Barcelona succumbed to a 5-3 loss by the hands of Villarreal on Saturday at residence after having a 3-2 lead within the 80 minutes, leaving them at similar variety of wins with Atletico Madrid.
Atletico entered their residence floor on Sunday with three factors shy of Barcelona, nonetheless, the victory over Valencia positioned them within the third place with extra wins.
The house crew spent the primary half on the lookout for the primary objective, which they earned on the stroke of half-time as Samuel Lino hit from the centre of the field to the centre after an help by Antoine Griezmann with a by means of ball.
Memphis Depay doubled their benefit 10 minutes into the second half with a header from very shut vary to the centre of the objective after discovering a cross by Nahuel Molina.
Valencia made determined efforts within the second half to cut back the deficit however did not get a breakthrough, ending the match goalless.
In the meantime, Girona as soon as once more claimed the highest spot within the La Liga factors desk, sliding Actual Madrid to second after a 1-0 away victory over Celta Vigo at Estadio de Balaídos.
Portu scored the match-winner for the guests as he discovered Miguel Gutiérrez’s cross within the twentieth minute and rocketed it from the centre of the field to the underside left nook.
In different La Liga matches, Cadiz and Athletic Membership settled for a goalless draw, whereas a ten-men Sevilla drew 1-1 with visiting Osasuna.