Second-placed Atletico Madrid had to settle for a point in La Liga after conceding a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw at lowly Leganes.
A superb free-kick from Antoine Griezmann put Atletico ahead in the 69th minute at Butarque.
But Diego Simeone’s side were pegged back with eight minutes remaining when Southampton loanee Guido Carrillo tapped in from close range after Rodri Tarin’s effort came back off the crossbar.
- Solari delivers overdue Real win
Valencia suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Girona, with Pere Pons claiming the only goal at the Mestalla early in the second half.
Santiago Solari’s first La Liga game in charge of Real Madrid ended in victory after two late goals earned a 2-0 success over Real Valladolid.
Solari, in temporary charge after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, looked like enduring a frustrating afternoon at the Bernabeu until a Kiko own goal broke the deadlock seven minutes from time.
Captain Sergio Ramos wrapped up the three points from the penalty spot in the 88th minute after Fernando Calero brought down Karim Benzema.
Victory for Real – thrashed 5-1 by bitter rivals Barcelona last weekend – was their first in six league matches.
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