Lionel Messi made it 19 rounds in a row on the scoresheet for Barca but the Catalans could only draw 2-2 at Celta Vigo, while Madrid left Zaragoza with just a point as well after Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out Rodri's goal at La Romareda.
Meanwhile, the race for fourth hots up as Malaga closed to within a point of Real Sociedad with a 3-1 win at Rayo Vallecano.
Here, Goal.com takes a look at the standout performers from the 29th round of Liga matches.
In goal, Diego Lopez produced another fine performance for Real Madrid and showed Iker Casillas that he will have to fight hard to regain his place in the side.
At the back, Fede and Amaya were solid for Getafe and Betis in the sides' goalless draw on Monday, while Silvio is also included after scoring a fine goal for Deportivo La Coruna in the Galicians' vital 3-2 win over Mallorca.
In midfield, Pedro Morales made a spectacular debut for Malaga with a goal and two assists in the 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano, while Ibai impressed for Athletic Bilbao as the Basques beat Granada and Dani Parejo shone for Valencia in their 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid.
In attack, the Messi - Tello partnership produced both Barcelona goals against Celta, while Aritz Aduriz hit the only goal for Athletic in their win over Granada, his 13th league strike of the season, and Kike Sola moved Osasuna out of the danger zone as he fired the northerners to victory with two goals in the 3-1 victory at Valladolid.
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|vs Mallorca (a)
||vs Betis (a)
|| vs Getafe (h)
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|| vs Granada (h)
||vs Atletico (a)
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||vs Granada (h)
||vs Valladolid (a)|| vs Celta (a)