Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all won this weekend, with 11 La Liga games remaining in the 2018-19 campaign.
Ernesto Valverde's side beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at home, with Atletico winning 1-0 against city rivals Leganes at the Wanda Metropolitano and Los Blancos won 4-1 away at Real Valladolid on Sunday night.
Fourth place Getafe won 2-1 at home to bottom of the table Huesca, to stretch their lead over Alaves, in fifth, who drew 1-1 at home to Basque neighbours Eibar.
Sevilla stay in sixth after they beat Real Sociedad 5-2, thanks to a second half hat trick from Wissam Ben Yedder and Valencia move up to seventh after a 3-2 win at Girona, with Ferran Torres netting a last minute winner.
Celta Vigo remain in the relegation zone after they lost 1-0 at home to Real Betis, Villarreal boosted their own survival chances with a 2-0 win at Levante with two added time goals.
Athletic Bilbao drew 1-1 with Espanyol in a Friday night mid table clash.