Sevilla 0 – 0 Sporting Gijon
Real Madrid 3 – 0 Alaves
Valencia 3 – 0 Deportivo La Coruna
Granada 1 – 4 Barcelona
- Real Madrid 3 – 0 Alaves
Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga with 10 games remaining after overcoming Alaves to record a fourth straight league win.
Karim Benzema put Zinedine Zidane’s side on course for victory after meeting Dani Carvajal’s fine cut-back.
Deyverson and Edgar wasted chances to equalise for Alaves before two goals in three minutes sealed the points.
Isco made it 2-0 before Nacho headed home after Gareth Bale’s free-kick had rebounded off the bar into his path.
For long periods their players looked jaded after long trips during the international break.
Mid-table Alaves, promoted as champions of Spain’s second-tier at the end of last season, beat Barcelona 2-1at the Nou Camp last September and the Basque club will be frustrated they did not pick up at least a point at the Bernabeu.
Karim Benzema has scored against all the 31 sides he has faced in La Liga (120 goals)
- Granada 1 – 4 Barcelona
Barcelona overcame the absence of top scorer Lionel Messi to cut Real Madrid’s La Liga lead to two points with a comfortable win at Granada.
Luis Suarez’s exquisite lob just before half-time opened the scoring before on-loan Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga equalised with a composed finish.
Paco Alcacer restored Barca’s lead before Uche Agbo was sent off for two yellow cards.
Ivan Rakitic’s deflected finish made it 3-1 before Neymar scored the fourth.
Suarez hit the bar before opening the scoring with a fine finish after Guillermo Ochoa, who had denied the former Liverpool striker with two fine saves, came rushing off his line.
Alcacer, another substitute, restored Barca’s lead after a lob over the defence by Suarez before Agbo, on loan from Watford, was shown a second yellow card.
Barca, who lost midfielder Rafinha to an injury early in the game, made the extra man advantage count.
Rakitic’s shot was going wide before it took a deflection and found its way into the net before Neymar rounded off a highly satisfactory night for the visitors with a tap-in.
- Sevilla 0 – 0 Sporting Gijon
Sevilla slumped to their fourth La Liga game without a win after being held to a goalless draw at home by lowly Sporting Gijon.
And it could have been even worse for Sevilla after referee Inaki Bikandi reversed a decision to award the visitors a penalty after a trip in the box after half an hour.
- Valencia 3 – 0 Deportivo La Coruna
Valencia ran out 3-0 winners over Deportivo La Coruna at the Mestalla.
Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and a Raul Albentosa own goal boosted Los Che into 13th place with the victory.