A close range finish from Mario Mandzukic gave Atletico Madrid all three points at Getafe after a scrappy performance - but the win sees Diego Simeone's side keep pace with the four other title challengers.
Carlos Bacca's injury-time penalty crowned a late Sevilla comeback against Villarreal and sent them level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Real Madrid took the clasico honours as they beat Barcelona 3-1 in the first meeting of the two Spanish giants this season.
Ikechukwu Uche scored both goals as Villarreal comfortably beat Almeria 2-0 to move up to sixth place in the Primera Division.
Deportivo La Coruna ended their winless run in style with a 3-0 home defeat over high-flying Valencia.
Atletico Madrid got their Primera Division season back on track with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol on Sunday.
Lionel Messi marked the 10-year anniversary of his Barcelona debut by scoring his 250th league goal and providing an assist to see off Eibar 3-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo was at the double as Real Madrid warmed up for next week's clasico clash with Barcelona by putting five goals past hapless Levante in Valencia on Saturday afternoon.
Real Madrid moved into the Primera Division's top four as Cristiano Ronaldo's third hat-trick in four league games steered them to a 5-0 thrashing of struggling Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.
Atletico Madrid suffered their first defeat of the season as they were overpowered by a rampant Valencia side, who scored three goals in a chaotic opening 13 minutes to win 3-1 at the Mestalla.
Barcelona remain at the top of the Primera Division table following a comfortable yet unremarkable 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano, who had two men sent off in the second half.
Valencia missed the chance to move level with Primera Division leaders Barcelona after drawing 1-1 against a much-improved Real Sociedad side at Anoeta.
Atletico Madrid brushed aside a below-par Sevilla to claim a professional and ultimately emphatic 4-0 Primera Division win.
Lionel Messi scored his 400th career goal and Neymar hit a hat-trick as Barcelona got back to winning ways in style, routing Granada 6-0 at the Nou Camp.
First half goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo saw Real Madrid overcome a potentially tricky trip to Villarreal and march on to their third straight win.
Joao Miranda's second-half header proved the difference as Atletico Madrid beat Almeria 1-0 on Wednesday and maintained their unbeaten start to the season in La Liga.
Barcelona's 100 percent winning start to their Primera Division campaign ended after a goalless draw at Malaga.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid eased to a 5-1 win over Elche in La Liga on Tuesday.
Barcelona's perfect start to the new Primera Division season continued with a processional 5-0 victory over bottom side Levante at Ciutat de Valencia.
Villarreal produced a blistering second-half performance to battle back from two goals down and take all three points at home to Rayo Vallecano.
Pablo Hernandez's audacious first-half goal helped Celta Vigo claim a 2-2 draw from a hugely entertaining clash against Primera Division champions Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick while Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez both netted twice as Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 at Riazor.
Carlos Bacca's first-half penalty and an Alex Vidal tap-in three minutes from time secured Sevilla a 2-0 Primera Division victory over Getafe at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Sunday.
Valencia continued their excellent start to life under coach Nuno Espirito Santo with a dominant 3-1 win over Espanyol, who will be worrying about their prospects in the Primera Division this season.
Atletico Madrid took all Real Madrid had to throw at them and responded with better as they won 2-1 at the Bernabeu.
Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from substitute Neymar saw Barcelona beat a resilient Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to pick up a third consecutive win to stay top of the Primera Division.
Alvaro Negredo has left Manchester City to join Valencia on a loan deal that will ultimately lead to a permanent 30 million-euro move.
Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan.
European champions Real Madrid surrendered a two-goal lead after just 11 minutes as they crashed to a shock 4-2 defeat at struggling Real Sociedad.
Sandro scored his first senior goal for Barcelona to give them a narrow 1-0 win at Villarreal.
Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target as the Copa del Rey holders thrashed Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Thursday for a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the quarterfinals.
Real Madrid limped into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, losing 1-0 at Leganes with an another lacklustre performance yet still advancing 3-1 on aggregate.
Injury-hit Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday, earning their first La Liga win of the year thanks to a late free kick from Dani Ceballos to return to the top four.
