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Spartak Trnava back to winning ways after brawl punishment******
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- FC Spartak Trnava, whose eight-game unbeaten streak was snapped by a punishment for a brawl involving their fans last week, bounced right back in the 12th round of Slovak football league with a 2-0 win over bottom side FK Pohronie on Sunday.
Trnava's previous game against visitors SK Slovan Bratislava had to be suspended as fans stormed the pitch after 15 minutes, and the game was forfeited 3-0 in favor of the visitors.
In addition to the forfeit, the disciplinary committee of the Slovak Football Association decreed that Trnava would have to play home games without fans. Definitive penalties for both teams will be decided in the coming weeks.
Trnava did not seem discouraged by their punishment and dispatched FK Pohronie with ease, scoring twice in the first half. Not counting the forfeited match, it was Trnava's fifth consecutive game without conceding a goal.
Bratislava remain top of the league with a three-point lead over Trnava after crushing newcomers MFK Tatran Liptovsky Mikulas 4-0 and stretching its winning streak to four. Enditem
Real Madrid held by Cadiz, while Sevilla and Rayo win******
MADRID, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Cadiz on Sunday evening in the surprise of the weekend in LaLiga.。
Real Madrid peppered the Cadiz goal, with over 30 shots during the game, nine of which were on target, but they were denied by a series of fine saves from Cadiz keeper Jeremias Ledesma and a dogged defensive display.。
Despite several cases of Covid-19 in the squad, Carlo Ancelotti fielded a strong-looking side with Marcos Asensio and Luka Modric the only regular first-team starters who were sidelined.。
Eden Hazard was given a rare start and produced an irregular performance, while Casemiro was lucky to stay on the pitch for a dreadful challenge on Ivi which means he will miss Wednesday's visit to Bilbao.。
Sevilla moved to within six points of Real Madrid thanks to a late goal from Lucas Ocampos that gave them a 2-1 win at home to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.。
Ivan Rakitic's powerful shot gave Sevilla and early lead, although Felipe equalized before halftime with a header from a corner.。
Atletico improved after the break, but when they were looking good value for a point Ocampos won the game for Sevilla with just three minutes to go.。
Betis remain third, but slip to four points behind their neighbors after losing a thrilling game 3-2 away to Athletic Bilbao, who ended an eight-game run without a win.。
The home side took a second-minute lead through Inaki Williams, but Juanmi canceled that out five minutes later and when Nabil Fekir put Betis ahead six minutes after the break, with Betis controlling much of the ball, it looked as if the visitors were on the way to their fifth consecutive win.。
However, Williams' second goal of the game, with a thumping left-foot shot in the 71st minute got Athletic level and Oscar De Marcos deflected last-minute shot won them the game.。
It was youth to the fore for FC Barcelona, who beat Elche 3-2 with goals from debuting B-teamer Ferran Jutgla, 17-year-old Gavi and 19-year-old Nico Gonzalez.。
Barca went 2-0 ahead through Ferran and Gavi but suffered their usual second-half dip and Elche drew level with 2 goals in 2 minutes from substitutes Tete Moriente and Pere Milla, before Nico's clinical winner.。
Rayo Vallecano move to fourth after an easy 2-0 win at home to Alaves thanks to first-half goals from Sergi Guardiola and Catena.。
Rayo have taken 25 points in their Vallecas Stadium, while the defeat ends a miserable week for Alaves, who were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by lower league Linares on Tuesday.。
Real Sociedad's league campaign continues to fall apart as they suffered their fourth defeat in five matches in the Anoeta Stadium, going down 3-1 to Villarreal.。
The game was level at the break after Gerard Moreno canceled out Alexander Isak's opener for Real Sociedad, however, everything changed when Mikel Oyarzabal was sent off for a bad challenge on Yeremy Pino.。
Moreno headed Villarreal ahead from a corner in the 68th minute and Samuel Chukwueze rounded off a good day for the visitors with a goal on the break in the sixth minute of injury time.。
Dario Poveda's 92nd-minute header gave Getafe a dramatic 1-0 win at home to Osasuna in a game of few chances. The win lifts Getafe out of the bottom three, with Alaves dropping into the relegation zone.。
Finally, 39-year-old Jorge Molina scored a hat-trick as Granada recovered from their midweek Copa del Rey defeat to fourth-tier Atletico Mancha Real with a 4-1 win at home to Mallorca. Enditem。
Balance of loans in Shanghai rises at end of September******
SHANGHAI, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The balance of loans in Shanghai stood at 9.31 trillion yuan (1.45 trillion U.S. dollars) at the end of September, up 11.5 percent from the same period last year.
The balance of loans in Chinese yuan reached 8.53 trillion yuan at the end of September, up 11.3 percent year on year, and the growth rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous month, according to the People's Bank of China Shanghai Head Office.
In the January-September period, new yuan loans stood at 735.9 billion yuan, 254.2 billion yuan more than the same period last year.
The balance of foreign currency loans hit 119.7 billion U.S. dollars at the end of September, up 19 percent year on year.
The balance of Shanghai's deposits stood at 16.85 trillion yuan at the end of September, up 12.3 percent year on year. Enditem