Real Madrid were lethargic and disjointed in a match they looked like they wanted no part of, but Marco Asensio secured a narrow win over Leganes.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hoped his team had turned a corner following a difficult recent time, when speaking after the Copa del Rey win.
Real Madrid took a small step toward ending its crisis on Thursday, defeating Leganes 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first leg.
Melendo, 20, came on as a substitute and struck two minutes from time to give Espanyol a 1-0 advantage in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal.
Obituaries are usually written when Barcelona lose but following the end of their unbeaten run, the mood is decidedly more upbeat this time.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for Thursday evening's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at Leganes.
Man arrested in connection with the incident is also reported to be an Atletico fan.
Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets expect Barcelona to bounce back quickly after their 29-game unbeaten streak was brought to an end by rivals Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez said his team still believe they can turn the tie around, despite blowing a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at home to Sevilla.
He may be one of the best players of all time, but Lionel Messi doesn't like penalties. His miss underlined a poor night for Barcelona vs. Espanyol.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Barcelona's 29-match unbeaten record came to a shuddering halt at rivals Espanyol.
Diego Costa rates 8/10 for Atletico Madrid while Stefan Savic graded 2/10 during loss to Sevilla at the Copa del Rey.
Sevilla scored two late goals to come from behind and beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Ronaldo has let it be known that he has decided to leave the Bernabeu next summer, but Zidane said he does not imagine the star playing anywhere else.
Ernesto Valverde acknowledges Andres Iniesta is not getting any younger and says it is important the club closely monitor the 33-year-old's fitness.
Atletico Madrid won again as Jan Oblak was stout in goal and Kevin Gameiro scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Eibar.
Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno says he expects a "dangerous" tie against neighbours Leganes.
Jordi Alba labelled Lionel Messi "the best player in the world by a distance" after the two combined for three of Barcelona's goals on Thursday.
Barcelona delivered maybe their most visually pleasing performance of the season and Lionel Messi and Jordi teamed up to dismantle Celta Vigo 5-0.
Lionel Messi had two goals and an assist as Barcelona cruised into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid's backups outside of Lucas Vazquez struggled again but a draw vs. second-tier Numancia was good enough to progress in the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was satisfied with his team's performance after their 2-2 draw against Segunda side Numancia on Wednesday.