A 21 year old youth, Alejandro Benito, died on Saturday morning after collapsing while playing indoor football at the Pitiu Rochel pavillion in Alicante.
In their 26th game of the season, CD Nerja have scored their first points with a 3-0 victory over El Palo B in the Regional Preferente Málaga. After conceding 103 goals in their previous twenty-five matches, Nerja kept their first clean sheet.
Valencia lost out on a chance to move into fourth place in La Liga after losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao, Muniain the scorer.
A 0-0 draw between Málaga and Atlético Madrid did neither team any real harm, Málaga holding onto fourth place in La Liga and Atlético gaining a point on Barcelona, who lost to Real Madrid on Saturday.
Real Madrid are through to the final of the Copa del Rey after disposing of Barcelona 1-3 on Tuesday evening, making it 2-4 on aggregate over the two legs.
Atlético Madrid kept up their faint hopes of keeping up with Barcelona with a 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday, Falcao scoring from the penalty spot.
Real Madrid had to come from a goal down to beat Deportivo La Coruña 1-2 on Saturday, but more serious was a stupid second booking for Di Maria just before the final whistle which means he will miss the match with Barcelona next Saturday.
No change at the top of La Liga after Sunday’s matches, all the top five teams having won. Real Madrid overcame the challenge of Rayo Vallecano, two early goals from Morata and Ramos getting the job done. Real remain sixteen points adrift of the leaders.
An eighteenth minute goal from Saviola was enough to see Málaga past Athletic Bilbao 1-0 and strengthen their grip on fourth place in La Liga.
Barcelona, who have only lost one match all season, are now twelve points clear at the top of La Liga after Arlético Madrid, their nearest rivals, fell further behind after losing 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano.