Away from Valencia, the metropolitan team got "only" 1-1 from Mestalla Stadium - but it could have been worse.

Carlos Soler gave the home side the lead with 78 minutes played, but Karim Benzema's cross from the left flank was fumbled in front of the goal and easily dealt with by the opposition.

The French striker thus saved a stick for Real Madrid, who still share first place on as many points as rival Barcelona.

Barcelona also had to settle for a point from the round after playing 2–2 away on Saturday against Real Sociedad, where Swedish Alexander Isak scored the final goal of the match.