Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw at third tier Olimpic Xativa, while cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid routed Sant Andreu 4-0 on the road in the their first-leg Copa del Rey fourth round ties.
A penalty in each half from Diego Costa and David Villa moved Atletico Madrid back to within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Granada, while Getafe upset Villarreal on the road.
Atletico Madrid striker David Villa believes his fans have a lot to look forward to with young striker Oliver Torres, who scored after just 12 seconds in Atletico's 5-0 win over Real Betis.
David Villa ended his seven-game scoring drought with a double against Real Betis as Atletico Madrid closed to within a point of Barcelona, while Villarreal thrashed Valencia 4-1 at the Madrigal.
Speaking after his side's narrow 2-1 win over Belarus, Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque said his side need to go looking for more goals and admitted that Swansea City forward Michu had a "difficult game" on his debut.
The Spanish Football Federation have confirmed arthritis will force David Villa to miss next week's FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers and will be replaced by Michu, who earns his first senior call-up for La Roja.