On Monday, Real Sociedad moved up to ninth in the La Liga table after they demolished Rayo Vallecano at the Anoeta.
Carlos Vela scored twice in the first half, while Martinez Mikel Gonzalez and Gonzalo Castro completed the rout in the second period.
Atletico Madrid survived the second-half dismissal of defender Mario Suarez to win 1-0 at Granada and consolidate second place in the La Liga.
A goal from Arda Turan settled the game for the visitors who were forced to hold on after Suarez's dismissal.
Suarez was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence after handling the ball, leaving his team-mates to see out the last 20 minutes with only 10 men.
Atletico, who cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to three points with the win, were already a goal ahead by then as Turan finished off Jorge Koko's cross.
Levante climbed to fourth as goals from Obafemi Martins and Jose Barkero handed them a 2-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna at La Riazor.
Martins opened the scoring five minutes before half-time with his fifth goal in eight games since joining Los Granotes, but the hosts were given a great chance to get back into the game when Pedro Lopez was shown a second yellow card for handling inside his own area 10 minutes into the second half.
Riki blasted the resulting penalty over the bar and, after the numbers had been evened up as Depor goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia was also sent off for a second bookable offence, Barkero wrapped things up for the visitors with a long-range effort.
Jose Antonio Reyes and Federico Fazio both scored first-half braces as Sevilla put their recent bad form behind them with a stunning 5-1 victory over city rivals Real Betis.
The pressure was on Michel's side to produce the goods tonight after a recent slump in results and they never looked back after taking the lead in the opening seconds through Reyes.
They were two up inside five minutes thanks to Fazio and further first-half goals from the pair ended the match as a contest.
Betis' evening was compounded when Ruben Perez was dismissed for a second bookable offence and although they did claim a consolation of sorts through Ruben Castro's strike, Ivan Rakitic sealed a sensational win for Sevilla in injury time.
Mallorca ended a run of six consecutive league defeats by earning a valuable point in a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo.
Tomer Hemed put the visitors in front with his seventh goal of the season but Celta should have been level by half-time as Augusto Fernandez passed up two glorious opportunities to equalise.
Park Chu-young did eventually level for the hosts with a simple finish from a wonderful cross by Iago Aspas, but it was Mallorca who came closest to a winner as Hemed was only denied his second of the game by a brilliant save from Javi Varas.
Two goals in four minutes from Alexis and Angel Lafita saw Getafe come from behind to beat Valladolid 2-1 and move into the top half of the table.
Oscar Gonzalez's sixth goal of the season had put Valladolid ahead just before the break but after Omar Ramos came within inches of doubling the lead with a shot that smacked off the underside off the bar, Getafe rallied to score twice in the final 16 minutes.
Alexis headed home at the back post from Pedro Leon's corner before Lafita found some space inside the area and curled a beautiful finish high past Dani Gimenez into the top corner.
Cristiano Ronaldo drew a rare blank but Real Madrid still enjoyed a comprehensive 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.
It was unclear whether Real's first goal came from Karim Benzema or an own goal from the unfortunate Jon Aurtenetxe, but there was never any doubt about the result which took Jose Mourinho's side back to within eight points of leaders Barcelona, who had seen off Real Zaragoza earlier in the evening.
Sergio Ramos made it 2-0 after 30 minutes and Benzema made absolutely sure of getting his name on the scoresheet with a superb finish soon after, while Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira also got in on the act at the Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi had scored twice and set up a maiden Barcelona goal for Alex Song as the Catalan giants powered to victory over Zaragoza.
Messi took his season tally for Barcelona to 22 in all competitions with strikes in 16th and 60th minutes while he also turned provider in the 28th minute to help summer signing Song open his account for the club.
Song's goal put Barca back in front after Zaragoza had drawn level through Paco Montanes.
Espanyol slipped to the bottom of the league after a controversial defeat at Valencia which saw them end the game with nine men.
Jonathan Viera gave the home side the lead on 15 minutes but Samuele Longo equalised on the half-hour mark and the visitors looked like clinging on for a welcome point.
However, Hector Moreno was adjudged to have handled in the area three minutes from time and after Moreno and Sergio Garcia were sent off for protesting to the referee, Roberto Soldado drilled home the penalty.
Another 11 players were booked in an ill-tempered game which will have done little to boost Espanyol manager Mauricio Pochettino's chances of holding onto his job.
Elsewhere, Malaga's winless streak stretched to four games as they played out a goalless draw against resolute Osasuna at El Sadar.
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