Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all scored as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad, while Atletico Madrid saw off Espanyol.
Zinedine Zidane Scans have confirmed Karim Benzema is suffering from a hamstring strain but Real Madrid are yet to predict when the striker will return.
Real Sociedad Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad for Sunday's La Liga fixture following the high-profile departures of Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso.
A scoreless draw saw Villarreal miss the chance to close the gap at the top, while Celta de Vigo prevailed in a seven-goal thriller.
La Liga Loca The new year may only be a few days old, but La Liga is already back underway. FFT's Spanish expert Tim Stannard rounds-up the latest action from La Primera...
Neymar Neymar will feature for Barcelona against Real Sociedad even though a booking would see him miss the first Clasico of the LaLiga season.
Sevilla Athletic Bilbao will be aiming for a sixth consecutive win in La Liga on Saturday when they visit Sevilla, who are confident of re-signing coach Unai Emery.
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi was deployed more centrally as Barca completed a 6-2 aggregate triumph over Real Sociedad and Luis Enrique was impressed.
La Liga Loca There's other stuff going on in Spain this weekend too y'know, writes Tim Stannard...
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