Barcelona and Atlético Madrid played out a 0-0 draw to remain locked together at the top of La Liga, a result which probably benefits Real Madrid more than either of the leaders. Provided Real Madrid can beat Espanyol on Sunday, of course.
Mikel Rico, Herrera and Laporte were on-target in the first half, Adúriz and Gómez with two in the second half as Athletico Bilbao trounced Almeria 6-1. Barbosa was the scorer for Almeria.
Celta de Vigo beat Valencia 2.1, Charles bagging a pair after Parejo had given the visitors a first half lead.