Bengaluru, Jan 8: La Liga game week 17 kicked off yesterday, January 7, with Espanyol managing a 1-1 draw against Deportivo.
League leaders Real Madrid were in action against relegation-threatened Granada and as expected the Los Blancos emerged triumphant convincingly.
Zinedine Zidane's men thrashed minnows Granada minnows 5-0 thanks to a brace from Isco and goals each from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Casemiro.
In another important clash, Atletico Madrid came back to winning ways as they beat Eibar 2-0 courtesy goals from Saul and Antoine Griezmann.
Third-placed Sevilla defeated Real Sociedad 4-0 in a late night game as they retain place in the league table.
On Sunday, FC Barcelona took on Villarreal in the headlining match of the game week. Villarreal were leading until the 90th minute when Lionel Messi once again came to Barcelona's rescue and scored the equaliser from a free-kick.
Barcelona's drop to the third position as Sevilla go up with 36 points. It is almost Real Madrid league to lose now.
Here are all the results from Day 1 of game week 17
January 7, Saturday
Espanyol 1-1 Deportivo
Real Madrid 5-0 Granada
Eibar 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Las Palmas 1-0 Sporting Gijon
Real Sociedad 0-4 Sevilla
January 8, Sunday
Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Alaves
Real Betis 2-0 Leganes
Celta Vigo 3-1 Malaga
January 9, Monday
Villarreal 1-1 FC Barcelona
January 10, Tuesday
Osasuna Vs Valencia - 1:15 AM (IST)