Sunday's games in the 27th round of Liga BBVA promised excitement and goals. The fight for Europe and the lead at the top of the table were in play, and the games didn't disappoint.
All eyes were on the Santiago Bernabéu, where Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the starting line-up as Madrid looked to return to the top of the league against Levante UD, who were in form. Goals from Ronaldo, Marcelo and Nikos Karampelas (OG), gave the home side the victory and allowed Carlo Ancelotti's side to return to the top of the league, three points ahead of Atlético.
In another of the day's games, Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro helped Sevilla FC down UD Almería, taking the all-Andalusian game 1-3. The win sees then move up to sixth place, which gives access to the UEFA Europa League. Meanwhile, another side eyeing up these positions, RCD Espanyol, also won, beating Elche to move eighth.
For their part, Valencia CF and Athletic Club drew 1-1 at the Mestalla. Paco Alcácer had put the home side ahead, but Aritz Aduriz levelled things up with a penalty.