Real Madrid had a comfortable 4-1 win against Sevilla on Saturday evening. Benzema opened the scoring and then Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick, scoring in the opposition net this week. Manu del Moral scored a late consolation goal for Sevilla.
Málaga overcame Levante 1-2 to hold on to fourth place in La Liga. Barkero put Levante ahead from the penalty spot but Isco equalised a short while later, also from the penalty spot.
Isco scored his second of the night just after the break and it was enough to see the Blue and Whites claim the three points.
A 93rd minute strile from Nelson Valdez was enough to see Valencia edge past Celta and move up to fifth spot in La Liga, one point behind Málaga.
Following up on their win against Real Madrid, Granada saw off the challenge of Deportivo 0-3 and are slowly climbing up the table.
Marchena put the ball into his own net to give Granada the lead just before half time and then a second half strike from Ighalo and a penalty from Siqueira made certain of the three points.