Barcelona move to the top of La Liga

Lionel Messi scored the 24th hat-trick of his La Liga career and joined Cristiano Ronaldo as joint leading scorer this season after Barcelona thrashed Rayo Vallecano 6-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

Real Madrid failed to increase their lead at the top of La Liga after losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening.

Sevilla 0-0 Atlético Madrid

It is looking very much like Atlético Madrid will not retain their title this season, especially after a 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Sunday evening.

Málaga 3-2 Getafe

Horta, Darder and Juanmi were on target as Málaga eventually overcame Getafe 3-2 at La Rosaleda, Alvaro Vazquez grabbing two for the visitors.

Granada 1-3 Barcelona

Luis Suarez scored one and created two goals as Barcelona temporarily, at least, cut the gap to La Liga leaders Real Madrid with victory at Granada.

Man City 1-2 Barcelona

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona beat Manchester City 1-2 in their Champions League last-16 first leg encounter on Tuesday night.

Elche 0-2 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo moved up to third on Real Madrid’s all-time top scorers list as he helped his team to a comfortable 0-2 away victory over Elche.

Málaga end Barcelona’s winning run

Barcelona’s 11-match winning streak came to an end on Saturday with a 0-1 loss to Málaga, Juanmi’s seventh minute goal doing the damage.