Deportivo La Coruna took down hosts Real Mallorca in a hard-fought 3-2 win, while Real Sociedad were stymied by a 2-2 draw with Espanyol and Osasuna booted their chances of avoiding relegation with a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid.
FIFA.com rounds up the big moves that have taken place a relatively quiet period of transfer action, with Santi Cazorla, Oscar and Tim Cahill among the more eye-catching acquisitions.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays during the coming week.
Villarreal defender Carlos Marchena spoke to FIFA.com ahead of his side’s crunch Champions League showdown with Manchester City, insisting his side were “optimistic and determined to get back on track.”
Sergio Aguero finally ignited Manchester City's stuttering UEFA Champions League campaign with a dramatic late winner against Villarreal.
Barcelona and Real Madrid each secured wins yesterday, leaving the title race open for the time being, while Sevilla were boosted by a 3-2 win over Villarreal and Atletico Madrid beat an in-form Levante side 3-1.