Espanyol and Deportivo La Coruna played out a dour 0-0 draw on Sunday that did little to help either side.
Carlos Bacca sealed a 2-1 win for Sevilla against Villarreal that sent them level with Barcelona at La Liga's summit.
Deportivo La Coruna ended their winless run in style with a 3-0 home win over high-flying Valencia.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid inflicted a 5-0 Primera Division defeat on Athletic Bilbao.
Terry and Jon discuss the latest La Liga news and Vicente Del Bosque's latest Spain squad.
Stephane Mbia netted a brace as Sevilla returned to winning ways with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.
Valencia missed the chance to move back level with La Liga leaders Barcelona after drawing 1-1 against Real Sociedad.
Deportivo La Coruna's nightmare week suffered a fittingly miserable end as they lost 1-0 to Almeria.
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