Barcelona and Real Madrid were involved in an El Clasico thriller at Camp Nou
Last Updated: October 7, 2012 10:32pm
Cristiano Ronaldo: Bagged a brace as Real Madrid held Barcelona
Barcelona and Real Madrid put on a show in El Clasico, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a brace apiece.
Ronaldo netted his 13th goal of a remarkable campaign to break the deadlock, but his fierce rival for the 'best player in the world' tag levelled matters just after the half-hour mark.
Messi then curled home a sumptuous free-kick on the hour to put Barca in front, but five minutes later Ronaldo was sprung clear to restore parity and ensure the spoils would be shared.
Obafemi Martins netted the only goal of the game as Levante stunned Valencia.
The former Newcastle striker found the target after 22 minutes and Los Che were unable to offer a response and continue to languish in the bottom half of the table.
High-flying Mallorca slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat on home soil against Granada.
Youssef El Arabi opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 66 minutes, and the visitors doubled their lead 10 minutes later through Gabriel Torje.
Tomer Hamed pulled one back for Mallorca two minutes from time, but his effort proved to be too little, too late.
Athletic Bilbao have endured a testing start to the 2012/13 campaign, but they were able to pick up a morale-boosting success against Osasuna on Sunday.
A solitary strike from Aritz Aduriz proved to be enough to separate the two sides at San Mames.
Falcao was among the goals again for Atletico Madrid as they secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Malaga.
Atletico's prolific frontman took just six minutes to add to his impressive tally for the season, but saw that effort cancelled out by Roque Santa Cruz on 36 minutes.
It looked as though that would be how things would stay entering the closing stages, but Weligton endured a moment to forget in stoppage-time as he put through his own net to hand the points to the hosts.