There will be ebbs and flows in the second half of the season, but Real Madrid remain in pole position to win the La Liga title.
Real Socieded climbed to fifth in La Liga after an ultimately comfortable 2-0 win at mid-table Malaga.
ESPN FC's Sid Lowe gives his take on whether or not Sevilla will make a real challenge for the La Liga title this season.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez pleaded guilty to defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of almost €1m during his time at Barcelona, reports say.
"We are very satisfied but we have to keep our feet firmly on the ground. La Liga is not for us, it's for Real Madrid and Barcelona," Castro said.
Barcelona star Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe's top five leagues ahead of his teammate Lionel Messi, according to a CIES study.