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La Liga News: 8 January 2017; Real Madrid Equal Barcelona Record, Atletico Madrid Win

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Isco scores twice as Real Madrid see off Granada in La Liga - ESPN
Real Madrid equalled Barcelona's Spanish record of 39 games unbeaten in all competitions with a comfortable 5-0 La Liga victory over Granada at the Bernabeu. Los Blancos had ended Barcelona's record-breaking run last season with a 2-1 win at the Nou Camp and have not been beaten since going down 2-0 to Wolfsburg in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal last April.

Antoine Griezmann ends goal drought as Atletico Madrid win - ESPN
Atletico Madrid avoided losing even more ground to Real Madrid by winning away to Eibar 2-0 thanks to second-half goals by Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann. The Basques shaded the first half and came closest to scoring when Adrian Gonzalez brought a fine save from Miguel Angel Moya.

Wissam Ben Yedder hat trick lifts Sevilla into second place - ESPN
Wissam Ben Yedder recorded a hat trick to help Sevilla move into second place in La Liga overnight with a 4-0 win at Real Sociedad. Ben Yedder also set up substitute Pablo Sarabia before a stunned Anoeta Stadium, where Sociedad had not been beaten since losing to Real Madrid on the opening weekend of the season.

Jesus Garcia Pitarch resigns from Valencia sporting director role - ESPN FC
Valencia's tumultuous season has taken another twist with the resignation of sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch. Currently sitting 17th in La Liga, Los Che are only out of the relegation zone because of a better head-to-head record than Sporting Gijon.

Las Palmas beat Sporting Gijon to move into eighth place - ESPN
Las Palmas moved into eighth place in La Liga with a 1-0 home victory over Sporting Gijon on Saturday. Nabil El Zhar settled the contest from close range after 55 minutes, the former Liverpool man's third goal of the season.

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