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Valverde: Villarreal win vital in title race (0:57)
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Extra Time: Best derby, Wilshere mania, magical Moyes (5:51)
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4hRichard Martin

Suarez, Messi send Barca to win

Barcelona weren't at their best and Villarreal put up a fight, but Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi sent Barca to victory and a five-point La Liga lead.

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Luis Suarez not hiding from struggles this season (1:43)
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Messi ties goal record in Barcelona victory (1:12)
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13hJoseph Walker

Atletico's Oblak, Saul earn 8/10

Saul's close-range effort was the difference for Atletico, who needed a Jan Oblak special late to help extend their away game unbeaten streak to 19.

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15hDermot Corrigan

Simeone delighted with Atleti performance

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's defensive strength and tactical flexibility after they ground out a 1-0 win at Real Betis.

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16hAssociated Press

Saul nets winner as Atletico edge Betis

Saul Niguez scored the only goal as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 to keep Diego Simeone's team in the chase for the La Liga title.

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Valverde: Messi's fitness not a problem (0:23)
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La Liga: Ronaldo scores brace as Real cruise

Dani Parejo's late penalty gave Valencia a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo to move two points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after Real Madrid won earlier.

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2dSam Marsden

Barcelona's Iniesta out with calf injury

Andres Iniesta has failed to recover from a calf injury and will miss Barcelona's trip to Villarreal on Sunday, the club have confirmed.

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2dDermot Corrigan

Zidane: Madrid rediscovered scoring form

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane felt his team had played their way back into goal-scoring form after Saturday's 5-0 La Liga stroll past Sevilla.

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Ronaldo shines as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla 5-0 (0:43)
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2dSam Marsden

Valverde not thinking about Masch exit

Ernesto Valverde admits Barcelona have a challenge on their hands convincing Javier Mascherano to stay at the club beyond January.

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2dDermot Corrigan

Griezmann out of Betis game with injury

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is set to miss Sunday's La Liga trip to Real Betis after suffering a hamstring injury.

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Ronaldo brace as Madrid thrash Sevilla

Real Madrid closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to five points for 24 hours at least with a 5-0 hammering of Sevilla at the Bernabeu.

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2dSam Marsden

Valverde's awkward Villarreal return

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde remains well-liked at every club he has ever managed. Except one, that is -- Villarreal, who host Barca on Sunday.

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