Fernando Torres scored his first La Liga goal for eight years. and also the first in ten games since returning to the fold, as the reigning champions beat Getafe 2-0.
Torres headed home after three minutes, Tiago adding the second just before the break.
Valencia remain in third place after a 0-4 win at Elche, the goals coming from André Gomes, Alcácer García, Roco (an own goal) and Otamendi.
Kakuta sxored the only goal of the game as Rayo Vallecano beat Málaga 1-0 on Saturday.
Athletic Bilbao overcame Almeria 2-1, Etxeita and Mikel Rico scoring for the home side, Balenziaga responding for the visitors.