Barcelona said on Thursday they will make a complaint to Spanish sporting authorities over comments by Malaga's Qatari owner Abdullah Al-Thani on Twitter describing the Catalans as "scum"
Villarreal kept their slim hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Roberto Soriano's late winner shocked Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.
Victory restores Atletico's three-point lead over Sevilla in the fight for third place behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, who face off on Sunday.
Neymar was sent-off as Barcelona lost further ground on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga in a shock 2-0 defeat to Malaga on Saturday.
La Liga: Atletico Madrid close gap at the top with narrow win over Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao win
Atletico Madrid's fine form continued as Filipe Luis scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad to close to within seven points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Tuesday.
La Liga roundup: Atletico Madrid brush aside Malaga to usurp 3rd spot from Sevilla; Villarreal stunned
In a game of few chances, Atletico were by a distance the more clinical side to register a fourth straight La Liga win.
Spanish defender Luis Hernandez has left Premier League champions Leicester City to return to his homeland with Malaga.
Sergio Ramos struck twice to get Real Madrid back to winning ways as the home fans targeted Cristiano Ronaldo in a 2-1 victory over Malaga on Saturday.
Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal could be out for up to a month after suffering a right hamstring injury.
A stunning four-goal blitz in allowed Sevilla to leapfrog Barcelona into 2nd in La Liga with a win over Malaga, while Atletico Madrid beat Las Palmas.
Real Madrid secured a win over Sporting Gijon to extend their league in La Liga, while Sevila beat Valencia to stay 6 points off the top.
Barcelona face an uncomfortable trip to bogey side Real Sociedad as they seek to avoid losing further ground on Real Madrid just a week before the Clasico
Messi returned to training on Monday and looks set to start in Glasgow along with Luis Suarez, who was suspended for Malaga's visit to the Camp Nou.
La Liga roundup: Ronaldo scored a hattrick Madrid handed rival Atletico a painful 3-0 loss, Barcelona was unable to overcome the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou, Sevilla moved to third by scoring three unanswered goals.
A statement from the club said that the attacking midfielder suits the team's 'style of play and work ethics'.
Torres stunned the Bernabeu with a goal in the first minute of each half of the last 16, second leg.
Barcelona vies with Real Madrid for supremacy on the football field — domestically and internationally — with both clubs being listed among the world's richest.
Lionel Messi and Neymar have both shone in recent weeks as Barca won their first four games under new coach Luis Enrique but they failed to make an impression.
Sergio Contreras Pardo commonly known as “Koke” is a 31 year old Spanish striker who has joined the 'youngest team' in the ISL - The NorthEast United FC.
The La Liga opener was far from spectacular, but Malaga's balanced defense did well to neutralize Bilbao's talented set of attacking players.