Third-placed Real Madrid lost
2-1 at lowly Real Mallorca on Sunday, ending their six-match winning run in the
With second-placed Valencia held to a 1-1 home draw by Getafe, Barcelona
strengthened their grip at the top thanks to Saturday's 2-0 victory at Real
The champions have 58 points from 25 games, Valencia have 50 points and Real 48.
Osasuna, on 46, can rise from fourth to third by beating Deportivo Coruna later
Real were cautious and disjointed as they set out to put their midweek Champions
League defeat by Arsenal behind them.
The visitors took the lead against the run of play through Sergio Ramos after 32
minutes but 16th-placed Mallorca always looked dangerous.
Argentine striker Leonardo Pisculichi levelled from the penalty spot in the 53rd
minute and 10 minutes from time Venezuelan forward Juan Arango grabbed the
It was new coach Gregorio Manzano's second win in two games since taking over
from Hector Cuper at Mallorca two weeks ago.
Getafe held firm under intense pressure from Valencia until they had Argentine
defender Anibal Matellan sent off in the 65th minute.
Valencia defender David Navarro broke the deadlock from close range after Fabio
Aurelio's free kick was headed back across goal by Mario Regueiro on 78 minutes.
A wayward pass from David Albelda into his own area allowed Nano to sneak in and
fire an unlikely equaliser for Getafe two minutes from time.
The draw allowed Valencia to stretch their unbeaten league run to 14 games.
Celta Vigo climbed to fifth on 42 points after beating Cadiz 2-0 at home while
Sevilla dropped to sixth following their 5-0 defeat at Espanyol.
Real Betis climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at home to Real
Sociedad and struggling Athletic Bilbao drew 1-1 with Villarreal.
A minute's silence was held at the start of every Primera Liga game this weekend
in honour of the country's most prolific striker Telmo Zarra, who died of a
heart attack on Thursday aged 85.