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Atlético held at bay by Málaga

Published: Sunday 3 March 2013, 22.53CET
Club Atlético de Madrid could only record a 0-0 stalemate at fourth-placed Málaga CF as they missed the chance to cut FC Barcelona's Liga lead down to single figures.
Atlético held at bay by Málaga
Atlético's Juanfran vies with Roque Santa Cruz of Málaga ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 3 March 2013, 22.53CET

Atlético held at bay by Málaga

Club Atlético de Madrid could only record a 0-0 stalemate at fourth-placed Málaga CF as they missed the chance to cut FC Barcelona's Liga lead down to single figures.

Club Atlético de Madrid missed the chance to cut FC Barcelona's Liga lead to single figures as they were held to a 0-0 draw at fourth-placed Málaga CF.

Barcelona are showing signs of wobbling after suffering a third loss in four games against Real Madrid CF on Saturday, but Atlético could only close within 11 points after a game of few chances at La Rosaleda. Rojiblancos striker Falcao went into the match having scored in his four previous outings in all competitions, but he was unable to extend that run and the visitors could have come away with a defeat when Weligton headed off target late on.

Also on Sunday, RCD Mallorca boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 triumph at Granada CF, Tomer Hemed registering in the fourth minute of added time. That gave the 19th-placed side a first Liga win since 22 December and lifted them within four points of safety.

There was excitement too as Real Sociedad de Fútbol played out a 3-3 draw with Real Betis Balompié, the hosts going 3-2 up through a Xabier Prieto penalty on 62 minutes after falling 2-0 behind, only for Dorlan Pabón to notch his second goal for Betis four minutes later. The match between RCD Espanyol and Real Valladolid CF ended goalless, finally.

Last updated: 03/03/13 22.58CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 06/03/2013 18:33 CET

03/03/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad3-3BetisBetis

Vela 51, Iñigo Martínez 56, Xabier Prieto 62 (P)

Molina 29, Pabón 49, 66

Venue: San Sebastian

03/03/2013

MálagaMálaga0-0AtléticoAtlético

Venue: Malaga

03/03/2013

EspanyolEspanyol0-0ValladolidValladolid

Venue: Barcelona

03/03/2013

GranadaGranada1-2MallorcaMallorca

Nolito 9

Alfaro 13, Hemed 90+4

Venue: Granada

02/03/2013

ValenciaValencia2-2LevanteLevante

Jonas 27, Soldado 45+3

Iborra 16, Barkero 89

Venue: Valencia

02/03/2013

OsasunaOsasuna0-1AthleticAthletic

Susaeta 63

Venue: Pamplona

02/03/2013

DeportivoDeportivo0-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Venue: La Coruna

02/03/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid2-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Benzema 6, Ramos 82

Messi 18

Venue: Madrid

01/03/2013

GetafeGetafe2-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Adrián Colunga 21, Escudero 60

Venue: Madrid

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