Barcelona produced an emphatic performance at Camp Nou and thrashed Celta Vigo 6-1 to move three points clear at the top of the table.
Atletico Madrid stay in the title hunt as well, after winning 1-0 against Getafe on Sunday. Fernando Torres tapped in Yannick Carrasco’s low cross from the left to earn full three points for the visitors.
On Saturday, Real Madrid continued their dominance over Athletic Bilbao with a 4-2 win at the Bernabeu.
Valencia secured their first league win of the season under Gary Neville, as Los Che beat Espanyol 2-1 at the Mestalla on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Villarreal cemented their top four position after winning 1-0 against Malaga. Deportivo La Coruna drew 2-2 against Real Betis, while Sporting drew against Rayo Vallecano with the same scoreline.
La Liga Week 24 Results
Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic Bilbao
Valencia 2-1 Espanyol
Villarreal 1-0 Malaga
Deportivo 2-2 Real Betis
Sporting de Gijon 2-2 Rayo Vallecano
Real Sociedad 3-0 Granda
Sevilla 2-0 Las Palmas
Eibar 2-0 Levante
Getafe 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Barcelona 6-1 Celta de Vigo
La Liga Table Week 24
La Liga Top Scorers After Week 24
Luis Suarez – Barcelona – 23
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid – 21
Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – 19
Neymar – Barcelona – 17
Borja Gonzales Tomas – Eibar – 16
La Liga Week 24: Major Talking Points
Messi and Suarez combined to score an audacious penalty
The Argentine maestro instead of taking the shot himself passed on to the right for Suarez to tap in. As a result of this selfless act, Messi missed a chance to score his 300th La Liga goal for Barcelona.
Check the goal below.
“Messi goes down as having a penalty not scored and an assist,” confirmed football statisticians Opta.
First league win for Gary Neville
When Oscar Duarte had put Espanyol in front, it looked like Neville’s Valencia staring at yet another home defeat. But they made a great comeback in the second half, with two quick goals in space of five minutes gave Los Che the much needed three points.
Dennis Cheryshev scored the winner for Valencia, and his impact has been compared with Mark Robins by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.
“Denis Cherychev is Spanish for Mark Robins! Well done Gary!”
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 13, 2016
Robins scored the famous FA Cup goal in 1990 that many say have saved then Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson’s job.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s importance to Real Madrid
The Portuguese scored twice and overtook Barcelona’s Luis Suarez as the top scorer in the league, with 21 goals. But, he has been more involved as a team player this season having registered 24 assists so far.
Sevilla’s home record
Would you believe that? Sevilla, fifth in the league, have yet to win a single away game this season. It is their impressive home form that is taking them forward. They have registered 11 wins at home, a record only bettered by Barcelona this season.