Gareth Bale needed a goal to get the critics off his back, and he managed to score two, although not everyone was pleased.
Carlo Ancelotti admits his side have lost the attacking zest that characterised their play before Christmas.
Sid Lowe sees Atletico and Sevilla draw blanks, while league leaders Real Madrid are held at home by a weakened Villarreal side.
Celta Vigo complete Galician derby double, while Barcelona find a bogey team...Sid Lowe reflects on the weekend in Spain.
A crisis at the start of the year, but since then Barcelona have been unbeatable.
World Soccer's Sid Lowe is in Madrid to witness the balance of power shift towards Atletico.