Barcelona seized on the second-half dismissal of Dani Raba to beat Villarreal 2-0 and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday night.
Ernesto Valverde's men had struggled to break down their opponents at the Estadio de la Ceramica until Raba's dismissal on the hour for a foul on Sergio Busquets changed the course of the game.
Luis Suarez gave the visitors a 72nd-minute lead and Lionel Messi turned on the style with a brilliant second goal seven minutes from time to seal the...
Atletico Madrid are still undefeated and in fourth place in La Liga after notching their fifth draw, a disappointing 1-1 result at home versus Villarreal.
Argentina forward Angel Correa scored his fourth league goal at the hour mark to put the hosts in front. But Atletico were unable to hold the lead, allowing Villarreal to draw level with 10 minutes left through a clean header by Carlos Bacca.
Antoine Griezmann had the best early chance for Atletico when he hit the post, and Saul Niguez was unable...
MADRID -- Atletico Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw at third-division club Elche as Spain's leading clubs struggled in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Without several regular starters, Atletico Madrid never found their rhythm against Elche in southeastern Spain.
Thomas Partey put the visitors ahead with a header in the 17th minute, but Elche equalised with a penalty converted by Lolo Pla in the 52nd after he was brought down inside the area by defender Lucas Hernandez.
"We've given ourselves a...