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It was to be a mixed night for Madrid's giants in the Copa del Rey, with Atletico winning big and Real being held.
I said after Real Madrid lost the Clasico to Barcelona that they would win La Liga.
Real Madrid swept past Real Valladolid thanks to Gareth Bale's 'perfect' hat-trick as city rivals Atletico Madrid enjoyed victory away to Elche.
Celta Vigo came from behind to claim a vital 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Almeria to climb away from the foot of the table.
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz has rubbished suggestions Sunday's opponents Barcelona are weaker now than in recent years.
Without the geniuses, their best players, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid are still winning.
La Liga's top three went goal crazy as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid scored 16 goals between them to thrash Granada, Getafe and Almeria, respectively.
Carlos Vela scored four goals as Real Sociedad hit back from two goals down to defeat Celta Vigo 4-3 in an enthralling match.
Barcelona go into this weekend's Primera Division clash against Granada with a mounting injury crisis.
Along with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal are the only other side in La Liga who have a clear idea of how they want to play.
Rayo Vallecano halted a run of three successive defeats with a 2-0 win at fellow La Liga strugglers Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another hat-trick, while Athletic Bilbao moved up to fifth in La Liga.
Real Madrid cannot play Barcelona until the final of the Copa del Rey after the draw for the late stages of this season's competition was made on Friday.
Real Sociedad midfielder David Zurutuza is expecting Real Madrid to present more of an attacking threat on Saturday than Manchester United managed in midweek.
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo spoke to Revista's Guillem Balague about why he moved to England, playing for Spain and his time at Real Madrid.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid occupy the top three spots in La Liga - and you have been sending in plenty of questions about the teams to our Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
Celta Vigo claimed a 1-0 win over Sevilla after Alex Lopez capitalised on an error by goalkeeper Beto.
Real Madrid survived a scare to beat Rayo Vallecano, while there were victories for Real Sociedad and Almeria in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
Barcelona will attempt to wrestle back the spotlight that Real Madrid have been commanding for the past 24 hours when they take on city rivals Espanyol at the Nou Camp on Friday night.
Barcelona went four points clear at the top of the Primera Division with a 3-0 win at Celta Vigo on Tuesday night.