Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said that "my players are the best" and they all deserve to win the Ballon d'Or.
With two games left, Real Madrid will be crowned champions if they beat Villarreal at home on Thursday regardless of how Barcelona fare at the Camp Nou against Osasuna.
If Barcelona fail to win away at Real Valladolid on Saturday, Real Madrid will clinch the La Liga title with two games to spare by beating Granada on Monday.
Sergio Ramos scored his 22nd consecutive penalty on Sunday as Real Madrid held on for another 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao to inch closer to winning La Liga.
Real Madrid registered a narrow 1-0 win over bottom club Espanyol to open a two-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
La Liga: Real Madrid registered a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad to go above Barcelona on head-to-head.
Real Madrid registered an impressive victory over Valencia that reduces their deficit to two points behind Barcelona, who play away at Sevilla on Friday.
After scoring Real Madrid's third goal in the 37th minute, Marcelo dropped onto his left knee and raised his clinched right fist into the air.
Real Betis were deserving victors of a thrilling contest at the Benito Villamarin where two galling Real Madrid errors cost them their place at the top of La Liga, with Barcelona now two points clear.
Real Madrid's nightmare afternoon was made worse by another injury to Eden Hazard, who was forced off in the second half of their 0-1 defeat to Levante.
Barcelona can cut the gap back to three points by beating Levante at home on Sunday but Atletico Madrid now trail leaders Real Madrid by 13 points.
Karim Benzema scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Real Madrid against Valencia at Mestalla.
Real Madrid are a point ahead of promoted Granada and Atletico Madrid after Diego Simeone's side failed to break down their well-drilled local rivals.
La Liga: Real Madrid are now four points clear of Barcelona after five games played.
Karim Benzema's brace helped Real Madrid secure three points at home against Levante.
Zinedine Zidane said he believes Gareth Bale will now stay, with the Spanish transfer window closing on September 2.
Real Madrid's response to Barcelona winning the title on Saturday night was to slip to a 0-1 defeat at Vallecas and fall 18 points behind La Liga's newly-crowned champions.
Real Madrid were mathematically ruled out of the title race after Barcelona beat Alaves on Tuesday while Atletico Madrid look likely to finish above them too for a second consecutive year.