In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com looks ahead to the week of birthdays in football, including FIFA World Cup™ winner Gianluca Zambrotta and Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.
Barcelona thrashed Rayo Vallecano 6-0 to remain on top of La Liga on goal difference, while Atletico Madrid got back to winning ways at home to Real Valladolid to keep the pace.
Copa del Rey holders Atletico Madrid edged towards a possible semi-final meeting with neighbours Real Madrid with 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in their quarter-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon.
Holders Atletico Madrid moved into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 win at home to Valencia, while third-tier Racing Santander beat Almeria 2-0 away to progress 3-1 on aggregate.
A 77-minute Diego Costa penalty helped Atletico Madrid overcome Levante in a 3-2 win taking them top of La Liga, while Unai Emery's Sevilla beat Villarreal 2-0 away to move up to seventh.
Uruguay are the final team to qualify for Brazil 2014 despite a scrappy scoreless draw at home against Jordan, with their 5-0 away victory proving more than enough.