Real Madrid tightened their stranglehold on third place in La Liga as Karim Benzema's hat trick earned them a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
The Frenchman continued his scintillating form as he made it 30 goals in all competitions for the season -- and 21 in La Liga.
Athletic still had an outside chance of making the Champions League places coming into kick-off and it...
Getafe edged closer to qualifying for the Champions League for the first time by beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at home on Sunday, seizing an advantage in the battle to finish fourth in La Liga.
Angel Rodriguez struck the only goal in a tight game of few chances for either side, controlling the ball after an aerial battle and confidently tucking it into the net from inside the area in the 78th minute.
Athletic had moved to within four points of fourth spot with a dramatic 3-2 win over Levante in mid-week...
Atletico Madrid's faint La Liga title hopes suffered a setback with a 2-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday which could leave them 10 points behind leaders Barcelona by the end of the weekend.
The loss was the first for Atleti against Bilbao since January of 2013, ending an 11-game unbeaten run against them.
Bilbao forward Inaki Williams put the home side in front in the 73rd minute, guiding the ball into an empty net after Atletico's Jose Gimenez had given the ball away in his own half.