Five thoughts from the midweek action as Real Madrid and Barcelona both won heavily to maintain their head-to-head lock at the top of the La Liga table and things got clarified at the bottom.
1. Madrid's "second unit" dazzle again
Sunday's Clasico defeat made no difference to Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's rotation policy, as he left Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos at home and made nine changes to his XI for Wednesday evening's potentially tricky trip to Deportivo La Coruna.
But not for the...