Sevilla, with André Silva and Daniel Carriço, drew 1-1 at home to Alavés on Sunday and handed over the leadership of the Spanish Football League to FC Barcelona, who won 2-0 at Villarreal.
After 14 days, the champion FC Barcelona leads with 28 points, one more than Sevilla and with three of a lead over Atletico Madrid, which was not more than a 1-1 draw at Girona, seventh with 21.
Alava, fourth on the standings, now with 24 points, was winning with a Jony goal in the 37th minute, but Sevilla eased the loss with a draw by Frenchman Ben Yedder in the 78th.
FC Barcelona, with Portugal's Nélson Semedo starting, won 2-0 at Villarreal with Gerard Piqué goals at 36 minutes and Carles Aleñà at 87.
Villarreal are in 17th place, with the same 14 points, with three of an advantage over Athletic Bilbao, with 11 and less a game, which is the first club in the relegation zone.
In the first game of the day, William Carvalho made the assist to the sole goal of Betis, in the victory at home over Real Sociedad, 1-0.
In the 33rd minute, after a corner, the Portuguese midfielder diverted the ball to the first post, leaving Junior Firpo loose to make the only attempt of the match.
With this result, Betis, ranked 10th, went on to add 19 points, the same as Real Sociedad, which is one place above.