Lionel Messi was uncharacteristically quiet against Athletic Bilbao, but Ernesto Valverde insists he was fit to start.
A 3-1 derby win at Atletico Madrid moved Real Madrid up to second in LaLiga, with captain Sergio Ramos declaring the title race alive.
With El Clasico set to dominate over the next few weeks, we look back on a contentious period in 2011 which saw four meetings in 18 days.
Philippe Coutinho must not abandon his Barcelona dream, says Hristo Stoichkov, who is backing the Brazil star to find his feet.
LaLiga leaders Barcelona have confirmed Netherlands international Jasper Cillessen has suffered a calf injury.