Real Madrid took on Malaga on the back of a double defeat. After Sevilla broke their 40 match unbeaten streak last weekend in the La Liga, Celta Vigo rubbed salt to their wounds in the midweek by beating in the Copa del Rey.
A double delight from the club captain in the first itself sealed a crucial and much-needed win for the Los Blancos. They maintain their top position in the league table comfortably.
In another important game, Valencia defeated Villarreal 2-0 to improve their league position.
On Sunday, January 22, FC Barcelona thrashed Leganes 4-0 as all the three of 'MSN' were on target.
In other important games, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao played out an exciting 2-2 draw and Sevilla retain their second spot in the league table after picking up an exciting win over Osasuna.
Here are all the results from Day 1 of game week 19
Las Palmas 1-1 Deportivo
Espanyol 3-1 Granada
Real Madrid 2-1 Granada
Alaves 2-2 Leganes
Villarreal 0-2 Valencia
January 22, Sunday
Osasuna 3-4 Sevilla
Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Atletico Madrid
Real Sociedad 1-0 Celta Vigo
Real Betis 0-0 Sporting
January 23, Monday
Eibar 0-4 FC Barcelona