As they say, when the chips are down everything goes against you, and bottom club Córdoba felt themselves hard done by when Málaga’s Juanmi opened the scoring against them from an offside position. González González waved away their protests though, and they went on to an eighth defeat in a row. Eibar have also lost their last eight matches, and they were upset after Del Cerro Grande considered that Ekiza had handled deliberately in the area when Messi’s shot bounced up off a defender, Messi converting the resulting spot kick. To make matters worse, Piqué was let off a similar offence later on in the game. It’s not only the bottom sides who suffered debatable refereeing decisions this week though, Atlético unhappy that Griezmann had a goal ruled out at Espanyol for what Bikandi Garrido considered to be a previous foul by Godín in the build-up. The game ended 0-0, and Atleti dropped behind Valencia to fourth. (19.03.15)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Jaime Latre 18 135 6 141
Velasco Carballo 17 132 6 138
Gil Manzano 17 124 10 134
Alvarez Izquierdo 17 118 8 126
Teixeira Vitienes, F. 16 105 12 117
Estrada Fernández 17 108 6 114
Mateu Lahoz 17 105 8 113
González González 18 107 4 111
Iglesias Villanueva 15 98 6 104
Fernández Borbolán 17 98 6 104