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Malaga were beaten by Betis as their bid for a top four finish faltered, whilst Zaragoza beat Gijon in the battle for survival at the foot of La Liga table

Racing 0-1 Granada
Granada recorded a vital three points in their attempts to escape the drop against a Racing Santander side deep in relegation turmoil, lying six points from safety.

The visitors had to wait until an 89th minute penalty from Guilherme Siqueira to take the lead despite dominating much of the match. Abel Gomez and Dani Benitez had both forced Mario Fernandez into action, whilst Odion Ighalo hit the upright in a frantic first half as the Andalusians failed to make the break through.

Racing managed to improve after the break as they looked to hang on for an invaluable point but when Bernardo felled Ikechukwu in the final minute Sigueria dispatched the resulting penalty. For Granada the win lifts them nine points above their opponents in the fight for survival at the bottom of La Liga.
Sporting Gijon 1-2 Zaragoza
Zaragoza's Angel Lafita netted an injury-time winner against Sporting Gijob at El Molinon lifting the Aragonese outfit to within three points of safety.

Helder Postiga fired the visitors ahead after 37 minutes with a neat finish after David Mateo's flick-on had given the former-Tottenham striker a clear sight of goal. After the break Gijon responded though Sebastian Eguren's header, but in a dramatic finish Lafita prodded home from close range to hand Zaragoza their third consecutive victory.

The win moves the Aragonese to within touching distance of Villarreal, who lie just above the drop zone but the Asturians drift further into the relegation zone six points behind the Yellow Submarine.
Osasuna 1-5 Real Madrid


Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao


Malaga 0-2 Real Betis
Real Betis ended Malaga's six game unbeaten streak in the Andalusian derby denting the Costa del Sol club's push for an automatic Champions League spot in La Liga.

The hosts had started the brightest knowing that a win would have taken them three points clear of Valencia, but two goals in a six minute spell before the break ended Malaga's hopes.

Ruben Castro struck first with a well placed header, and on the stroke of half-time Jose Dorado netted after Malaga had failed to clear a corner. Manuel Pellegrini's side became a disjointed and frustrated team after the break as Los Verdiblancos shut them out for the entirety of the second half.
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Getafe


Valencia 1-1 Levante


Sociedad 4-0 Rayo Vallecano
Real Sociedad took a huge step in their battle survival as they thrashed Rayo Vallecano at Anoeta to register their tenth win of the season, lifting them eight points clear of the drop zone.

Imanol Agirretxe opened the scoring after six minutes with a neat finish from inside the area, but it wasn't until the half-hour mark before the Basque doubled their lead, with Agirretxe the provider. The striker crossed for David Zurutuza to nod home as Sociedad began to dictate the play.

Rayo Vallecano had no chance to find a way back into the game as Antoine Griezmann made it three early in the second half with a terrific finish, and Carlos Vela added a fourth two minutes later in emphatic fashion.
Villarreal 0-0 Espanyol
Espanyol were held by a determined Villarreal at El Madrigal as neither side were able to break the deadlock in an entertaining match.

The Yellow Submarine, despite being lowly placed in La Liga, looked the better team in the first half as they tested Espanyol's defence. However, it was Espanyol who came closest as they played on the counter with Kalu Uche and Vladimir Weiss both forcing Diego Lopez into saves.

Villarreal will be the happier of the two teams as the point takes them four points clear of the drop zone, whilst their opponents remain eighth in their pursuit of European football next season.

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