Real Madrid continue to win and remain top of the league despite their Catalan rivals FC Barcelona crushed Alaves, in their own backyard, with six goals to nothing.
ESPANYOL 1, REAL SOCIEDAD 2
Real Sociedad travelled to Barcelona and defeated Espanyol with a narrow two-one win.
REAL BETIS 0, VALENCIA 0
The match between Real Betis and Valencia ended in a goalless draw at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
ALAVES 0, FC BARCELONA 6
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr were all on the scoresheet but the Croatia international Ivan Rakitic was also included when he scored five-nil. The defending Spanish champions FC Barcelona crushed Alaves in their own backyard.
ATHLETIC BILBAO 2, DEPORTIVO LA CORUÑA 1
Aritz Aduriz’s late goal at a full-packed San Mames Barria handed his Athletic Bilbao three important and valuable points.
OSASUNA 1, REAL MADRID 3
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Real Madrid convincingly defeated Osasuna in their own backyard in Pamplona.
VILLARREAL 1, MALAGA 1
Malaga held by Villarreal away from home after Bruno Soriano scored and equalised from the penalty spot.
LEGANES 0, SPORTING GIJON 2
Strong performance by struggling ten-men Sporting Gijon who defeated Leganes convincingly with two-nil away from home.
LAS PALMAS 0, SEVILLA 1
Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla grabbed a narrow win by defeating Las Palmas in their own backyard with Joaquin Correa scoring the only goal of the match.
ATLETICO MADRID 3, CELTA VIGO 2
Sweden international John Guidetti scored Celta Vigo’s second goal but, unfortunately, his club suffered a narrow three-two defeated at Estadio Vicente Calderon.
EIBAR 4, GRANADA 0
Pedro Leon shone with a goal and two assists as sensational Eibar crushed struggling Granada with four-nil at home.