Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scored at the latter end of either half as Real Madrid overcame a testing match at Eibar to win 2-0.
Bale's header broke the deadlock towards the end of a first half which witnessed very few chances, while Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after 82 minutes to ensure Madrid took the points and got back to normality after their thrashing at the hands of Barcelona the week before.
Madrid stay third thanks to the win and also recorded a much-needed clean sheet after...
Left-back Jaume Costa scored a late equaliser to earn Villarreal a 1-1 draw against Eibar at El Madrigal, where both teams finished with 10 men.
It looked set to be an afternoon of frustration for Marcelino's men after Sergio Enrich volleyed the visitors ahead midway through the first half.
Villarreal goalkeeper Alphonse Areola prevented the hosts from going into the break 2-0 down when he saved Dani Garcia's penalty.
After Villarreal substitute Daniele Bonera was forced off with injury, having already...