Gareth Bale celebrates his early hit, with Lucas Vazquez.
Real is fourth on the league table with five points less than FC Barcelona. The leader won on Saturday already from Espanyol (4-0), with thanks to two fantastic free kicks, and an assist from Lionel Messi. The luminary said afterwards that he was not encouraged by the results of the election of the Golden Ball, where he just as the fifth end. This was a good way to Espanyol to fight,” said the attacker, who also Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé saw scoring.
Barcelona strengthened its lead as Sevilla in injury time of the away game at Valencia, a victory missed. Mouctar Diakhaby made just before the final whistle the same for the home team (1-1). Sevilla had the lead through a goal by Pablo Sarabia. Quincy Promes played the whole match for the visitors.
Seville follows Barcelona now on three points, just as Atlético Madrid Deportivo Alavés defeated: 3-0.