Sevilla put aside their domestic problems to move into the last 16 of the Europa League - although the reigning champions were made to sweat by Borussia Monchengladbach before claiming a 3-2 second-leg win.
Sevilla, boasting a 1-0 lead from the first leg, twice took an early lead at the BayArena through goals Carlos Bacca and Machin Vitolo but Monchengladbach struck back both times through Granit Xhaka and Thorgan Hazard.
The holders were then indebted to several fine saves from Sergio Rico to keep...
A last-minute winner from captain Xabi Prieto saw Real Sociedad win a seven-goal thriller against Sevilla 4-3 to pick up their first win in four matches.
Imanol Agirretxe volleyed David Moyes' side in front shortly after a quarter of an hour but Timothee Kolodziejczak headed in an equaliser just before half-time.
Prieto restored La Real's lead from the penalty spot at the start of the second half but Sevilla turned the game around thanks to a header from Carlos Bacca and a penalty from substitute...
Diego Simeone hailed La Liga's depth after Atletico Madrid defeated Almeria on Saturday.
Third-place Atletico and Valencia in fourth both took advantage of Barcelona's slip with wins that tightened the race among the top four.
Atletico have 53 points from 24 games, three behind Barca and four behind leaders Madrid -- who play on Sunday -- while Valencia kept pace with 50 points.
The Rojiblancos shocked the world last season by ending a nine-year run of titles from Barcelona and Real Madrid, and...