Barcelona survived an early scare against Getafe to emerge 5-2 winners and take top spot in La Liga for Christmas.
Athletic Bilbao ended Getafe's run of four straight wins with a 1-0 victory to climb above them into fifth place in La Liga.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hit some of the best form of his career in the opening weeks of the season.
Round-up: Alexis Sanchez and Pedro’s goals saw Liga champions Barcelona defeat local rivals Espanyol 2-0.
Brazilian striker Jonas scored twice as Valencia rallied from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Real Zaragoza on Saturday, moving them up to fifth in La Liga.
Adrián Colunga helped Getafe secure a win over Mallorca with two late strikes in Getafe's 3-1 victory at Iberostar Estadi.
Getafe defeated Celta de Vigo 3-1 in front of a crowd of 9,100 at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Saturday
Getafe earned a 3-1 win over Deportivo de La Coruna after seeing a late goal from substitute Alvaro.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a ten-minute hat-trick as Real Madrid destroyed Getafe 4-0 with a ruthless second half display.
Diego Castro salvaged a point for Getafe with an injury time penalty against Osasuna as the Liga match ended 1-1.
Malaga missed a chance to close to within a point of Real Madrid while Valencia were thrashed by Real Sociedad.
Alberto Lopo scored the only goal of the game as Getafe defeated Malaga 1-0 at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Pedro León was on target as Getafe beat Espanyol, 2-0 at Cornellá - El Prat.
A wonderful free-kick from Benat Etxebarria helped fire Real Betis to a 4-2 victory at Getafe that lifted them up to fourth in La Liga.
Juan Rodríguez netted a goal in the 12th minute to lead Getafe against Athletic Bilbao, 2-1 at San Mamés.
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