Neymar and Luis Suarez continued their fine goal-scoring form for Barcelona as Luis Enrique's side provisionally moved top of La Liga with a hard-fought 3-0 win over Villarreal at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
Antoine Griezmann had Diego Simeone jumping for joy as he headed in a stoppage-time winner to hand Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory over Sporting Gijon.
Valencia eased the pressure on coach Nuno Espirito Santo by thrashing high-flying Celta Vigo 5-1 to record their biggest win of the season.
Barcelona produced a professional if not sensational performance to beat Getafe 2-0 away from home to keep the pace with Real Madrid at the top of the Primera Division.
Real Madrid remained top of the Primera Division after comfortably beating struggling Las Palmas 3-1 at the Bernabeu.
Villarreal got back to winning ways with a morale-boosting 2-1 win at home to Primera Division rivals Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid missed the chance to climb to the top of the Primera Division after Lucas' equaliser secured a point for sixth-placed Deportivo La Coruna in a 1-1 draw.
Barcelona were held to a scoreless draw by third-tier Villanovense on Wednesday in a disappointing start to the Copa del Rey for the defending champion.
Atletico Madrid defeated Valencia 2-1 to stay within two points of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of the Primera Division.
Luis Suarez scored a hat trick as Barcelona came from behind to beat Eibar 3-1 and join Real Madrid at the top of the Primera Division.
Real Madrid moved clear at the top of the La Liga standings with a 3-1 win at second-placed Celta Vigo.
Antoine Griezmann scored a stunning individual goal against former club Real Sociedad to help Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win at Anoeta and pile more pressure on La Real coach David Moyes.
Celta Vigo drew level with Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of La Liga after Nolito's 90th-minute winner earned them a 2-1 victory at 10-man Villarreal.
Neymar rose to the challenge of stepping into the absent Lionel Messi's boots by scoring four times as Barcelona overcame Rayo Vallecano 5-2 at the Nou Camp.
Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes scored his third goal of the season to help his side climb up to eighth place in La Liga following a 3-0 home win against Malaga.
Raul is to retire from football next month after finishing the current season with the New York Cosmos.
Luciano Vietto was Atletico Madrid's supersub in the derby against Real Madrid, with the young Argentinian leaving it late to cancel out Karim Benzema's goal and rescue a point for the hosts.
Villarreal were brought crashing back to earth after a flying start to the season with a 1-0 defeat at struggling neighbours Levante, for whom Deyverson struck a deserved late winner.
Athletic Bilbao came from behind to produce a dominant second-half performance and beat Valencia 3-1 at San Mames.
Barcelona lost their first Primera Division match since Lionel Messi's injury as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in a riveting game at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
Leo Baptistao haunted his parent club Atletico Madrid by scoring the only goal in a Villarreal victory at El Madrigal which took Marcelino's side top of the Primera Division.
Yevhen Konoplyanka's first league goal for Sevilla earned them a 3-2 victory against Rayo Vallecano and saw Los Rojiblancos climb off the foot of the La Liga table.
Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw by Malaga despite outplaying Javi Gracia's side at the Bernabeu.
An injury to Lionel Messi overshadowed Barcelona's 2-1 win over Las Palmas as the Argentina forward was ruled out for up to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his knee.
Celta Vigo handed Barcelona their first loss of the La Liga campaign and leapfrogged them in the table with an emphatic 4-1 defeat of the defending champs at the Estadio Balaidos on Wednesday.
Karim Benzema scored a brace as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at San Mames to go top of the Primera Division on goal difference.
Barcelona kept their place at the top of the Primera Division and maintained their 100 percent start to the season by beating Levante 4-1 at the Nou Camp.
Diego Simeone's second-half changes proved inspired as substitutes Fernando Torres and Angel Correa both scored in a hard-fought 2-0 win for Atletico Madrid at Eibar.
The Frenchman headed in a cross from Isco nine minutes into the second half to break the deadlock against the dogged Andalusians, who had what looked to be a legitimate goal ruled out for offside and squandered a number of clear scoring chances.
Raul Garcia enjoyed a dream debut for Athletic Bilbao by scoring in a convincing 3-1 win over Getafe.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez produced a finishing masterclass as Barcelona launched a second-half blitz at Real Betis to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table to 11 points.
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho Fernandez each scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to thrash Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 at the Bernabeu.
Antoine Griezmann found the net but Atletico Madrid failed to put pressure on leaders Barcelona as they were held 1-1 at home by Girona on Saturday.
Sevilla ended a run of five games without a win with a 3-0 victory at Espanyol.
Marco Asensio's late strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg lead in their Copa del Rey quarterfinal with Leganes.
Sevilla scored two late goals to come from behind and beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Barcelona's 29-match unbeaten record came to a shuddering halt at rivals Espanyol.
Barcelona fought back from two goals down at Real Sociedad to secure their first La Liga win at Anoeta in 11 years as the leaders kept their unbeaten record intact.
Atletico Madrid were indebted to goalkeeper Jan Oblak as they closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to six points with a narrow 1-0 win at Eibar.
Villarreal piled the pressure on under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as they snatched a 1-0 win over the struggling La Liga champions at the Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi scored twice as holders Barcelona cruised into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Thursday night.
Lucas Vazquez scored a brace as Real Madrid booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey following a 2-2 second-leg draw with Numancia at the Bernabeu.
Maxi Gomez headed a late equaliser to earn Celta Vigo a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at Balaidos, where Gareth Bale had scored twice in as many first-half minutes.
Lionel Messi marked his 400th LaLiga appearance with an early goal as leaders Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp to restore their nine-point advantage.
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Liverpool to acquire midfielder Philippe Coutinho, the clubs confirmed on Saturday.
Diego Costa was sent off in his first La Liga appearance since returning to Atletico Madrid after picking up a second yellow card for his celebrations after scoring in a 2-0 win over Getafe.
Gareth Bale's penalty set Real Madrid on their way to an ultimately comfortable 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie at Numancia.
Barcelona's record signing Ousmane Dembele made his long-awaited return from injury as the Catalan giants drew the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie with Celta Vigo 1-1.
Barcelona moved 14 points clear of Real Madrid in La Liga as three second-half goals wrapped up a convincing 3-0 victory at the Bernabeu.
Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice as Barcelona tuned up for next week's Clasico with a handsome 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.
Fernando Torres' first goal in La Liga this season gave Atletico Madrid a hard-fought 1-0 win over Alaves on Saturday and lifted the club into second place behind Barcelona.
Eduardo Berizzo's return to the Sevilla dugout delivered some defensive steel but no cutting edge up front as Levante ground out a goalless draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Barcelona seized on the second-half dismissal of Dani Raba to beat Villarreal 2-0 and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday night.
Saul Niguez scored the only goal as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 to keep Diego Simeone's team in the chase for the La Liga title.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d'Or award with a brace as Real Madrid swept past Sevilla 5-0 following a blistering first-half display at the Bernabeu.
Markel Bergara fired 10-man Getafe to a shock victory over second-placed Valencia to leave Barcelona five points clear at the top of the La Liga table.
Sergio Ramos was sent off for a record 19th time in La Liga as Real Madrid drew 0-0 Athletic Bilbao and failed to take advantage of Barcelona's earlier slip.
Atletico Madrid cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points with a 2-1 comeback win against Real Sociedad.
Barcelona failed to stretch their lead at the top of the Liga table to seven points as Celta Vigo held them to a 2-2 draw in a fine match at the Bernabeu.
Fernando Torres scored his first two goals of the season to help Atletico Madrid reach the Copa del Rey last 16 with a 3-0 win over Elche on Wednesday.