La Liga results – Madrid go top; Suarez bags brace as Barca crush fellow copa finalist

​Real Betis 0 – 0 Valencia

Alaves 0 – 6 Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao 2 – 1 Deportivo La Coruna

Osasuna 1 – 3 Real Madrid


Real Madrid moved back above Barcelona to the top of La Liga by winning at Osasuna in a match overshadowed by an awful injury to Tano Bonnin.


The bottom club’s full-back broke his leg in a first-half challenge by Isco.

Cristiano Ronaldo slotted a shot under goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to put the visitors in front, but Sergio Leon ran clear to chip an equaliser.

Isco then darted on to a loose ball to steer a shot inside the far post, and Lucas Vazquez chipped in a late third.


A few minutes before Isco’s goal, Real wing-back Danilo was carried off with an ankle injury

Real’s victory moved them a point ahead of Barcelona, with two games in hand.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored as Barcelona thrashed Alaves in La Liga.


Suarez turned in the opener for the visitors from Aleix Vidal’s drilled cross, before Neymar tapped in the second from close range.

Barca turned on the style in the second half with four goals in the space of nine minutes, as Messi stroked in the third before Alexis’ own goal.

Ivan Rakitic smashed home from inside the area and Suarez added the sixth.


These two sides will meet again on Saturday, 27 May in the final of the Copa del Rey after Barca got past Atletico Madrid and Alaves edged through against Celta Vigo.

Suarez now has 18 goals this season, making him the league’s top marksman, one ahead of team-mate Messi.

Full-back Vidal was carried off on a stretcher late on and will miss the  rest of the seasonafter dislocating his right ankle, after a challenge by Theo Hernandez.

Luis Enrique’s side remain second and have played two more games than leaders Real Madrid.

Valencia battled to a 0-0 draw at Real Betis as Ruben Castro failed to take his chances for the hosts.


Valencia are enduring a difficult season and managed to avert a third straight league loss on Saturday despite facing some heavy pressure.

On his 36th birthday, Aritz Aduriz scored with a minute remaining to complete Athletic Bilbao’s 2-1 comeback victory over Deportivo La Coruna.


Emre Colak had given Depor the lead two minutes before the break, but Iker Muniain equalised on 71 minutes before Aduriz’s late winner from a tight angle.

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