Atletico Madrid squandered a chance to all but wrap up their first La Liga title since 1996 when they slumped to a surprise 2-0 defeat by Levante on Sunday that trimmed their lead at the top to three points.
With Real Madrid`s game away to Valladolid postponed to allow them more time to prepare for next week`s Champions League tie at home to Bayern Munich, the attention turned to sides battling to avoid relegation to the second division.
Atletico Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with 2-0 win at Getafe on Sunday, but victory came at a price as Diego Costa was stretchered off after colliding with the goalpost as he scored his side`s second goal.
Atletico Madrid top scorer Diego Costa has been given the all clear by medical staff and included in the squad for Sunday`s game at Getafe after shaking off a thigh strain, the La Liga leaders said on Saturday.
Athletic Bilbao remain on course for a place in Champions League qualifying after a Markel Susaeta strike secured a 1-0 win at home to Getafe in La Liga on Saturday that strengthened their grip on fourth.
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino insisted he doesn`t believe Neymar will be out for a signficant period of time after the Brazilian forward sprained his right ankle in the Catalans` 2-0 win away to Getafe in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will make his first start of 2014 after being included in Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino`s starting line-up for the second-leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie away to Getafe.
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino said any coach would have taken the same decision as he did after leaving star forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar on the bench for his side`s 0-0 draw away to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.