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La Rosaleda (ATT 26,000) 3rd March 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Jesus Gil Manzano

Malaga Malaga vs Atletico Madrid A Madrid

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Malaga and Atletico Madrid draw

Last Updated: 03/03/13 8:16pm

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Juanfran and Roque Santa Cruz in aerial battle

Juanfran and Roque Santa Cruz in aerial battle

Second-placed Atletico Madrid failed to fully capitalise on Saturday's Clasico defeat for Primera Division leaders Barcelona as they were held to a goalless draw at Malaga.

Los Rojiblancos could have cut the gap to single figures, following Barca's 2-1 reverse at Real Madrid, had they managed to overcome Malaga.

But the fourth-placed hosts proved tricky opposition and just about held their own to claim a point which kept their own Champions League aspirations on track.

Atletico started positively, with Diego Costa, Joao Miranda and Arda Turan all sending shots wide within nine minutes.

It was visiting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who was called upon to make the first save of the game, catching a straightforward header from Lucas Piazon in the 10th minute, but opposite number Willy Caballero was given a sterner test five minutes later by a 25-yard Turan blast which he fumbled but no Atletico player could capitalise.

Martin Demichelis had a decent chance to give Malaga the lead in the 18th minute but headed wide from Joaquin's cross.

The hosts ended the half well, Vitorino Antunes drilling a left-footed shot wide and then Joaquin seeing a stoppage-time attempt well saved by Courtois, but the teams headed in at the break all square.

Clear-cut chances remained at a premium in the second period, with the teams mainly restricted to long-range efforts.

Koke, Cristian Rodriguez and Raul Garcia powered attempts wide for Atletico from just outside the box, while Piazon tried his luck for Malaga but was equally wayward.

Weligton did get a better sight of goal for Malaga 13 minutes from time but could not direct his close-range header on target.

Ten minutes later Atletico's Mario Suarez had a speculative effort caught by Caballero as the game petered out into a draw.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18