Here are five things from the weekend, as Real Madrid claimed the "winter champions" virtual crown, Sevilla won a barnstormer at Osasuna, Barcelona's injury list grew longer, and Atletico Madrid slipped further behind the top three.
1. Madrid winter champions, but Bernabeu still worried
Real Madrid did not play well in Saturday's 2-1 win at home against Malaga, but the welcome three points saw them secure the virtual "winter champions" crown at the midway point of the season.
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AIK Fotboll's Alexander Isak has decided to join Borussia Dortmund over Real Madrid after the German Bundesliga outfit made a late move for the Sweden international, ESPN FC has been told by a source.
Although Isak was deep in talks with the Spanish giants, the 17-year-old Scandinavian sensation has been won over by Thomas Tuchel's men and will complete his move this week.
A source close to Isak has revealed to ESPN FC that the transfer will set "a new landmark in Swedish domestic football."
Lionel Messi helped Barcelona pull within two points of leaders Real Madrid after a 4-0 defeat of Eibar in La Liga action on Sunday.
Denis Suarez, Luis Suarez and Neymar also added goals to ensure a comfortable victory over a game Eibar side on the night.
And it was the former Suarez who opened the scoring after 31 minutes -- the former Villarreal midfielder latching onto a deflected Luis Suarez shot and firing low and hard past a stretching Yoel in the Eibar net.
Messi scored Barca's...
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TOP STORY: Real prepare £50m Alli offer
Dele Alli is set to become Real Madrid's No. 1 target this summer with the Express reporting that Tottenham can expect to receive an offer north of £50 million.
The Spurs super talent grabbed his 12th goal of the season in the 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Saturday...