Valencia and Espanyol avoided upsets as they battled through to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, while Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano also advanced.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has angrily rejected claims that Spanish bank Bankia helped finance the record-breaking 100million euro (£85.3m) transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham.
Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta has agreed a three-year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2018.
Real Madrid safely reached the last 16 of the Copa del Rey by beating plucky minnows Olimpic Xativa 2-0 at the Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi is making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, Barcelona have announced.
Ivan Rakitic admits he is not certain about his future at Sevilla, amid reports of continued interest from the Premier League.
Gareth Bale could still be available for Real Madrid's Primera Division match against Valencia this weekend despite sitting out Wednesday's Copa del Rey match against Olimpic Xatvia through injury.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are among seven Spanish clubs that are being investigated by the European Commission over public funding, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez has signed a contract extension that ties him to the Primera Division club until June 2018.
Barcelona eased their way into the last-16 of the Copa Del Rey, while Osasuna edged out Malaga to book their progress.
Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's Copa del Rey match against Olimpic Xatvia with a calf problem, but coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident the problem is not serious.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that they have not received any approaches for Angel Di Maria.
Javi Guerra bagged a second-half hat-trick to guide Real Valladolid to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo.
Miroslav Djukic has left his role as head coach of Primera Division club Valencia, with youth coach Nico Estevez placed in charge for the weekend clash with Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid overcame a difficult first half to sweep to a 3-0 victory over Valencia.
Atletico Madrid drew level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga again, while Real Betis remain rooted to the bottom after being thrashed by Real Sociedad.
Athletic Bilbao's Markel Susaeta scored one but then missed a penalty as his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Sevilla.
Imanol Agirretxe scored twice as Real Sociedad thrashed Real Betis 5-1 to keep the Seville-based club rock bottom.
Verza missed a penalty for struggling Almeria as they drew 0-0 with Espanyol on Sunday.
Swansea City forward Michu admits he still harbours ambitions of Champions League football.