Borja Baston salvaged a point for Alaves in a 1-1 draw at Girona on Saturday but the visitors missed the chance to move up to third place in La Liga table.
Alaves continued their excellent home form by recovering to beat Valencia 2-1 and move above Real Madrid in La Liga.
Jonathan Calleri scored the only goal as Alaves climbed to fifth in La Liga with a 1-0 win at Real Sociedad, while Girona and Getafe drew 1-1 in the day's other game.
Barcelona moved three points clear at the top of La Liga following an impressive 4-0 win at derby rivals Espanyol.
The latest from the back pages of the European newspapers, including updates on Aaron Ramsey, Alvaro Morata, Manolo Gabbiadini and Nicolas Pepe.
Denis Suarez struck twice for Copa del Rey holders Barcelona as they thrashed Cultural Leonesa 4-1 on Wednesday to progress to the last 16 5-1 on aggregate.
Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 victory against
Villarreal at the Nou Camp.
Alaves missed the chance to jump to the top of the La Liga table, falling to a surprise 1-0 loss at struggling Leganes.
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