LaLiga: Atletico Madrid come from behind to beat Valencia 3-1; Barcelona down Elche 2-0 without suspended Lionel Messi
Coming from behind for a second straight time, Atletico defeated Valencia 3-1 on Sunday to strengthen their hold on the league lead entering the second half of the season.
Angel Correa and Saul Niguez scored as Atletico Madrid extended their Spanish league lead with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla.
LaLiga: Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann net two each as Barcelona rout Granada; Sevilla edge Real Sociedad
Second-placed Real Madrid were one point behind Atletico after being held at Osasuna to 0-0 in a match played in steady snowfall and with barely any scoring chances for either side.
Granada moved to within two points of the Champions League places after beating Valencia 2-1 in a feisty match where three players were sent off in six second-half minutes.
LaLiga: Real Sociedad extend lead at top after win over Cadiz; Valencia play out draw against Alaves
Real Sociedad remained in good form after the international break with a 1-0 win over Cádiz on Sunday for their sixth straight league victory and a three-point lead at the top of the standings.
LaLiga: Real Madrid recovery halted by three Valencia penalties and own-goal; Real Sociedad remain top
Madrid took the lead through Karim Benzema but presented Valencia with four gifts at Mestalla, including three spot-kicks and an own-goal scored by Raphael Varane, to fall to another surprise defeat.
Silva opened the scoring with a header on Sunday as Real Sociedad beat Celta Vigo 4-1 to take a one-point lead at the top of the league.
Europa League: 'Loved and appreciated' Gareth Bale starts as Tottenham Hotspur win, Celtic undone by AC Milan
After coming on as a substitute against West Ham for his first appearance since returning to Tottenham, Bale played more than an hour against in the Group J match against Austria's LASK, and had a hand in Tottenham's second goal.
LaLiga: Real Madrid kickstart title defence with goalless draw against Real Sociedad; Granada edge Alaves
With a squad mostly unchanged from last season, Madrid looked out of rhythm and couldn't get more than a point in a lacklustre match at the Reale Arena in the Basque Country.
Eibar needed goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic to step up to salvage a 0-0 draw with Celta Vigo at home in their first LaLiga match of the season.
Real Madrid can land their first LaLiga crown since 2017 with victory at home to Villarreal on Thursday before they visit Leganes on the final day of the season next Sunday.
LaLiga: Real Madrid move closer to title after win against Granada; Sevilla secure top four spot after Villarreal loss
Madrid can clinch their first title since 2017 on Thursday with a win at Villarreal, or if Barcelona lose points when they hosts Osasuna.
Zidane had to experiment in Real Madrid's defence with Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal serving suspensions and Marcelo and Nacho Fernández injured.
Valencia have won only one of seven matches since the league resumed and are ninth in the standings, in danger of missing out on European action next season.
LaLiga: Villarreal move closer to Champions League spot after win against Real Betis; Valencia suffer third straight loss
Villarreal's Gerard Moreno converted a seventh-minute penalty kick and added to the lead from inside the area in the 30th to become the league's top-scoring Spaniard with 15 goals
LaLiga: Real Betis fire manager Rubi after three-game winless streak; former player Alexis Trujillo appointed interim replacement
Real Betis has fired coach Rubi after the team’s third consecutive setback since the Spanish league resumed.
LaLiga: Barcelona's goalless draw against Sevilla gives Real Madrid chance to pull level; Villarreal beat Granada
Barcelona was held at Sevilla to 0-0 on Friday for their first stumble since the resumption of play in the Spanish league following a three-month stoppage for the COVID-19 pandemic.
LaLiga club logos explained: What does the tree on Athletic Bilbao's escudo mean? Is there an English reference to Barcelona's logo?
Copa del Rey: Iker Muniain's goal gives Athletic Bilbao slight edge over Granada with narrow victory in semi-final first leg
Athletic spurned early chances before the electric Williams broke down the left flank and drove a low ball across for Muniain to convert from close range.
Atletico Madrid secured a much-needed 1-0 victory against Granada which was inspired by returning captain Koke.