Derby delight for Real and Juve
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his Ballon d'Or nomination with a fine free-kick to give Real Madrid the lead against Atletico.
Mesut Ozil scored Real's second as they claimed a vital 2-0 derby victory over their city rivals.
Lionel Messi moved to within one goal of Gerd Muller's calendar year record of 85 with a brace in Barcelona's 5-0 demolition of Athletic.
Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked by Valencia shortly after overseeing an embarrassing 5-2 home reverse to Real Sociedad
Turin-born Claudio Marchisio scored twice for Serie A leaders Juventus as they claimed the derby spoils against Torino with a 3-0 victory.
Kevin Prince Boateng and Stephan El Sharaawy inspired AC Milan to a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Catania.
Bayern Munich drew 1-1 with Borussia Dortmund in a game marred by Holger Badstuber being ruled out for the season with a cruciate ligament injury.
A fan gets a little over-excited during Bayern's draw with Dortmund.
Toni Kroos gave Bayern Munich the lead against Dortmund but they were pegged back thanks to Mario Gotze's goal.
Eric Bautheac wheels away in delight after putting Nice ahead against PSG. They stunned the Parisiens with a 2-1 win.
PSG's slip-up enabled Lyon to go five points clear as they beat Montpellier 1-0, in-form Bafetimbi Gomis scoring his fifth goal in four games.
Danny Hoesen scored Ajax's all-important second goal as they fought back to beat rivals PSV 3-1.