Atletico Madrid missed the chance to close to within four points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga after battling out a 0-0 draw at Sevilla on Sunday.
A quickfire Pablo Piatti double secured a 2-0 win for Valencia at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday that kept them on course to clinch a lucrative berth in the Champions League for next season.
Valencia`s Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the first-half dismissal of Malaga`s Sergi Darder to win 3-0 at the Mestalla on Friday.
Atletico Madrid knocked Barcelona off the top of La Liga, for a day at least, as a second-half strike by Koke earned a 1-0 victory over a stubborn Malaga side on Saturday.
Valencia`s Pablo Piatti scored twice to set up a meeting with Barcelona in the King`s Cup semi-finals after helping his side to a 7-1 aggregate win at city rivals Levante.
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