Antoine Griezmann scored his first hat trick for Atletico Madrid as the champions came from behind to win 4-1 at Athletic Bilbao.
Mikel Rico had put the Basques ahead in the 17th minute at a highly charged San Mames, but Griezmann levelled for the champions right at the start of the second half.
Tiago Mendes then won a hotly contested penalty which Raul Garcia converted, and with Athletic chasing the game, Griezmann scored twice more on the counterattack.
The win was just what Atletico needed after...
A second-half equaliser by Athletic Bilbao's Oscar de Marcos denied David Moyes' Real Sociedad a much-needed win in the Basque derby.
Carlos Vela's early headed goal got hosts Real Sociedad got off to a dream start and Moyes' side missed several chances to extend their lead before half-time.
They were made to rue those misses when De Marcos equalised in the 62nd minute, meaning the game ended 1-1.
Athletic had to play the final 10 minutes with 10 men when Aymeric Laporte was sent off, but Real Sociedad...