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2hDermot Corrigan

Real Madrid flexes their attacking muscle

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.

Hislop: UCL departure could help Barca (2:22)
6hESPN Staff

Barca not thinking of Madrid - Neymar

Brazil forward Neymar insists Barcelona are only focused on themselves and not La Liga league leaders Real Madrid.

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4hESPN staff

Ramos hits back at Pique penalty tweets

Pique, 30, seemed to suggest on Twitter that Real Madrid benefitted from a questionable call from referees in their 3-2 defeat of Villarreal.

Extra Time: Kane at Madrid, Barton's acting (4:09)
Moreno: Madrid showed fight (1:15)
Real Madrid reclaim top spot (0:32)
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10hDermot Corrigan

Barca win didn't pressure Real - Marcelo

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.

2hESPN staff

La Liga: Real go top in thriller; Barca win

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.

Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid (2:04)
Messi's late winner lifts Barca over Atleti (0:59)
11hJoseph Walker

Koke superb in late Barca defeat

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.

13hRichard Martin

Neymar, Messi the heroes vs. Atletico

Lionel Messi wasn't his best but scored the crucial late goal, while Neymar caused endless havoc as Barca beat Atletico Madrid late on.

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14hDermot Corrigan

Barcelona's quality decisive in win - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said that Barcelona's "great quality in the penalty areas" had again proved decisive after Sunday evening's loss.

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9hDermot Corrigan

Messi keeps in-crisis Barcelona in title hunt

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.

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona (2:01)
11hPA Sport

Barca beat Atletico with late Messi winner

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.

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19hESPN staff

Alli not worth as much as Bale - Salgado

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.