Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer as they defeated Levante 3-0 to go top of the Primera Division.
The strike is his 324th goal in 310 games, coming three minutes after Marcelo had given the hosts the lead midway through the first half, and Jese rounded off the win late on with a terrific individual goal.
Real Madrid are ahead of Barcelona on goal difference and two points clear of Villarreal, who face Celta Vigo on Sunday
Neymar scored four goals to help Barcelona overcome an early deficit and defeat Rayo Vallecano 5-2.
Javi Guerra put the visitors ahead, but it only lasted seven minutes as Neymar converted a penalty to draw Barcelona level.
A second Neymar penalty 10 minutes later after he was brought down in the box.
The Brazilian added two more goals to his tally just seconds apart in the second half.
Luis Suarez completed the damage to deliver Barcelona’s fifth goal of the night.
Sevilla came from behind to salvage a point at Eibar with a 1-1 draw.
Borja Baston gave in-form Eibar an early lead but the visitors improved in the second half and drew level through Kevin Gameiro’s close-range effort on 71 minutes.
The Andalusians remain in mid-table and are still searching for their first away win of the season in all competitions, while Eibar missed out on an opportunity to cement their place in the top six.
Valencia posted a convincing 3-0 home win over Malaga.
Malaga striker Charles was on target at the wrong end to hand Los Che a 19th-minute lead at the Mestalla, and Andre Gomes doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute before Dani Parejo sealed matters by converting an 88th-minute penalty.
Espanyol gave their season a boost with an impressive 3-1 triumph at Real Betis.
Enzo Roco headed Espanyol into a fourth-minute lead at the Estadio Benito Villamarin and goals early in the second half from Felipe Caicedo and Victor Sanchez put the result beyond doubt before Vincenzo Rennella’s late consolation for the hosts.
- Antoine Griezmann scored a stunning individual goal against former club Real Sociedad to help Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win at Anoeta and pile more pressure on La Real coach David Moyes. Yannick Ferreira Carrasco sealed the points by netting in injury time, moments after Diego Reyes had been sent off for the hosts, and then striker Jonathas de Jesus was also dismissed after Atletico’s second.
- The win takes Atletico above Villarreal and up to fourth in the Primera Division table, while Sociedad languish in 16th place on six points after eight games, and level with the relegation zone.
- Getafe comfortably beat Las Palmas 4-0 to record a third straight home win and move up to 11th place. Victor Rodriguez took advantage of the visitors’ risky defending to open the scoring after just three minutes and then Pablo Sarabia headed in from close range in the 11th minute to double the advantage.
- The Madrid side never looked in danger of losing their lead and their task was made easier when Emmanuel Culio was given a straight red card late in the second half, and then Celtic loanee Stefan Scepovic rounded off the win by scoring twice in the closing minutes.
- Celta Vigo forward Nolito Agudo scored in the 90th minute to snatch a 2-1 win at 10-man Villarreal and pull the visitors level with Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of La Liga. Nolito and attacking midfielder Fabian Orellana kept Celta unbeaten after eight rounds after each scored a goal and struck the woodwork at El Madrigal Stadium.
- Deportivo La Coruna staged a late comeback to rescue a 2-2 draw against Athletic Bilbao and maintain their promising start to the season as they reached the top six in the Primera Division.
- A first-half goal from Inaki Williams had given visitors Bilbao a half-time lead, and, when Aritz Aduriz added a second goal shortly after the hour mark, victory had looked likely. Lucas Perez responded for Deportivo in the 80th minute, however, and as their urgency increased as stoppage time neared, Bilbao’s Oscar de Marcos sent the equalising goal into his own net that secured a point for the hosts.
Real Madrid 3 – 0 Levante
Eibar 1 – 1 Sevilla
Barcelona 5 – 2 Rayo Vallecano
Valencia 3 – 0 Malaga
Real Betis 1 – 3 Espanyol