Barcelona saw off Espanyol 1-0 in local derby at Camp Nou to seal a vital victory as Xavi Hernandez started his managerial carreeer with a clean sheet victory. Barcelona only goal was scored in the 46th minute by Memphis Depay to propel the hosts to position 6 in the La Liga table with 20 points while Espanyol dropped to position 11 in La Liga table with 17 points. La Liga defending Champions Atletico Madrid saw off Osasuna 1-0 at Metropolitano Stadium, goal courtesy of Felipe in the 87th minute to clinch a clean sheet victory. After the 1-0 victory, Atletico Madrid climbed up to position 4 in the La Liga standings with 26 points while Osasuna dropped to position 9 with 19 points.
Sevilla were held into a 2-2 draw by Deportivo Alaves to drop 2 vital points in the La Liga title race. Sevilla goals were scored by Ocampos and Rakitic while Alaves goals were netted by Laguadia and Joselu as the hosts moved up to position 1 in the La Liga table with 28 points while Alaves moved to position 14 with 14 points. Villareal drew 1-1 against Celta Vigo, goal courtesy of Moreno to climb up to poaition 12 in La Liga table with 16 points. Real Madrid dropped to position 3 in the La Liga table with 27 points ahead of their Sunday fixture against Granda and Real Sociadad are in position 2 with 28 points.
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