Could on loan Real Madrid teenager Marco Asensio be the Bernabeu's next superstar?
Athletic Bilbao stretched their winning run to five games on Sunday, while Sporting Gijon suffered defeat at Atletico Madrid.
Eibar maintained their top-six La Liga position after an own goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano.
Sevilla came from behind to salvage a point at Eibar but their unconvincing away form continues.
Barcelona and Real Madrid will start their Copa del Rey campaigns against third-tier clubs.
A hat-trick from Brazilian striker Charles saw Malaga beat David Moyes' Real Sociedad 3-1 and get off the winning mark this season.
In his live Q&A, Sky Sports Guillem Balague said there is no interest from Barcelona in Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho.
David Moyes' Real Sociedad were held to a 0-0 draw in the Basque derby by Athletic Bilbao, while Deportivo moved up to sixth.
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