Here's five quick thoughts from the weekend's action in La Liga as Real Madrid remain just ahead of Barcelona at the top while Atletico Madrid easily overcame Sevilla in the "best of the rest" clash.
1. Casemiro the hero? Really?
Although Karim Benzema was probably Real Madrid's best player in the 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, holding midfielder Casemiro symbolised the effort made by Zinedine Zidane's side to maintain their two point gap atop La Liga, with a game still in hand.
A Juan Mata goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Rostov at Old Trafford to send them into the Europa League quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory on aggregate on Thursday.
Despite Jose Mourinho's side creating a host of chances, Mata's second-half strike was the only goal of the game, but it proved to be enough to take them into the last eight of the competition, although the night was slightly soured by the sight of Paul Pogba being forced off with injury after the break.