LaLiga has restarted after the Christmas holidays – Real Madrid increased the gap further in the top of the league table and rivals FC Barcelona held by Villarreal in the 17th week of LaLiga.
REAL MADRID 5, GRANADA 0
Isco scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were also on the scoresheet as Real Madrid crushed a struggling Granada at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
EIBAR 0, ATLETICO MADRID 2
Diego Simeone’s struggling Atletico Madrid delivered when they had to deliver, when they convincingly defeated Eibar with goals scored by Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann in their own backyard.
LAS PALMAS 1, SPORTING GIJON 0
Nabil El Zhar’s goal was enough to hand Las Palmas three sweet points as they hosted a struggling Sporting Gijon in this week of LaLiga.
REAL SOCIEDAD 0, SEVILLA 4
Wissam Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick for his Sevilla when they crushed David Moyes’ former club Real Sociedad in their own backyard.
ATHLETIC BILBAO 0, ALAVES 0
Athletic Bilbao were held by Alaves in a goalless draw at home.
REAL BETIS 2, LEGANES 0
Ruben Castro and Cristiano Piccini scored as Real Betis convincingly defeated Leganes at home.
CELTA VIGO 3, MALAGA 1
Swedish international John Guidetti played 64 minutes as his Celta Vigo defeated Malaga with a convincing result at home.
VILLARREAL 1, BARCELONA 1
Lionel Messi’s brilliant moment and goal saved FC Barcelona from blushes as they were held by Villarreal at El Madrigal Stadium.
OSASUNA 3, VALENCIA 3
It was a fantastic match between the two struggling clubs, Osasuna’s Carlos Clerc scored a late goal to save his club one point against Valencia in Pamplona.