Karim Benzema left out of Real Madrid's clash with Sevilla | Sky Sports
Benzema was put under former judicial investigation after being questioned by French police this week in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail Lyon forward Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video. The 27-year-old's lawyer has insisted Benzema is innocent and he was subsequently freed pending further investigations, before returning to training on Thursday.
Rafa Benitez: No one knows Cristiano Ronaldo-Laurent Blanc details - Goal.com
Rafael Benitez does not believe anyone knows what Cristiano Ronaldo said to Laurent Blanc after Real Madrid's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain midweek. The 30-year-old was pictured speaking into the Frenchman's ear following Madrid's 1-0 win on Tuesday, before being photographed winking at PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Atletico Madrid misfiring attack could learn from Jan Oblak - ESPN FC
What a difference a year can make in football. Atletico Madrid, reigning league champions, had just signed two goalkeepers -- Jan Oblak and Miguel Angel Moya -- to try to replace the seemingly irreplaceable Thibaut Courtois.
Ruthless Valencia hit five to ease pressure on under-fire boss Nuno - ESPN FC
Valencia eased the pressure on coach Nuno Espirito Santo by thrashing high-flying Celta Vigo 5-1 to record their biggest win of the season. Paco Alcacer opened the scoring at Balaidos after just 12 minutes, although Augusto Fernandez levelled midway through the first half as the hosts began to reassert themselves.
Javi Guerra double earns win for 10-man Rayo Vallecano - ESPN FC
Javi Guerra continued his excellent goalscoring form by firing 10-man Rayo Vallecano to a 2-1 win over struggling Granada in Vallecas. The striker scored twice in the opening 10 minutes to put Paco Jemez's men in charge against former Rayo boss Jose Ramon Sandoval's side, who pulled a goal back in the second half through Jean-Sylvester Babin.
Eibar 3-1 Getafe - ESPN FC
Sergi Enrich scored twice for the Basque outfit either side of a Victor Rodriguez goal for the visitors, and then Saul Berjon scored from the penalty spot after Damian Suarez had been sent off, securing the win and sending Jose Luis Mendilibar's side up to sixth.
Ruben Castro earns Real Betis victory over Malaga - ESPN FC
Veteran striker Ruben Castro's fifth goal in six games earned Real Betis a 1-0 La Liga victory over Malaga. The 34-year-old coolly finished in the 64th minute to end Betis' three-game winless run and move them into the top half of the table.
Strugglers Levante draw with Deportivo to earn first point under new boss - ESPN FC
Levante came from behind to draw 1-1 with Deportivo La Coruna and earn their first Primera Division point under new coach Rubi. Lucas Perez had given the visitors the lead midway through the first half against the run of play, but Levante's energetic approached paid off after half-time, with Victor Camarasa levelling with a free-kick.