Luis Suarez scored twice while Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona re-opened a five-point lead over second place Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Eibar.
Sevilla's hopes of staying in the La Liga title race faded further with a 2-0 defeat on Sunday at struggling Athletic Bilbao, who boosted their chances of survival with two wonderful goals from Inaki Williams.
Antoine Griezmann proved to be Atletico Madrid's decisive figure yet again as the Frenchman struck the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante on Sunday which kept Diego Simeone's side in touch with La Liga leaders Barcelona.
Barcelona's recent iron grip on the Copa del Rey came under threat as they lost 2-1 at Levante in their last-16 first-leg tie on Thursday after resting a host of first team regulars, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Real Madrid pulled away from Leganes in the second half for a 3-0 win in their Copa del Rey first-leg tie on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid earned a 1-1 draw away to Girona in a chaotic and entertaining Copa del Rey last 16 first-leg match on Wednesday, leaving the tie finely balanced.
Barcelona increased their lead atop La Liga to five points with a 2-1 victory at Getafe on Sunday.
Real Madrid's nightmarish start to the new year continued on Sunday with a shock 2-0 home defeat by struggling Real Sociedad which left the European champions sitting outside the top four in La Liga.
A stunning free kick goal from Antoine Griezmann earned Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw against Sevilla in an entertaining game between La Liga's second and third-placed sides on Sunday which weakened both team' pursuit of leaders Barcelona.
Real Madrid endured a frustrating start to the new year as they drew 2-2 at struggling Villarreal on Thursday and were left seven points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.
A stoppage-time strike from Wissam Ben Yedder allowed 10-man Sevilla to avoid an embarrassing defeat to lowly Leganes on Sunday as they snatched a 1-1 draw but still lost ground in their chase of La Liga leaders Barcelona.
La Liga champions Barcelona ensured they will end the year sitting top of the table by strolling to a comfortable 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, inspired by another superb display from Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi netted his first hat trick of the La Liga season and provided two assists in yet another sensational individual display as a rampant Barcelona won 5-0 at Levante to strengthen their lead at the top of the table on Sunday.
Sevilla overcame a dangerous Girona side to win 2-0 at home in an entertaining game on Sunday, climbing up to second place in La Liga to breathe down the necks of leaders Barcelona.
Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game after 13 minutes as Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann struck the decisive goal in a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Valladolid on Saturday, after they had thrown away a two-goal lead, taking them level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Gareth Bale scored an early winner as Real Madrid won 1-0 away to a spirited Huesca and moved up to fourth in La Liga, five points behind leaders Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid moved into provisional second place in La Liga with a 3-0 win over fourth-placed Alaves on Saturday to join leaders Barcelona on 28 points.
Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday's Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga.
Real Madrid trounced third division side Melilla 6-1 in a Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg on Thursday, completing a 10-1 aggregate victory, to ease into the round of 16 of the competition.
Denis Suarez struck twice for Copa del Rey holders Barcelona as they thrashed Cultural Leonesa 4-1 on Wednesday to progress to the round of 16 with a 5-1 aggregate victory.
A second-half salvo from Atletico Madrid helped them sweep past Sant Andreu 4-0 on Wednesday and into the Copa del Rey round of 16 5-0 on aggregate.
Champions Barcelona overcame a dogged Villarreal side to win 2-0 at home on Sunday, with goals from stalwart defender Gerard Pique and youngster Carles Alena, to provisionally return to the top of La Liga.
Atletico Madrid's La Liga title ambitions suffered a setback on Sunday as they drew 1-1 away at Girona, only averting a first league defeat since September thanks to a late own goal by Jonas Ramalho.
Real Madrid produced another unconvincing display on Saturday but rode their luck to earn a 2-0 win at home to Valencia which allowed them to climb to fifth in the La Liga standings and soothe their recent troubles.
Sevilla leapfrogged Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to go top of La Liga after they beat Real Valladolid 1-0 at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.
Ousmane Dembele's 90th-minute strike rescued Barcelona a point at Atletico Madrid in a 1-1 draw on Saturday that kept the Catalans top of La Liga.