Real Madrid forced rivals Barcelona to delay their title celebrations as Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 200th goal for the club in an entertaining 4-3 win while neighbours Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 with Deportivo La Coruna.
Ten-man Real Madrid took down Rayo Vallecano 2-0, Atletico Madrid looked impressive in their 3-0 win over Real Valladolid, and Espanyol continued their recent winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Real Betis.
Tino Costa headed an injury time winner for Valencia in their 3-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, with Levante also grabbing a stoppage time clincher earlier on.
Malaga narrowly defeated Valencia through a solitary goal from Nacho Camacho, which put them level on points with their visitors in third spot.
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Valencia coach Unai Emery has described his side's 4-2 aggregate loss to Schalke as "incomprehensible" after Los Che were ahead in the tie, before losing 3-1 last night in the UEFA Champions League last-16.