. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Spain's Brazil Imports Proving Top Finishers

MADRID -- It may be called the Spanish league, but so far this season, it's all Brazil.


The list of goal scorers Sunday read like an impressive lineup for the Brazilian national team: Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Fabiano and Guilherme.


In Madrid, Rivaldo's goal led Deportivo de La Coruna to its first win of the season, a scrappy 2-0 victory over defending champion Atletico de Madrid.


In Santander, Ronaldo's 33rd minute goal for Barcelona was a thing of beauty, but only enough to manage a 1-1 with Racing.


Elsewhere, Fabiano scored for Compostela, and Guilherme led Rayo Vallecano to a 3-0 victory over lowly Extremadura.


The Rivaldo goal came after the Brazilian striker received a long pass inside the Atletico penalty area, dribbled around Madrid's diving goalie Francisco Molina, and sent the ball into the Atletico net.


For much of the second half, Atletico tried frantically to equalize but to no avail.


Minutes after a direct kick by Atletico's Milinko Pantic was blocked by Deportivo's Cameroonian goalie, Jacques Songo'o, French midfielder Corentin Martins scampered downfield before unleashing a shot at La Coruna's second goal.


At Santander, Ronaldo's goal came when he caught a crossing pass from midfielder Josep Guardiola on his chest on the edge of the penalty area, darted between two Racing defenders and slipped the ball inside the left post.


But Santander came back to tie the game in the second half when the Uruguayan striker Fernando Correa received a terrific pass through the Barcelona defense to beat Barcelona's Portuguese goalie Vitor Baia with a pinpoint shot.


Returning to Spain's premier league after 10 years in lower divisions, Logrones got its first win of the season by defeating Compostela 2-1.


Compostela's Brazilian striker Correa scored the first goal, but Logrones' Yugoslavian striker Dejan Markovic equalized before Manuel "Manel" Martinez scored the winner three minutes into extra time.


At San Sebastian, Real Sociedad drew 1-1 with Sporting Gijon. Striker Darko Kovacevic scored to put Sociedad in front, only for Sporting's midfielder Tomas Alberto Hervas to equalize.


Valladolid lost in Barcelona after Espanol striker Miguel Angel Benitez scored the game's only goal of the first half to give his side its first victory and first points of the season.


In Alicante, Celta of Vigo knocked down Hercules and got its first win of the season through goals by Angel Miguel Menino in the first half, and a penalty from the Yugoslavian striker Milorad Ratkovic.