Real Sociedad look like they are beginning to take a firm grip on fourth place in La Liga after a 4-2 win over Málaga on Saturday.
Carlos Vela, De la Bella and Griezmann put the home side three up within thirty minutes before Pedro Morales pulled one back just before the break. Iñigo Martinez grabbed another for Real before Santa Cruz replied for Málaga.
Real Madrid went a goal down to Levante through Michel but it didn’t last as Higuaín, Kaka (penalty), Ronaldo and two from Ozil gave the home side a comfortable 5-1 win.
Betis moved up to sixth place pending Sunday’s matches with a 1-5 victory at Granada. Rúben Castro (2), an own goal from Iñigo Lopez, Pabón and Angel were on the scoresheet for Real Betis, Aranda getting a consolation goal for the home side.