Atletico Madrid did not gain three points but gained three games in hand on their closest rivals in the league title race.
Atletico Madrid remained top of the league table (by a point), after Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw by Osasuna.
The result of Real Madrid’s game allowed Barcelona to narrow the point-gap between the two giants to 3 points.
Villarreal opened the round with a win to allow themselves to keep up pace with the other three teams in the Champions League qualifying spot.
Leading goal scorers as things stand.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 11 goals
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) – 10 goals
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) – 9 goals
Luis Suárez (Atlético Madrid) – 9 goals
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 8 goals
Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) – 8 goals
CELTA VIGO 0-4 VILLARREAL
Goal Scorers – Villarreal – Gerard Moreno 5′ Moi Gomez 14′ Dani Parejo 19′ Fer Nino 31′
SEVILLA 2-2 REAL SOCIEDAD
Goal Scorers – Sevilla – Youssef En-Nesyri 4′ 7′ 46′
Goal Scorers – Real Sociedad – Diego Carlos 5′(og) Alexander Isak 14′
ATLETICO MADRID pp ATHLETIC CLUB
GRANADA 0-4 BARCELONA
Goal Scorers – Barcelona – Antoine Griezmann 12′ 63′ Lionel Messi 35′ 42′
OSASUNA 0-0 REAL MADRID
LEVANTE 2-1 EIBAR
Goal Scorers – Levante – Gonazlo Melero 65′ José Morales 76′
Goal Scorers – Eibar – Takshi Inui 51′
CADIZ 3-1 ALAVES
Goal Scorers – Cadiz – Alex Fernández 18′ Anthony Lozano 56′ Alvaro Negredo 68′
Goal Scorers – Alaves – Joselu 23′(pen)
ELCHE 1-3 GETAFE
Goal Scorers – Elche – Rau Guti 4′
Goal Scorers – Getafe – Marc Cucurella 39′ Jaime Mata 69′
REAL VALLADOLID 0-1 VALENCIA
Goal Scorers – Valencia – Carlos Soler 76′
HUESCA 0-2 REAL BETIS
Goal Scorers – Real Betis – Aissa Mandi 78′ Antonie Sanabria 90+3′
Villarreal created a 9-point gap between themselves and Celta Vigo. Villarreal looked to be on course to win with double-digit goals in the opening half hour of the match against Celta Vigo. Back to back league defeat for Celta Vigo after 6 straight games without defeat. You would have thought Celta Vigo was going to put up a better fight after their midweek defeat at Ibiza in the Copa del Rey.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s brace in the first half kept Sevilla on even terms in the first half against Real Sociedad. His third goals won Sevilla the game. After handing Sevilla an early lead, En-Nesyri had to restore his side’s lead on two occasions for them to take all three points against Real Sociedad.
Heavy snow in Madrid postponed the ‘Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club’ fixture.
Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann scored a brace in Barcelona’s 4-0 win at Granada.
Points dropped as Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw by relegation-zoned Osasuna.
Levante came from a goal down to beat Eibar.
Cadiz found two goals in the second half to win at home against Alaves. It was Cadiz’s first win in the league since their shocking win against Barcelona. (5 games)
A 1-0 win against Valladolid was Valencia’s first league victory since beating Real Madrid. (6 games).
Real Betis doubled their lead despite going down a man in the final 10-minutes. The 2-0 win for Real Betis was Huesca’s 4th defeat in 5 league games without a win.
Elche went down a man (after Ivan Marcone picked up another yellow card in the 52nd-minute); and went two goals down after losing 3-1 at home to Getafe.