- Real beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1, while Barcelona recorded 3-2 win vs Valencia.
- Real are the table toppers, three points ahead of fifth-placed Barca.
- Barca were hit by bottles by Valencia fans resulting in an angry Messi foul-mouthing them.
The likes of Sevilla and FC Barcelona fall next on the second and third place with 20 and 19 points respectively.
Zinedine Zidane's Madrid, who are yet to lose a fixture in this edition's Spanish league, are coming off a hard fought 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
After Karim Benzema had put Real 1-0 up in the seventh minute, the visitors equalised, thanks to a volley from Keylor Navas that beat Real goalie Keylor Navas in the 27th minute.
It was however not Cristiano Ronaldo's night at Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday. He had two chances to restore the lead for his side before the half-time whistle but missed on both the occasions.
First, he failed to collect a cross from Gareth Bale, before letting go an even bigger opportunity when he failed to trouble the Bilbao goalkeeper, Gorka Iraizoz, with his counter-attack.
However, substitute Alvaro Morata netted a late winner to take Real three points clear ahead of defending champions and arch rivals, Barcelona, who also registered a victory in their league game.
Valencia fans throw objects at Barcelona
Luis Enrique's boys, who were trailing 1-2 fought back to record a 3-2 win against Valencia on Saturday night.
After Lionel Messi had sealed the match for the Spanish champions by converting the penalty into the winner in stoppage time, a bunch of frustrated home fans at the Curva Nord stand threw a bottle at the Barca players who were celebrating their win in a hurdle.
Neymar and Luis Suarez, who were both hit by objects, fell to the pitch which led to Messi confronting the fans and pump his fist.
After being pulled away by his teammates, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner returned to foul-mouth the fans for their actions.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid, who won the La Liga in 2013-14, lost to Sevilla and have dropped to fifth place behind a lower-ranked Villarreal FC.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:03 PM IST