After Real Madrid beat Getafe on Saturday they overtook Atletico by two points. Diego Simeone's side are no longer mathematically in contention to win La Liga
Karim Benzema celebrated his Ballon d'Or win this week with a goal in Real Madrid's comfortable 3-0 win over Elche on Wednesday night, in which they also had three strikes disallowed for offside
Relentless striker Robert Lewandowski pounced twice as Barcelona hammered 10-man Elche 3-0 to move a point clear at the top of La Liga on Saturday
Barcelona moved up to third in La Liga on Sunday after coming from behind to beat Elche 2-1, with Memphis Depay scoring a late penalty to seal a hard-fought victory.
Karim Benzema is the latest footballer in Spain to have his house broken into while playing a match, despite police efforts to clamp down on the problem in recent years.
La Liga: Frenkie de Jong's 87th-minute winner at Mendizorrotza was the high-point of an otherwise uninspiring performance from Barcelona.
Eden Hazard scored his first Real Madrid goal in eight months on Thursday as La Liga's leaders staged a dramatic comeback with 10 men to scrape past Elche in the Copa del Rey.
Vinicius Junior's sensational start to the season continued on Saturday as he scored twice in Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Elche.
Real Madrid held their nerve to beat Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday as Eden Hazard made his first start since January
Karim Benzema saved Real Madrid for the second week running on Saturday, his two goals dragging his team to a 2-1 win over struggling Elche in La Liga
Barcelona won again without the suspended Lionel Messi on Sunday, as goals from Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig were enough to secure a scruffy 2-0 win over Elche in La Liga.
La Liga: Real Madrid failed to end their year with a win after 1-1 draw at Elche, while Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 1-0 to extend their lead at the top.
Luis Suarez scored twice from close range in a 3-1 victory for Atletico Madrid against Elche on Saturday to move Diego Simeone's side three points clear at the top of La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a direct free kick in the 50th minute and followed it up by converting a penalty kick.