Rayo Vallecano have sacked coach Michel after seven consecutive La Liga defeats left them second from bottom, six points from safety.
Sevilla won their first match after sacking coach Pablo Machin as Wissam Ben Yedder's 53rd-minute penalty earned them a 1-0 victory at Espanyol.
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Lionel Messi scored a penalty and set up another goal as Barcelona came back to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 and stay firmly in control of La Liga.
Cristhian Stuani starred again as Girona continued their recent revival with a 2-0 victory over a Rayo Vallecano side who have now lost five league games on the trot.
Lionel Messi scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona twice came from behind to defeat Sevilla 4-2 in La Liga.
Barcelona marked the signing of a new contract for coach Ernesto Valverde with a 1-0 win over relegation-battlers Real Valladolid on Saturday night.
Getafe beat Celta Vigo 3-1 to move up to fifth in La Liga, one point behind Sevilla.
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