Two second half goals from Demichelis and Eliseu, the latter from the penalty spot, gave the Blue and Whites a 0-2 victory over fierce local rivals Sevilla. Fazio, who brought down Joaquin inside the area to concede the penalty, was given his marching orders. Málaga tighten their grip on the all important fourth place in La Liga.
Getafe and Osasuna ended up sharing the points in a 1-1 draw, a controversial late penalty converted by Diego Castro saving the day for the home team. Osasuna were reduced to ten men after Armenteros ordered back to the dressing room but it didn’t stop them taking the lead through Sola in the 84th minute.
An early goal from Aduríz was enough to see Athletic Bilbao clinch victory over Mallorca, the final score 0-1.
In the only other match on Saturday, Granada and Real Sociedad, played out a 0-0 draw.