Atletico Madrid secured a much-needed 1-0 victory against Granada which was inspired by returning captain Koke.
The crucial moment in the game came when Real midfielder Federico Valverde deliberately fouled Alvaro Morata when he was through on goal in the 115th minute, avoiding a clear chance for Atletico but earning a straight red card
A late strike from Espanyol's Wu Lei stymied a superb performance by Luis Suarez to leave Barcelona tied on points atop LaLiga with Real Madrid at halfway stage of the season
FIFA 20 Rankings: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo continue dominance atop rankings, Liverpool stars break into top-10
The FIFA 20 Top 100 is fairly predictable, with Lionel Messi coming out on top in his seemingly ceaseless battle with Cristiano Ronaldo for the number 1 spot in the game
Atletico Madrid preview: With Joao Felix adding silk to Diego Simeone's steely side, new-look Atleti launch title challenge
Atletico Madrid finished the last two league seasons above Real and the same objective data that draws all the attention towards Real and Barcelona, begs everyone to consider Atletico as strong contenders for gold.
Jan Oblak's previous contract contained a release clause of 100 million euros, which is likely to have been increased, rather than removed, in his new deal.
LaLiga: Atletico slip up in Barcelona pursuit with loss against Real Betis; Real Madrid gain ground after beating Alaves
Real Madrid gained ground on both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga as Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior each scored in a 3-0 win over Alaves on Sunday.
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone to discuss contract extension with club's chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin
Diego Simeone's Atletico will leapfrog Barcelona if they win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday but have not beaten the reigning Spanish champions in the league since 2010.
It is Griezmann's first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season's end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.
La Liga: Gareth Bale bags brace as Real Madrid rout hapless Celta Vigo 6-0; Atletico edge past Getafe
With Cristiano Ronaldo again sidelined with an ankle injury, Bale stepped into the limelight with two first-half strikes to push his case for a starting spot in the Champions League final against Liverpool in two weeks' time.
Europa League: Familiar frailties haunt Arsenal as Atletico Madrid's dogged resistance hands them advantage
Atletico Madrid fought their way back from adversity, exhibited great fortitude and pounced on Arsenal's weakness to take the upper hand in the semi-final tie.
Europa League: Antoine Griezmann's late equaliser gives Atletico Madrid the edge over Arsenal in semi-final tie
Arsenal's hopes of sending outgoing manager Arsene Wenger off with a trophy suffered a major blow as they could only draw 1-1 with 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.
La Liga: Lionel Messi's run of spectacular goals from dead ball situations proves he has mastered the art of free-kicks
With a perfectly-placed dipping free kick from 23 metres out on Sunday, Messi beat Atletico Madrid’s wall and towering goalkeeper Jan Oblak to earn Barcelona a vital 1-0 win over their La Liga title rivals at Camp Nou
La Liga: Lionel Messi produces moment of magic as solid Barcelona leave uninspired Atletico Madrid behind
In what was touted as a match between two of La Liga's most in-form men, Messi outshone Griezmann with ease, providing the decisive contribution that helped decide the tie.
La Liga: Atletico Madrid fail to put pressure on leaders Barcelona after slumping to defeat against Espanyol
Atletico remain six points adrift of Barca, but could end the year nine points back if the Catalans move a huge step towards the title with victory away to Real on Saturday.
Chelsea finished second in the group behind Italy’s AS Roma, while Atletico, finalists in 2014 and 2016, will drop into the Europa League after finishing third.
Both Madrid sides suffered a familiar lack of cutting edge in front of goal this season
Kevin Gameiro ended Atletico Madrid's goal drought on the road as Diego Simeone's men ground out a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday to leapfrog Real Madrid into third in La Liga.
The result left England six points clear at the top of Group F above neighbours Scotland, whose 1-0 win over 10-man Slovakia in Glasgow left them in pole position to claim the play-off place.
La Liga: Lacklustre Atletico Madrid held by Leganes, Sevilla hand Malaga their sixth defeat of season
Atletico Madrid's poor week following their Champions League defeat by Chelsea continued as they lost more ground in the La Liga title race in a 0-0 draw at Leganes.