Santiago Solari casts more than just three points and Real Madrid continues resuming under a temporary coach and goes to Celta Vigo with the goal of their fourth straight win.
Solari's time as a stalemate voyage for European champions after Julen Lopetegui knocks out on an international break, and Florentino Perez's club president has to decide whether to take Argentina permanently.
Real moved back to Solarija, with Viktoria Plzen dismissing a clear sign of wild life in the wild giants on Friday Friday Friday.
Balaido's bouncing gain could be enough to convince Perez that the job should be Solarius, at least until the end of the season, when there are more established alternatives.
"We are well with him," Karim Benzema said on Wednesday. "I do not see a coach coming in for one or two months, for me Solari must stay until the end of the season, he is an excellent coach, now we have more confidence and we fight."
There was little to beg Solara's chance to prove after he started abandoning the Madrid B team to take responsibility.
Madrid won 11 and did not admit anything from Solari's arrival, against the undeniably modest opposition – Melilla from the Spanish third, Real Valladolid at home and Plzena.
Happiness also played its part, as Vinicius Junior avoided the strike that looked like a defeat against Valladolid with seven minutes of play. Football and Solari's mandate may never have come from the ground.
But Solari's decision was brought by an 18-year-old Vinicius, whose youthful laziness reached an ambitious strike at the end of the run.
Celta will offer this weekend a more powerful test. They are the third top athletes in the Division and Iago Aspas praising the kind of smart finisher Madrid may have signed in the summer.
Aspas' eight goals put this mandate on Lionel Messi, who can return on Sunday when Barcelona leaders host Real Betis after three weeks with a broken hand.
Messi entered Barcelona's traveling team to meet Inter on Wednesday, but watched from the standings as his team reached the Champions League stage in the first run in San Siro.
"We wanted him to go with a team to train to see how he was," coach Ernesto Valverde said.
Valverde got the luxury to ease Messi back with a strong run of his team without him.
Achieving the last 16 in Europe came after five wins on bounce, four of them without Messi, including one against Inter at home and 5-1 striking Real Madrid.
The difficult match period continues against Betis and ends at Atletico Madrid after the international break.
Luis Suarez with six goals in the last five games was integral, but Jordi Alba has so far been a Barça player this season.
His form forced the coach of Spain Luis Enrique to admit defeat in his mysterious full back leg, inviting Albu for the first time on Thursday.
Diego Costa and Koke missed the injured team while Atletico Madrid came out of the clash with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday with a dizzying list of absenteeism.
Thomas Lemar, Diego Godin and Stefan Savić also missed an impressive 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, where Jose Gimenez pulled out of the muscle problem.
Fourth place The athletes are four points behind Barcelona's leader and want to build on the swing in mid-week and jumping to Sevilla and Espanyol, which play in Andalusia on Sunday.
Levante vs. Real Sociedad (23)
Real Valladolid against Eibar (17:00), Getafe v Valencia (6.15), Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao (20:30), Girona vs. Legan (10.45)
Alaves v Huesca (14), Barcelona against Real Betis (18.15), Rayo Vallecano against Villarreal (20.30), Sevilla against Espanyol (20.30), Celta Vigo against Real Madrid (10.45)