Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were tied on points prior to their match. However, Barca were ahead on goal difference. Real took an early lead in the 12th minute with a goal from Karim Benzema. Valverde extended their lead before half time. Although Barca got one back in the 83rd minute, Rodrygo put their comeback hopes to bed with a penalty goal in stoppage time, making the score 3-1. Thus, the defending LaLiga champions reclaimed their spot at the top of the table.
Around the same time, Liverpool beat Manchester City. Although City were favorites to win that match, The Reds triumphed 1-0. Mohamed Salah scored in the 76th minute, and Liverpool earned a much needed win. City, however, are now further away from Arsenal, who remain at the top of the table.