Real Madrid played out a 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Saturday.
The Galacticos missed seven key members of their first team including the trio of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Casemiro.
Mariano gave Real Madrid an early lead with a glancing header in the second minute.
The first half ended 1-0 in favour of Real Madrid but Villarreal came out improved in the second half and they pegged Real Madrid in their half.
Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze was a thorn in the flesh for Real Madrid defenders and he played a major role in his team’s equaliser when he was fouled in the box.
Moreno scored the resulting penalty to earn a point for Villarreal.
Barcelona lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid to go nine points behind the league leaders.
Yannick Carrasco capitalized on a terrible mistake from Ter Stegen to score the only goal of the match.
The victory is Atletico Madrid is the first over Barcelona in ten years in the La Liga.