Atletico Madrid won early and then watched a humbling defeat for Barcelona and yet another disappointing draw by Real Madrid, ending Sunday with the Spanish league lead for the first time this season.
Atletico dominated in a 2-0 win at Valencia, while Madrid drew 1-1 at home with Eibar for its fourth-consecutive draw, and Barcelona conceded three goals in 11 minutes in the first half in a 4-3 loss at Celta Vigo. The crucial fourth goal was an embarrassing mistake by goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The results left Diego Simeone's team in the lead with 15 points from seven matches. Madrid also has 15 points, but an inferior goal difference.
Barcelona, still without...