Real Madrid will stay on top of the pile after a fairly comfortable 6-1 win over Racing Santander on Saturday evening.
Higuaín started the ball rolling and then Cristiano Ronaldo added four, one of them a penalty, before Özil made it 6-0. Rosenberg pulled one back for Racing in the 73rd minute, deftly deflecting a Diop shot with his back.
A double from Lionel Messi, one in each half, saw Barcelona safely past Zaragoza by a score of 0-2. Zaragoza played out the second half with only ten men after Ponzio was sent back to the dressing room.
Valencia have been stumbling a bit recently after a promising start to the season, this time losing 1-2 to Mallorca, Gonzalo Castro scoring both goals, one from the penalty spot. Valencia’s consolation goal also came via the penalty spot, Roberto Soldado the scorer.