Liga - Malaga up to fourth with Getafe win
Round-up: Malaga moved into fourth place in La Liga with a 3-1 win away to Getafe on Saturday.
Only five points separated the two sides before kick-off, yet the home side's tenth defeat of the season left them eleven places behind the big spenders in 15th, five clear of the relegation zone.
Diego Castro's goal on the stroke of half-time appeared to serve as a sucker-punch to Manuel Pellegrini's men, but a second half rally turned the fixture at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on its head.
Winger Eliseu equalised just shy of the hour mark, before Jeremy Toulalan and Santi Carzola moved los boquerones into the Champions League places.
Another comeback was on the cards when Rayo Vallecano overcame a two-goal deficit to conquer ten-man Racing Santander 4-2 at Campo de Vallecas.
The numbers game soon caught up with Racing, however, with Michu pulling a goal back in the final minute of the first half and doubling his tally on 65 minutes to level the scores.
Raul Tamudo put the home side ahead three minutes later, before a Piti strike on 73 made it three goals in ten minutes and completed the turn-around.
Osasauna's opportunity to move into fourth themselves was scuppered by a combination of Malaga's victory and a 1-1 draw away to Mallorca.
Though the European hopefuls went ahead just before the break through Alvaro Cejudo, Emilio Nsue rescued a point for the island side 18 minutes from time.