Levante moved within seven points of sixth-placed Real Sociedad after a 2-0 home win over Osasuna, while Elche eashed their relegation concerns with a 1-0 home win over Celta Vigo.
Barcelona continued their winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Villarreal thanks to a brace from Neymar, while ten-man Real Madrid came from two goals down to draw at Osasuna.
A Bartlomiej Pawlowski second-half leveller helped Malaga extend their unbeaten run to five matches in La Liga after a closely-fought 2-2 draw at Valladolid.
FIFA.com reviews the action from another busy day of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, as Argentina booked their ticket to Brazil and Uruguay continued their resurgence.
Germany coach Joachim Low and several of his players have expressed dismay after being forced to come from behind to earn a share of the spoils against Paraguay in Kaiserslautern.
Real Sociedad took a huge step towards qualifying for the UEFA Champions League with a crucial 4-2 comeback win against Valencia, while Malaga also grabbed three points against Getafe.