Gareth Bale scored an early winner as Real Madrid moved into the top four of LaLiga with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at bottom side Huesca.

The Wales international volleyed home after just eight minutes on a blustery afternoon at El Alcoraz.

Bale also forced a good save from Aleksandar Jovanovic but the European champions were equally thankful to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for their success.

Courtois made good saves from Ezequiel Avila, David Ferreiro and - from a free-kick in the closing stages - Moi Gomez as Real held on.

Levante moved back into sixth after snatching a last-gasp 4-4 draw in a dramatic encounter at Eibar.
A goal by Gonzalo Escalante and two from Charles, the second of which was a penalty, had seen Eibar turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead early in the second half.

Levante responded by forcing Paulo Oliveira to turn into his own net 15 minutes from time and Borja Mayoral grabbed the equaliser in the first minute of added time.

Both sides had earlier scored inside the opening 10 minutes as Sergi Enrich struck for Eibar and Jose Luis Morales replied for Levante.

Toni Villa and Antonito were on target as Real Valladolid won 2-1 at Real Sociedad.

Villa opened the scoring after 16 minutes at Anoeta, with Antonito doubling the advantage nine minutes into the second half. Mikel Oyarzabal pulled one back after the hour but the visitors held on.

A 59th-minute penalty from Giovani Lo Celso and a strike from Sidnei in the 76th minute earned Real Betis a 2-0 home win over Rayo Vallecano.