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Nacho Camacho scored the only goal of the game early on as Malaga won 1-0 at 10-man Elche on Friday night.
Atletico Madrid can take over at the top of the Primera Division this weekend and coach Diego Simeone is demanding another committed display against Levante.
Barcelona eased their way into the last-16 of the Copa Del Rey, while Osasuna edged out Malaga to book their progress.
Malaga put daylight between themselves and the Primera Division relegation zone with a narrow 1-0 win over Getafe.
Barcelona strengthened their grip on top spot with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal, as Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw by Osasuna.
Malaga coach Bernd Schuster has called on the club's fans to be patient and get behind the team against Getafe.
Barcelona return to Primera Division action this weekend buoyed by Neymar's superb Champions League hat-trick against Celtic.
Valencia and Espanyol were held to draws by lower level opponents in the first legs of their Copa del Rey ties.
I said after Real Madrid lost the Clasico to Barcelona that they would win La Liga.
Weligton scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser to earn struggling Malaga a 1-1 draw at high-flying Villarreal.
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz has rubbished suggestions Sunday's opponents Barcelona are weaker now than in recent years.
Athletic Bilbao staged a second-half comeback to sink Malaga 2-1 and close in on the top four in the Primera Division.
Without the geniuses, their best players, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid are still winning.
Barcelona go into this weekend's Primera Division clash against Granada with a mounting injury crisis.
Malaga director general Vicente Casado is adamant Willy Caballero and Sergi Darder will only be sold in January if the players' release clauses are met.
Along with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal are the only other side in La Liga who have a clear idea of how they want to play.
Midfield starlet Sergi Darder insists he is more than happy at Malaga, having just signed a new contract and earned a call-up to the Spanish Under-21 side.
Youssef El Arabi netted a second-half hat-trick as Granada recorded a 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga.
Real Madrid cannot play Barcelona until the final of the Copa del Rey after the draw for the late stages of this season's competition was made on Friday.
Real Sociedad midfielder David Zurutuza is expecting Real Madrid to present more of an attacking threat on Saturday than Manchester United managed in midweek.