Match-day 16 came alive in the Spanish La Liga with 10 games going down across different stadia in Spain.

League leaders Real Madrid travelled to Real Sociedad and ran out 2-0 winners at the Reale Stadium all thanks to Vinicius Junior and substitute Luka Jovic who had come on to replace an injured Karim Benzema. The Serbia international’s goal was his first for Madrid since February 2020. The Los Blancos remain atop the standings with 39 points and are 8 points clear of second placed Sevilla who were 1-0 winners over Villareal.

It was a contrast for neighbors Atletico Madrid who lost at home to Mallorca no thanks to a late strike courtesy of Madrid loanee, Takefusa Kubo. The loss means Simeone’s men remain 4th on the log with 29 points.

Barcelona‘s abysmal season continued with a 1-0 loss at Camp Nou being the latest defeat for the Catalan giants. New manager Xavi Hernandes failed to make it 2 league wins in 2 having won 3-1 away at Villareal. Les Cules are 7th with just 23 points and are 16 points adrift leaders Real Madrid.

The biggest win of the Matchday saw Levante suffer a 3-1 loss away at Real Betis.