Five thoughts from another extra dramatic weekend in La Liga as Real Madrid remain top despite a scare, but with Barca and Sevilla hot on their heels.
Brazil forward Neymar insists Barcelona are only focused on themselves and not La Liga league leaders Real Madrid.
Pique, 30, seemed to suggest on Twitter that Real Madrid benefitted from a questionable call from referees in their 3-2 defeat of Villarreal.
Isco and Alvaro Morata came on and jumpstarted Real Madrid's three-goal fightback to earn victory against Villarreal.
After going down 2-0 at Villarreal, Real Madrid came back to win an extremely demanding match and remain atop the La Liga table.
Madrid looked in deep trouble at 2-0 down against Villarreal -- especially as Barcelona's 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid earlier in the day.
Real Madrid scored three goals after the hour mark to secure a sensational 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Villarreal in La Liga action on Sunday.
Real Madrid came from two goals down to swiftly reclaim top spot in LaLiga with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Villarreal.
Barcelona began the game with what appeared to be a back three comprised of Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jeremy Mathieu.
Jeremy Mathieu's injury-stricken year continued as he was forced off during Barcelona's hard-fought 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Koke bossed the midfield, which is no easy feat against a side like Barcelona, but it wasn't enough to prevent Atletico slipping to a late defeat.
Lionel Messi wasn't his best but scored the crucial late goal, while Neymar caused endless havoc as Barca beat Atletico Madrid late on.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said that Barcelona's "great quality in the penalty areas" had again proved decisive after Sunday evening's loss.
Despite an apparent crisis and a coach who appears to be on the brink, Barcelona are back atop the La Liga table for a few hours, at least.
A last-minute Lionel Messi goal earned Barcelona a 2-1 win vs. Atletico Madrid to help them keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of the table.
Michel Salgado has told talkSPORT that Real Madrid "would be crazy" to pay Tottenham a similar fee for Dele Alli as they paid for Gareth Bale.
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