Real Madrid's 22 game winning surge which had seen them gain a healthy lead at the top of the BBVA table, and lift the Club World Cup in Morocco came to an end at The Mestalla on Sunday as Valencia came back from behind in the second half to stun Carlo Ancelotti's men.
Asier Santana will take temporary charge of Real Sociedad when they host Atletico Madrid Sunday at the Anoeta after the sacking of Jagoba Arrasate at the start of the week. The visiting champions will be looking to take three points back home to ensure that they keep on the trails of table-toppers Real Madrid.
Real Madrid creative midfielder Luka Modric has been ruled out of action until the new year, after he picked up a serious thigh muscle injury during the international break with Croatia, in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy. Read on, for more.
Cristiano Ronaldo secured a hat-trick of awards on Monday night at the LFP 2013/14 awards evening, including 'Best Player in BBVA' for his performances last season, but the main talking point of the gala remains that the players of Atletico Madrid - last season's champions, did not win a single prize for their efforts to accompany their winners medals.