In Sunday's late game, Valencia drew with Deportivo La Coruna 1-1 at the Estadio Riazor after a first half David Villa strike had given the visitors the lead.
Villa scored in the 24th minute, stroking home from the edge of the penalty area after picking his spot well.
However, Villa received his second yellow card with fifteen minutes remaining after he collided with Deportivo keeper Daniel Aranzubia.
Two minutes later Piscu headed home an equaliser for Deportivo with Valencia keeper Cesar slow to get across his line.
Malaga continued their push for a European place with a 3-1 away win at Real Valladolid on Sunday which pushed leaves them sixth in the Primera Liga.
Albert Luque put Malaga ahead early on and Apono buried a penalty after 29 minutes after Eliseu flung himself to the ground.
Valladolid put them under pressure after the break hitting the woodwork twice and a Pedro Oldoni header briefly threatened a fightback, before Nacho made it 3-1 near the end.
Leaders Barcelona lost 2-1 at home to Espanyol on Saturday and have 60 points, seven ahead of second-placed Real Madrid who thumped Real Betis 6-1 at the Bernabeu.
Sevilla are third with 44 points, three ahead of Villarreal after both won on Saturday.