Real Madrid suffer setback

Aritz Aduriz scored a first-half header to give Ernesto Valverde???s men a superb victory over the European champions.

A win for Barcelona against Rayo Vallecano would see the Catalan giants leapfrog Carlo Ancelotti???s side and take the lead in La Liga.

Sevilla won a seven-goal thriller at Deportivo to banish their away demons and close the gap on fourth-placed Valencia in La Liga.

Oriel Riera opened the scoring for Deportivo but Vitolo levelled a few minutes later and then gave the visitors the lead early in the second half.

Kevin Gameiro’s penalty gave Sevilla a bigger advantage which was then reduced as Riera scored again, only for Sidnei’s own goal to put the game out of Depor’s sight – although Lucas Perez scored from the penalty spot for the Galicians in injury time.

An early strike from Victor Rodriguez gave Elche a win over struggling Almeria to move out of the bottom three.

The winger headed home Jonathas??? cross on six minutes to leave the visitors without a win in four Primera Division matches.

Ignacio Camacho’s unfortunate own-goal proved enough to tip Saturday night’s Andalusian derby in Granada’s favour.

The hosts at Los Carmenes were the better side throughout but needed a mistake from Malaga midfielder Camacho to book them the win that brings them within three points of safety.

Granada’s 1-0 triumph was their first in five attempts while seventh-placed Malaga missed an opportunity to notch a third straight Primera Division victory.

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