Real Sociedad clung on to fourth place in La Liga after a goalless draw against Real Valladolid.
Real Betis' Joaquin became the oldest player to score a hat trick in La Liga history on Sunday as his side beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1.
It was the Lionel Messi Show again at the Camp Nou, as the Argentine bagged a hat trick to start his Ballon d'Or defence in style.
Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as Barcelona moved back top of La Liga with an emphatic 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca on Saturday.
Karim Benzema was wasteful for much of Real Madrid's match against Espanyol, but his late goal ensured Los Blancos all three points.
Real Madrid have returned to the top of La Liga as goals from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema earned them a 2-0 victory over Espanyol on Saturday.
Real Madrid have broken with tradition to wear green shirts instead of white when they face Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid's problems deepened as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Villarreal in La Liga on Friday, stretching their winless run to four games.
"Although I don't think he's thinking about retiring now it's something which is in the air," the Barcelona boss said of Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi's not getting any younger at 32 years old. He knows it, and Barca know it. Enter Ansu Fati, a player just getting started.
Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in January to bolster their attacking options, sources have told ESPN
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Real Madrid's Eden Hazard will miss El Clasico after medical tests revealed he has a fracture in his right ankle, sources have told ESPN.
Real Madrid had their annual Christmas party on Wednesday night. Gareth Bale showed up for the first time and got a funny gift.
Atletico Madrid are on the verge of completing a deal for Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, sources have told ESPN FC.
Barca teenager Ansu Fati signed his second new contract of the year with the Spanish champions until 2022 increasing his buy-out clause to €170m.
Atletico Madrid could still face punishment after their supporters abused former player Antoine Griezmann with 'die chants' against Barcelona.
Gareth Bale has said being whistled by Real Madrid fans was "a shock" in the aftermath of the row over his flag celebration.
Zinedine Zidane and the Real Madrid hierarchy remain at odds over the signing of Paul Pogba, with the coach desperate for the Man United midfielder.
Fraud charges against Lionel Messi's charity have been reopened by a Spanish court.