Today's front-page headlines from Marca, AS and Mundo Deportivo.

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Madrid easily solve a clash marked by absences

Essien shines at left back and earns a place against Dortmund

Higuain opened the can with a great goal he did not mean

Cristiano added to it again from the penalty spot: he now has nine

Camacho: “I’m not in disguise: I’m Madrid through and through”

“None of us coaches ever showcase Spanish football”

“Iker, Iker, Iker!” The Bernabeu chant Casillas’ name again after another spectacular save

Messi reigns in a mad match

Atletico on the trail of the leaders

A Workmanlike Win

Victory a formality in the Bernabeu with goals from Higuain and Ronaldo

There were no youngsters: Essien played at left-back and did well

Depor give Barca a great fright

Another exhibition from Messi, who scored a hat-trick

Atletico go for their 10th consecutive victory: they visit Anoeta without Arda but with Falcao on a great run

Messi Madness

Leo gets hat-trick No17 and seals an incredible match

The Messi-Cesc partnership was lethal and Barca maintain the eight-point gap

The referee was awful: he gave a non-existent penalty and sent ‘Masche’ off for no reason

Espanyol and Rayo play for credibility

Real Madrid 2 Celta Vigo 0 - an accidental goal and a penalty won with ‘theatrics’

Higuain scored without intent, Ozil helped get the penalty decision and Casillas prevented a Celta comeback