The clasico took star billing on a weekend when - for a change - all the games were played by the end of Sunday
Phil Ball examines how the role of ball-playing centre-back has been key for this season's La Liga high fliers.
Phil Ball looks at the lessons of Lyon for Madrid and another sublime show from Lionel Messi.
Phil Ball on Pep Guardiola's response to criticism of his Barcelona rotation policy.
Phil Ball on the problems in the Spanish capital and Barcelona's revival against Zaragoza.
Phil Ball praises Jesus Navas as Sevilla's charge for the title looks good after rocking Real.
Phil Ball signs off and looks back over seven years of Spanish Sunday nights.
Phil Ball on those clubs flitting around the relegation zone as the new year draws near.
Every dog has its day and it could soon be the turn of La Liga whipping boys Sporting de Gijon, says Phil Ball.
Phil Ball is increasingly intrigued by title race which is getting ever tighter in Spain.
Phil Ball hears it was a good game when Liga leaders Sevilla played their local derby with Betis.
Valencia have confounded the experts, including our Phil Ball, but their Liga triumph is a victory for old-style team-building over galactic star-chasing.
It's a bit of the old yin and the yang this week, as Phil Ball looks at the differing fortunes of clubs in La Liga.
Phil Ball learns the slightly disturbing maternal secret behind Madrid target and Real Betis winger Joaquin's success.