains plenty of talent, with their current position of 15th with nine points from 11 games an inaccurate reflection of the team's true capabilities.

"Although the departure of star forward Antoine Griezmann has undeniably left a hole up front, Moyes can still call upon Carlos Vela who, despite struggling with Arsenal as a youngster, has been one of Spanish football's most consistent scorers in recent years.

"Moyes's new midfield is stacked with potential, including two young players who have long been regarded as potential future Spanish internationals: former Real Madrid man Sergio Canales and youth team product Ruben Pardo."

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read more of Andy's views in a feature highlighting challenges Moyes will face.

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Yousuf Ahmed: At United Moyes' lack of football know-how was highlighted but for a mid-table side like Sociedad he will succeed.

Will Carter: I think he'll succeed - similar ambitions, budget and squad make up to what he managed at Everton. United was just a step too far.

Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad

And David Moyes's managerial career in Spain is underway. His side are playing in orange. Will the future be as bright?

New manager stimulus...

Deportivo La Coruna v Real Sociedad (21:00 GMT)

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In his first games in charge of the three clubs he has managed before tonight, David Moyes has a flawless record.

The Scot guided Preston to a 2-1 Division Two victory over Luton Town in his first game in 1998, Everton to a win by the same scoreline over Fulham in 2002 and Manchester United to a 4-1 thumping of Swansea last season.

Can he motivate his new troops in a foreign language? Here you go David: 'Vamos Muchachos' apparently means 'come on lads'.

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Can Moyes succeed in Spain?

James Hoult: Wasn't given a fair chance at United but did a good job at Everton with a limited budget. Got them fourth once and in most seasons got them in Europa League, also got to an FA Cup final against Chelsea in 2009.

But he always had teams ahead of his team ie United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs, even Portsmouth won the FA Cup in his time at Everton.

Now if we're honest it's going to be the same in Spain because his team will have to compete with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Villarreal etc which just like in his Premier League days won't be easy but even as a Liverpool fan I wish Moyes all the best in Spain.

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FULL-TIME

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

Sevilla have not beaten Barcelona in the league since 2007.

Still, at least they can say they were part of history. Now, David Moyes... follow that.

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