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Real Madrid 5-1 Deportivo
It would be easy to just chalk this one off as another routine win for Real Madrid. High scoring, goals from different areas of the pitch and no great controversy either on the pitch or from the dugout.
But it's never that easy with Real Madrid, especially considering their recent form.
This was must-win for Jose Mourinho and his team. It was a match that needed to be as convincing as it would have been last season. Mourinho's celebration for Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Manchester City was fantastic, but did he really want to go through all that again?
The knives certainly would have been out had Real struggled in this game, even if they did manage to scrape a lucky win. The sun would have been shining in Barcelona, too.
The Catalans had fought back and grabbed all three points against Sevilla, a real show of their character and determination till the end. Meanwhile, Real were desperately clutching to whatever they could get their hands on at home.
Those would have been the headlines no one in Madrid wanted to see.
But it was a win that takes Mourinho and his team one step closer to the height of their powers of last season. They weren't always convincing against Deportivo but they could count on their star players to deliver.
A hat trick from Ronaldo, two of which came from the penalty spot, added to Angel Di Maria and Pepe's goals. Riki put Deportivo ahead after 15-minutes, but Real weren't to be put down by that. It was an early goal that gave the home team plenty of time to recover.
Espanyol 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid would be without Radamel Falcao for the first time in the league this season. The striker was ruled out with a thigh injury.
But even though this game didn't deliver the handful of goals we're used to seeing from Atletico this season, it gave us another insight into Diego Simeone's side and their ability to grind out all three points.
It would have been easy to assume Espanyol would be in for a real thrashing at the hands of the best attacking side so far this season. The Catalan side have been comfortably the worst team in La Liga and Falcao would certainly have put them to the sword had he featured.
But it was a game where both sides had chances. However, Raul Garcia converted a very good Juanfran cross to give the visitors the win.
Adrian Lopez had a good chance to put the game beyond doubt late in the game, but he wasted his chance. Soon after, Espanyol went up the other end and had an opportunity to level the tie and take a point.
But this was just another game that proved that Espanyol are truly a team who are all over the place. Simeone's team, on the other hand, proved that they can find alternatives to victory that doesn't consist of Falcao grabbing the headlines.
Valladolid 6-1 Rayo
Oscar Gonzalez played a hand in four of Valladolid's six goals in their thrashing of Rayo.
The midfielder got onto the score sheet and assisted in two others on the day. Manucho also grabbed two goals for himself in a game that could have seen many more goals from the home side.
Rayo are persisting with a three-man back line, something which offered Valladolid plenty of space on the flanks. The home side were clearly in no mood to throw away the three points that were on offer in this match.
Rayo opened the scoring through Alejandro Dominguez very early on, but that was it for the visitors. Two goals in three minutes opened the floodgates and the scoring and opportunities for more goals didn't end until the final whistle.
Granada 2-1 Celta Vigo
Granada had only managed two points in the season up until this past weekend. But the home side grabbed all three points through two goals inside the opening 20-minutes.
Iago Aspas pulled one back for Celta soon after Gabriel Torje's goal for the hosts. Park Chu Young was also denied by Granada's keeper Tono with just a handful of minutes left.
It was really a game that Celta could have gotten more from and Park's late effort wasn't the only opportunity to take a point home.
But Tono was in the mood and denied the visitors the chance to level or even take the three points. Granada were stubborn against Barcelona last week and the same mentality saw them through to the win this weekend.
Osasuna 4-0 Levante
Osasuna got their first win of the season with a 4-0 win over a poor Levante side at home.
It was four second half goals that gave the home side the win and a total of four points to take them up to 18th in the league table.
Three of Osasuna's goals came in a late flurry inside the last 10-minutes of the game.
Osasuna have really not been great this season. They usually make life difficult for the big teams when they visit Pamplona, but this was a side who were rock bottom of the league and needed a lift.