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Manuel Pellegrini's side came from behind to continue their pursuit of fourth spot, whilst Sevilla's European hopes continued after they strolled to victory over Racing

Osasuna 0-0 Getafe
In a match devoid of any quality at the Reyno de Navarra neither Osasuna or Getafe could find a winner, despite the home side's best efforts late on.

Miguel Angel Moya denied Nino and Raul Garcia in a frantic end to the match after the same two players had wasted good opportunities in the opening 45-minutes.

Getafe will be the happier of the two as they prevented Osasuna from continuing their assault on the Champions League places, whilst the Madrid-based side consolidated their position in mid-table.
Barcelona 5-3 Granada


Sporting Gijon 2-3 Mallorca
Mallorca recorded a hard-fought victory against Sporting Gijon leaving their opponents deep in relegation trouble after the Islanders edged the five-goal thriller at El Molinon.

The visitors took the lead twice before being pegged back by a determined Sporting side. Jose Carlos Nunes and a Pedro Orfila own goal gave the Islanders the lead, but Adrian Colunga and Alberto Botia cancelled out the two strikes immediately afterwards.

Despite Gijon's valiant attempts the Islanders rallied once more as Alvaro Gimenez netted a third goal for the visitors and they didn't surrender the advantage a third time.
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao


Valencia 1-2 Zaragoza


Real Sociedad 1-3 Levante
Levante moved to within three points of Valencia, having to come from behind to beat Sociedad as they continued their pursuit of a top four finish.

Carlos Vela had fired the home side ahead early on before Jose Barkero converted a 12th-minute penalty after Nabil El Zhar had been felled in the area.

Arouna Kone fired Levante ahead before Sociedad were reduced to ten men when Gorka Elustondo was show his second yellow card. The visitors controlled the closing stages of the match and made their victory all that much sweet when Xavi Torres netted their third of the match.
Real Betis 1-1 Espanyol
Espanyol's Champions League aspirations were dealt a significant blow as it took an injury-time equaliser from Walter Pandiani against Betis to keep Mauricio Pochettino's side within touching distance of fourth place.

A win would have seen the Catalans move to within a point of Levante but they looked like they were going to fall to defeat when Ruben Castro headed the home side ahead with little over ten minutes remaining.

In the reverse fixture Pandiani had netted the winner for Espanyol after 75 minutes, and the Uruguayan came to the rescue once more. He struck a beautiful volley in the 93rd minute to deny Betis their first win in five matches whilst earning Espanyol an unlikely point.
Racing Santander 0-3 Sevilla
Racing were unable to eclipse Zaragoza's stunning victory over Valencia as they were outclassed by a far superior Sevilla side at La Rosaleda. The result leaves Alvaro Cervera without a win since his arrival at the club as they slip further into the clutches of relegation.

Jesus Navas fired the visitors into the lead just past the half-hour mark with an opportunistic strike before Manu Del Moral doubled Sevilla's lead early in the second half.

The Cantabrians hardly troubled Andres Palop in the Sevilla goal and their misery intensified when Papkouli Diop was shown a red card in the 79th minute. Manu finished with a brace as he completed a comfortable night for the southerners, who keep alive their slim hopes of Champions League qualification with the win.
Malaga 4-2 Rayo Vallecano
Malaga drew level on points with Levante in the last Champions League spot after coming from behind against Rayo Vallecano to secure a thrilling 4-2 victory at La Romareda.

Diego Costa gave Rayo the lead from the penalty spot within five minutes after Jesus Gamez had felled Emiliano Armenteros. Malaga's equaliser, 30 minutes later, was the definition of a team goal, with the home side exchanging 15 passes before Rondon's header from close range finished a brilliant move.

Rondon scored his second early in the second half before Enzo Maresca doubled Malaga's advantage with a well placed header. Roberto Trashorras converted the night's second penalty for the visitors six minutes from time to set up a frantic finish, but Duda was able to take advantage of space in the oppositions defence to score the Andalusian's fourth of the night securing all three points.

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