On Wednesday, Atletico Madrid’s terrible form continued when they were defeated by bottom-placed Levante.
In the second half, Gonzalo Melero drove home the game’s sole goal from the centre of the box.
With a magnificent overhead kick in stoppage time, Angel Correa thought he had equalized, but the goal was ruled out due to a foul.
Mickael Malsa then came close to adding a second goal for Levante, but his drive from the halfway line went over the bar.
Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak headed a set-piece wide of the post in the closing seconds, adding to the tension.
Atletico’s sixth defeat in ten league games has dropped them to fifth place, 15 points behind Real Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s team will now look for a morale-boosting win against Osasuna on Saturday before hosting Manchester United in a Champions League last-16 first-leg match on Wednesday.