Barcelona midfielders Xavi and Andres Iniesta are also included in the midweek line-up after they were reunited in the Catalans' 4-1 win at home to Real Sociedad on Tuesday night
But there were also victories for Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, Sevilla, Getafe, Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal. Here, Goal looks at the standout performers from the latest round of games in La Liga.
In goal, Diego Marino helped his Valladolid side claim a hard-earned point at Levante as he saved a penalty and the visitors held on to draw despite playing with 10 men.
At the back, Lisandro Lopez was solid and helped his Getafe side on the way to victory by scoring the first in a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo. Elsewhere, Mateo Musacchio and Marcos Angeleri impressed for Villarreal and Malaga respectively, as both sides claimed victory.
Xavi and Andres Iniesta were reunited for Barcelona and linked up brilliantly once again as the Catalans beat Real Sociedad 4-1, while Ivan Rakitic was excellent and scored a great goal as Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano by the same scoreline. Villarreal's Bruno completes the midfield thanks to his superb all-round performance in the Yellow Submarine's 2-1 win over Espanyol on Thursday.
And there are few surprises in attack. Lionel Messi shone and scored his seventh league goal of the season with a header in the win over Real Sociedad, while Cristiano Ronaldo netted a double in the victory at Elche - including the controversial late penalty which gave Madrid all three points - and Diego Costa took his tally to seven in La Liga with two of his own in the 2-1 success at home to Osasuna.