Atletico Madrid maintained their two-point lead, Barcelona and Real Madrid win their contests in convincing fashions.
Zinedine Zidane has given little indication of the way he plans to breathe new life into Real Madrid.
Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by Espanyol while Atletico Madrid won 1-0 to provisionally go top of the table.
Jose Mourinho’s time at Real was generally considered a disappointment, with only one La Liga title and one King’s Cup to his name.
Real Madrid had won five consecutive games since being thrashed 4-0 at home by Barcelona last month.
A Lionel Messi free kick and a bullet strike from Ivan Rakitic put Barca in control but they eased up to let slip 2-goal cushion.
Karim Benzema tweeted that he respects the decision of the France Football Federation.
Real Madrid president and the club officials have repeatedly said that they were not notified that Denis Cheryshev was banned.
Barca have 34 points from 14 matches, two ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who won 2-0 at Granada.
While Barcelona played out a stalemate, rivals Real Madrid registered a 2-0 win.
Barcelona were irked with the way the former players tried to justify Isco’s heated confrontation with Neymar in El Clasico.
The strikers’ trio at Barcelona made sure that they consolidate their top position in the Spanish La Liga.
Raphael Varane joins the list of injured defenders, including Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Vieira.
Tensions are running high for El Clasico with Europe on high alert following last week’s deadly attacks in Paris.
Europe is on high alert following the deadly bombings and shootings in the French capital last Friday.
Lionel Messi is in a fitness battle having returned to training on Monday following a knee injury he picked up at the end of September.
Miguel Cardenal said officials would meet on Wednesday to discuss security at the match at Real’s Bernabeu stadium.
David Moyes took over at Sociedad almost exactly a year ago after a disappointing spell in charge of Manchester United,
Barcelona lead the table with 27 points from 11 games, three more than Real Madrid while Atletico Madrid are on 23 points.
Valencia have not lived up to expectations so far this season following heavy investment in players.
David Moyes, former Manchester United manager, was considered a risky appointment due to his inability to speak Spanish.
Portugal’s star winger Cristiano Ronaldo added that he and Messi are two different persons and have different personalities.
Barcelona continue to pick up wins despite Lionel Messi’s injury-enforced absence, losing just once since September.
Despite the absence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez led Barcelona to 2-0 win.
Jose Maria Gimenez howler gifts Deportivo La Coruna late goal to draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid; latter remain third in table.
Real Madrid are joint top on 21 points with Barcelona after nine matches, with the champions playing at Getafe on Saturday.
This victory takes Barcelona level with Real Madrid on 21 points in the Spanish La Liga table.
Real Madrid beat second-placed Celta Vigo 3-1 to go three points clear of the Galicians at the top of the table.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 324th goal with Real Madrid, to surpass Raul Gonzalez’s mark as the club’s all-time leading scorer.
Luis Suarez, who had a sore hamstring muscle, was finally back in the field.
Barceona face transfer ban until January for violation of guidelines and therefore Arda Turan’s transfer stands invalid.
Real Madrid are joint second in the table with Celta Vigo and Barcelona on 15 points and a win would have seen them leapfrog Villarreal
Luciano Vietto slotted the ball home with seven minutes to go after Karim Benzema had given visitors Real the lead early on.
With the goal flow slowed, Barcelona’s defending has come under the spotlight.
Barcelona remained with 15 points from seven rounds, dropping from second to third place in the standings.
The ex-England defender noted Cristiano Ronaldo’s growth since arriving at Manchester United as a teenager.