Real Madrid has a deeper squad than Barca, as the fact that they were without Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Odriozola and Tony Kroos on Sunday and still won shows, but Courtois' displays mean that so far some of the results have been much better than the actual performances.
Edmond Tapsoba (R) of Leverkusen vies with Silas Wamangituka of Stuttgart during a German Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)
Getafe went top of the table with that win and Jose Bordalas' men now visit Real Sociedad, whose defeat to Valencia served to confirm that they are missing the support of their home fans. The side from San Sebastian has won just one and lost four of the eight home matches since football returned to Spain in empty stadiums in the middle of June, and on Saturday it will be without the injured Adnan Januzaj.
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.
Given his lack of a pre-season at Barca, it is logical Suarez still isn't up to speed and Atletico fans will hope that when he is 100 percent fit he will be able to get on the end of the few chances their side creates.
With five players on target, Atalanta enjoyed another convincing victory as the Dea crashed Cagliari 5-2.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Athletic's last home defeat was probably the most painful of them all as it lost 1-0 at home to newly promoted Cadiz on Thursday despite playing against nine men for almost half an hour. The loss again highlighted the lack of attacking ideas under coach Gaizka Garitano and although there are obvious weaknesses to the squad, many think a more aggressive coach could get more out of it.
Nitra's second victory in a row was based on a continuous effort, sending a total of 41 shots toward Zvolen's goalie and scoring one goal in each period to edge out their opponents by a small margin 3-2.
Saturday ended with Newcastle United winning 3-1 at home over Burnley thanks to an excellent display from winger Allan Saint-Maximin and two goals from Callum Wilson. Enditem
World 5,000m champion Obiri maintained her unbeaten streak this season by winning the women's race in 15:06.36.