Valverde: Villarreal win vital in title race (0:57)
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.

Luis Suarez not hiding from struggles this season (1:43)
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.

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.

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.

Valverde: Messi's fitness not a problem (0:23)
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1dPA Sport

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.

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.

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.

2dPA Sport

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.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest of all time? (2:02)