Sevilla won the Seville derby.
The league title race tightens after Atletico Madrid dropped points.
Barcelona and Real Madrid close in on Atletico Madrid with wins.
With Atletico Madrid playing Getafe, Barcelona playing Huesca, and Real Madrid playing Elche, the consensus would have been a win for the teams at the top end of the table.
LEADING GOAL SCORERS
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 21 goals
Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) – 18 goals
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 15 goals
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) – 15 goals
LEVANTE 1-0 VALENCIA
Goal Scorers – Levante – Roger 18′
ALAVES 1-1 CADIZ
Goal Scorers – Alaves – Joselu 36′(pen)
Goal Scorers – Cadiz – Alex Fernandez 84′(pen)
REAL MADRID 2-1 ELCHE
Goal Scorers – Real Madrid – Karim Benzema 73′ 90+1′
Goal Scorers – Elche – Dani Calvo 61′
OSASUNA 0-0 VALLADOLID
GETAFE 0-0 ATLÉTICO MADRID
CELTA VIGO 0-0 ATHLETIC CLUB
GRANADA 1-0 REAL SOCIEDAD
Goal Scorers – Granada – Germain Sanchez 51′
EIBAR 1-3 VILLARREAL
Goal Scorers – Eibar – Sergi Enrich 55′
Goal Scorers – Villarrreal – Moi Gomez 1′ Carlos Bacca 34′ Alfonso Pedraza 87′
SEVILLA 1-0 REAL BETIS
Goal Scorers – Sevilla – Youssef En-Nesyri 27′
BARCELONA 4-1 HUESCA
Goal Scorers – Barcelona – Lionel Messi 13′ 90′ Antoine Griezmann 35′ Oscar Mingueza 53′
Goal Scorers – Huesca – Rafa Mir 45+4′
Levante opened a 5-point lead in the standings on Valencia after a narrow win at home.
Alaves and Cadiz got their goals from the penalty spot to share the points.
Benezema wins it at the death for Real Madrid to stop Elche from getting another point against Real Madrid. Karim Benzema scored a brace to get Real Madrid from a losing situation to a win at home against Elche.
Atletico Madrid dropped two points in a 0-0 draw with Getafe.
Real Sociedad dropped further away from the ‘top 4’ after defeat at Granada.
It was Villarreal’s first league win in 9 games after beating relegation zoned Eibar 3-1.
Form means nothing in a derby. Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal of the match to get Sevilla a win in the Seville derby.