Granada 2 – 1 Sevilla
It was perfect opportunity for Sevilla to make up ground in the table and displace Barcelona in the second place. But they couldn’t make the most of Barca’s slip as they themselves lost to relegation strugglers Granada 2 – 1. It was a frustrating match for Sevilla as they went behind to two goals in the first half. Though they pulled one back before the break, they couldn’t do much in the second half. A late red card to Adil Rami summed up their night as they slipped to seven points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid 0 – 0 Espanyol
Diego Simeone had a chance to leapfrog Sevilla into the top three but they missed their chances too, making this a weekend of misses. The hosts dominated the entire second half but were unable to make any breakthrough as Quique Sanchez Flores’ men defended stubbornly. In fact, the hosts had Jan Oblak to thank for the point as the Atletico stopper had to make a couple of important saves to prevent Espanyol from going ahead. For Simeone, it was a huge missed chance in their efforts of making ground in the race to top three.