Real Madrid come from behind to beat Barcelona 3-1 and move just one point short of the league leaders.
Real Madrid will have Spain centre back Sergio Ramos available for Saturday’s “clasico” against Barcelona.
Luis Suarez will play some part in the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, informed Luis Enrique.
Sevilla beat Elche 2-0 with second-half goals from Bacca and Gameiro to move up to second in La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his blistering scoring form with two goals as Real swept Levante aside 5-0.
The Portuguese has 15 netted times in the first eight league games and Real move up to second in the table.
Messi, who completed 10 years in Barcelona, is on the verge of topping La Liga’s all-time scoring charts.
Lionel Messi is in pursuit of a Telmo Zarra’s six-decade-old La Liga scoring record of 251 goals.
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Victory takes Real within four points of leaders Barcelona behind Valencia and Sevilla, but ahead of champions Atletico.
Rayo was spared a larger defeat thanks to Barcelona not exploiting its chances, despite the hosts being two men down.
Valencia stunned Atletico Madrid with three goals in the first 13 minutes before holding on to win.
Rafinha, the younger brother of Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara, has been sidelined with a muscle injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo kept up his rich scoring form with the second goal for Real Madrid in a 2-0 win at Villarreal.
The win gave Barca the provisional league lead. Valencia can match it on points with a win at Sociedad.
Atletico Madrid stayed close to the pacesetters after a header by Miranda gave the capital club a 1-0 win at Almeria.
Ronaldo’s latest scoring burst gave him 12 goals in all competitions this season for Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties.
The Catalan club splashed out 81 million euros on the controversial Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez.
Barca now lead second-placed Sevilla by two points with champions Atletico Madrid a further two points adrift.
Real Madrid now trail second-placed Atletico Madrid by two points after they were held 2-2 against Celta Vigo.
Real got the better of Atletico in the Champions League final but Atletico came out on top in the Spanish Super Cup.
Ronaldo’s comments will make uncomfortable reading for construction magnate Perez.
Champions Atletico made a sluggish start to the defence of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano.
Simeone was ejected for dissent after he vociferously called for Juanfran Torres to be allowed back.
Messi, whose Argentina side were beaten in World Cup final by Germany, was the talisman once again for Barca.
Barca and Real’s stranglehold on Spain has grown and has always taken something special to crack.
Atletico win their first league title in 18 years after rallying to 1-1 draw at Barcelona.
Win or draw against Barcelona away on final day will hand Atletico first La Liga title since 1996.
Costa missed Sunday’s 1-1 draw to Malaga but returns to try to help Atletico clinch their first domestic league title in 18 years.
Neymar, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba were given the all-clear by medical staff for Saturday’s La Liga final clash.
Barca will need to dip into the transfer market in the close season to find a replacement for Puyol.
Valdes helped Barcelona win three Champions League crowns among various other trophies.
Atletico leads with 89 points which means a draw will be enough to pry the championship away from Barca.
Saturday’s clash between Atletico and Barca will be only the third “winner takes all” match on the final day.
The Real Madrid striker limped out of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid with a thigh strain.