Malaga lost 0-1 to Real Sociedad, dropping the Andalucian team dangerously close to the relegation zone. Carlos Vela scored on behalf of Real Sociedad in the tenth minute of the match, bringing them up to seventh place in the league.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are still sharing the top spot, each has 60 points after 24 games; Athletic Bilbao is in fourth place with 44 points.
Real Madrid beat Getafe 0-3 without Ronaldo who is still suspended, goal scorers were Jese, Benzema and Modric.
Barcelona hammered Rayo Vallecano with a 6-0 win, Adriano started off the scoring just 2 minutes into the match, with further two goals from Messi, and one each from Alexis, Pedro and Neymar.
Atletico Madrid were also winners, beating Valladolid 3-0 with goals by Raul Garcia, Diego Costa and Godin.