Luis Suarez's form is pleasing Ernesto Valverde after the forward led Barcelona past Rayo Vallecano.
Karim Benzema is without a goal in eight LaLiga games, but Real Madrid caretaker coach Santiago Solari praised the forward.
Barcelona looked set for a second LaLiga defeat of the season before Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez struck late against Rayo Vallecano.
Barcelona left it late to see off Rayo Vallecano and register their fifth consecutive win in all competitions.
Vinicius Junior provided the inspiration for Real Madrid on Saturday but now is not the time for assessments, Santiago Solari has warned.
Having helped Real Madrid end their five-game LaLiga winless run, Sergio Ramos pledged to support whoever takes on the vacant coaching post.
Vinicius Junior forced a late own goal before Sergio Ramos converted from the spot to give Real Madrid a battling win over Real Valladolid.
Gelson Martins led Atletico Madrid's line instead of Nikola Kalinic against Leganes, and Diego Simeone defended that choice.
Atletico Madrid dropped points in LaLiga on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Leganes.
Despite Real Madrid's dismal start to the season, Florentino Perez remains confident Los Blancos can still "win it all".