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Pablo Hernandez scores outrageous no-look backheel for Celta Vigo

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Pablo Hernandez provided one of the most eye-catching goals of the 2014/15 season to date with a quite stunning finish for Celta Vigo in their clash with defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.

Sublime finish

Chile international Hernandez - who joined Celta from South American outfit O'Higgins this summer - opened the scoring in the 19th minute at the Vicente Calderon with a truly audacious no-look, backheel volley that stunned the home crowd.

Further first-half efforts from Atletico defenders Miranda and Diego Godin overturned the early deficit but Hernandes and Celta did not leave the capital empty-handed as a second-half penalty from Agudo Duran secured Eduardo Berizzo's men a deserved share of the points.

Watch Hernandez's superb goal here

Unbeaten start

Such a result preserved Celta's unbeaten start to the new campaign, although Berizzo - who managed Hernandez during his time in Chile - will presumably be eager for his troops to start turning some of these eventful draws into wins after a comfortable opening day victory over Getafe was followed by ties against Cordoba and Real Sociedad.

Berizzo represented Celta for four years as a player between 2001-05 and returned to the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos this summer after former boss Luis Enrique - who himself only took on the role in June 2013 - accepted an invitation to replace Gerard Martino at Barcelona.

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La Liga round-up

Elsewhere on a busy weekend in La Liga, Real Madrid were simply irresistible as they plundered eight goals past newly-promoted Deportivo La Coruna in a 10-goal thriller at the Estadio Riazor.

Eibar secured a comfortable 2-0 away win at Elche, while Athletic suffered a Champions League hangover as they went down 1-0 at home to Granada.

Espanyol were held 2-2 at home to Malaga and earlier today there was a surprise of sorts as Almeria won 2-1 away at Real Sociedad despite being reduced to 10 men.

The action continues on Sunday evening as Cordoba host Sevilla, Rayo travel to Villarreal and Barcelona meet Levante.

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