Simone Zaza was Valencia's hero once again as he scored the winner against Sociedad, while Espanyol registered their second win of the season.
With Messi scoring nine goals in his first five league games, Girona put Pablo Maffeo on the No. 10. It almost worked and Barca have to learn from it.
Lionel Messi endured a frustrating night as he was man-marked by on loan Manchester City defender Pablo Maffeo in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Girona.
Despite being far from their best and an unusually quiet performance from Lionel Messi, Barca cruised to a 3-0 win over new Catalonia rivals Girona.
Dani Ceballos took advantage of his first Real Madrid start by scoring two goals, but he has yet to scratch the surface on his potential.
Real Madrid returned to winning ways against Alaves while Barcelona are now six wins from six tries to open their La Liga campaign.
Barcelona continued their torrid start to the La Liga season, beating Girona away 3-0 to restore a four-point lead atop the table.
Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has extended his contract with the Spanish champions until 2021.
Real Madrid had Dani Ceballos to think after getting back to winning ways in La Liga, the youngster scoring twice on his first league start.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted "this is not a brilliant period for us" but maintained the three points were all important.
Dani Ceballos fired a La Liga debut double to ease pressure on boss Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid edged out Alaves 2-1.
Diego Simeone says Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano is "like a Roman circus" after his team made it two wins from two games at the ground.
Diego Costa watched on from the stands as Atletico Madrid produced a real show of strength and fired a warning to Champions League opponents Chelsea.
Diego Costa looked on as Atletico Madrid allowed themselves to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.
Diego Costa regrets the manner of his Chelsea exit and admits to having "special affection'' for people at the club.
Alaves have appointed Gianni De Biasi as their new head coach.