Celta Vigo and Real Betis both broke winless droughts while Malaga's loss allowed Sociedad and Valencia to close the gap on fourth. Vallecano's European hopes took a blow with a home loss against Valladolid.
Getafe took advantage of a controversial penalty in a come from behind victory over relegation threatened Mallorca. Valencia came back from a two-goal deficit to take a point of Real Zaragoza in a wild match.
Things have gotten truly dire at Athletic Bilbao, and Marcelo Bielsa's days at the San Mames look numbers. Les Leones are in trouble after suffering an embarrassing loss at the hands of rivals Real Sociedad.