Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa both scored to get Spanish league leader Atletico Madrid back on the winning path with a 2-1 victory at Granada.
Atletico Madrid has strengthened its hold on the Spanish league lead with a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Valencia.
Eden Hazard scored his first goal in almost three months while Karim Benzema bagged a brace as Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 win away to Alaves in La Liga on Saturday in the absence of coach Zinedine Zidane.
Angel Correa and Saul Niguez scored as Atletico Madrid extended its Spanish league lead with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla.
Real Madrid has taken a one-point lead at the top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo.
Real Sociedad failed to retake the league lead after it drew 0-0 at Alavés despite playing with an extra man for half an hour.
Real Madrid's struggles in the Spanish league have continued with a 2-1 home loss to Alaves.
Messi returned to Spain and vented after being asked about the criticism directed at him by a former agent of Griezmann. "To be honest, I'm a bit tired of always being the problem for everything in this club," said Messi.
Real Madrid players Eden Hazard and Casemiro have tested positive for Covid-19.
With a goal against his former team, David Silva ended his scoreless streak in his return to the Spanish league.
Earlier, Villarreal missed the chance to go top as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Cadiz in a game of few chances.
With Ramos back barking orders in the center of its defense, Real Madrid was the aggressive, compact side that had won the league from Barcelona last season.
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Zinedine Zidane has never lost as a manager at the Camp Nou, a record that comes under the microscope on Saturday as Barcelona host the champions at a time when Real Madrid are reeling from a couple of shock defeats.
Sevilla's superb defense held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou as Ronald Koeman's team dropped its first points in the Spanish league.
Two consecutive scoreless draws quickly dampened the hype surrounding Atletico's new attack after it had opened the season with an impressive 6-1 victory over Granada.
Barcelona appears to be on the way back from the low point hit this summer when it was humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich.
Teenage forward Ansu Fati was in inspirational form for Barca, combining with Jordi Alba to side-foot home first time into the net in the 15th minute and then striking again four minutes later with another ice-cool finish.
A handball that had gone unnoticed on the field was spotted by the VAR near the end of Madrid’s match at Real Betis, sending Sergio Ramos to the spot to convert an 82nd-minute penalty and take a 3-2 victory in Seville.
Lionel Messi posted an emotional farewell message to Luis Suarez, also attacking Barcelona for the way they handled his departure. Neymar was one of those who commented on the post.
Luis Suarez had to find a new club after being told by incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman that he was not in his plans.
Real Madrid struggled in attack and saw Sociedad create some of the most dangerous chances, including one by forward Alexander Isak just before halftime that forced Courtois to make a superb save with his legs as he charged out from the goal.
Real Madrid begin the defence of their La Liga title away at Real Sociedad on Sept. 20 and play Barcelona in the season’s first clasico just over one month later.
Ronald Koeman replaced Quique Setien at the helm of the club. Setien was removed from the position just days after one of Barcelona's 8-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich in Champions League.
The club said the player was isolating in his home and was asymptomatic, adding that he had not been in contact with any of the players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League.