Luis Suarez scored his 500th career goal and Jan Oblak produced a vital penalty save to salvage a 1-0 win over Deportivo Alaves.
Atletico Madrid bounced back from Champions League elimination but it was not plain sailing, with Jan Oblak saving a late penalty.
David Beckham is reportedly in talks with Cristiano Ronaldo about finishing his playing career with Inter Miami in the United States.
Lionel Messi would have had a hat-trick against Deportivo Alaves were it not for VAR, and Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman was unimpressed.
In a record-equalling 505th LaLiga appearance for Barcelona, Lionel Messi scored a pair of brilliant goals against Deportivo Alaves.
After starting Barcelona's meeting with Deportivo Alaves, Lionel Messi equalled a club record held by Xavi.
Barcelona must negotiate a LaLiga encounter against Deportivo Alaves before their pivotal clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
Real Madrid will see the best of Eden Hazard eventually, according to assistant coach David Bettoni.
Zinedine Zidane is under pressure at Real Madrid, but he was backed by Emilio Butragueno.
Eden Hazard scored one and set up another in Real Madrid's win over Deportivo Alaves, encouraging signs for Karim Benzema.