Atletico Madrid's 18-year wait for the La Liga title will go to the final weekend of the season after Diego Simeone's leaders were held by Malaga.

Atletico, who would have won the title with a win, were made to pay for a host of missed chances when Samu bundled Malaga ahead against the run of play.

Toby Alderweireld rescued the hosts with a header before Malaga's Marcos Angeleri was sent off.

Atletico will seal the league if they avoid defeat at Barcelona on Saturday.

A victory for the Catalans in that game will see them retain their title by virtue of their head-to-head record against the Madrid side.

With Barcelona drawing at Elche, Atletico would have been crowned champions of Spain for a 10th time had they beaten Malaga.

But, after a game of wasted chances and missed opportunities, an intriguing and thrilling title race will now be decided at the Nou Camp on the final day of the season.

Atletico Madrid's Koke reacts following a missed chance against Malaga

Atletico head for second-placed Barca, who they eliminated from the Champions League last month, with a three-point cushion.

Yet Simeone knows his side passed up a great opportunity to wrap up the league with one game to spare.

David Villa hit the woodwork in the 15th minute when he should have scored after a clever flick by Raul Garcia.

Midfielder Koke stabbed another chance wide before an unmarked Garcia headed wide from inside the six-yard area.

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Atletico were made to pay for those wasted opportunities as Samu netted against the run of play after lobbing Atletico's on-loan Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois in the 65th minute.

Suddenly, a sell-out Vicente Calderon crowd fell silent before defender Alderweireld salvaged Atletico's unbeaten home record in the league this season with a 74th-minute free header.

Malaga defender Angeleri, who had earlier been booked, was sent off two minutes from the end of normal time following a second yellow card as the hosts piled forward in search of a winner.

Substitute Adrian Lopez thought he had won Atletico the title with a curling shot in stoppage time.

But, in keeping with this absorbing title race, his goal-bound effort was dramatically tipped over by Willy Caballero, the Malaga keeper's save ensuring the identity of the 2013-14 champions of Spain will not be known until the last day.

Atletico Madrid v Malaga

David Villa reacts to a missed chance against Malaga

Atletico Madrid v Malaga

Another Atletico chance is wasted as Malaga hang on to earn a point

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

Atlético Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 20 Juanfran
  • 03 Filipe Luis
  • 05 Tiago Booked
  • 23 Miranda
  • 12 Alderweireld
  • 06 Koke (Adrián - 57' )
  • 14 Gabi Booked
  • 09 Villa
  • 08 Raúl García (Sosa - 63' )
  • 10 Turan Booked (Diego - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Aranzubia
  • 04 Suárez
  • 07 Adrián
  • 18 Giménez
  • 21 Diego
  • 22 Insúa
  • 24 Sosa

Málaga

  • 13 Caballero
  • 18 Pereira Dos Santos Booked
  • 05 Antunes
  • 30 Darder
  • 15 Angeleri Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 Pena de Oliveira Booked
  • 24 García Sánchez (Jiménez López - 83' )
  • 06 Camacho
  • 09 Santa Cruz (Rescaldani - 76' )
  • 17 Barbosa Valente Booked
  • 23 Amrabat (Pawlowski - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kameni
  • 08 Portillo
  • 10 Iakovenko
  • 16 Rescaldani
  • 19 Pawlowski
  • 20 Casado Bizcocho
  • 26 Jiménez López
Ref: José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes
Att: 46,000

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

5 4

Corners

11 4

Fouls

13 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 1.

90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 1.

90:00 +4:26

Attempt missed. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by José Sosa with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +4:05

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.

90:00 +4:03

Attempt saved. Adrián (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabi.

90:00 +2:23

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Adrián tries a through ball, but Filipe Luis is caught offside.

90:00 +0:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Málaga. Bartlomiej Pawlowski replaces Nourredine Amrabat.

89:32

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:32

Foul by Juanmi (Málaga).

88:56

Attempt missed. José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

87:18 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Marcos Angeleri (Málaga) for a bad foul.

87:05

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:05

Foul by Marcos Angeleri (Málaga).

86:01 Booking

Booking Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:54

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

85:54

Vitorino Antunes (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:19

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Vitorino Antunes.

82:55

Offside, Málaga. Nourredine Amrabat tries a through ball, but Juanmi is caught offside.

82:33

Toby Alderweireld (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:33

Foul by Nourredine Amrabat (Málaga).

82:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Málaga. Juanmi replaces Samuel.

81:01 Booking

Booking Duda (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

80:48

David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:48

Foul by Ignacio Camacho (Málaga).

80:00

Attempt missed. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Juanfran.

78:01

David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:01

Foul by Weligton (Málaga).

77:05 Booking

Booking Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:00

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

77:00

Ezequiel Rescaldani (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:48

Hand ball by Diego (Atlético de Madrid).

75:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Málaga. Ezequiel Rescaldani replaces Roque Santa Cruz.

73:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 1. Toby Alderweireld (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Sosa with a cross following a corner.

73:08

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.

73:07

Attempt saved. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabi.

72:21

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:21

Foul by Nourredine Amrabat (Málaga).

71:57

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:57

Foul by Nourredine Amrabat (Málaga).

71:21

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.

71:19

Attempt saved. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

70:43

Attempt missed. Ignacio Camacho (Málaga) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Duda with a cross following a corner.

70:05

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Miranda.

70:04

Attempt blocked. Samuel (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roque Santa Cruz.

69:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Diego replaces Arda Turan.

69:13

Attempt missed. Sergi Darder (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vitorino Antunes.

68:04

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

67:21

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Adrián.

66:51

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

66:51

Vitorino Antunes (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 0, Málaga 1. Samuel (Málaga) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

64:15

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.

63:46

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Eliseu.

62:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Sosa replaces Raúl García.

61:22

Attempt missed. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arda Turan.

59:54

Attempt saved. Roque Santa Cruz (Málaga) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samuel.

57:49

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Weligton.

57:18

Offside, Málaga. Nourredine Amrabat tries a through ball, but Sergi Darder is caught offside.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Adrián replaces Koke.

55:13

Attempt saved. Duda (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nourredine Amrabat.

54:51

Attempt missed. Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

54:16

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.

54:15

Attempt saved. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raúl García.

53:41

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

53:41

Roque Santa Cruz (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:19

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl García with a headed pass.

51:03

David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:03

Foul by Marcos Angeleri (Málaga).

50:10 Booking

Booking Eliseu (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

45:11

Toby Alderweireld (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:11

Foul by Roque Santa Cruz (Málaga).

45:00

Second Half begins Atlético de Madrid 0, Málaga 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Málaga 0.

45:00 +0:35

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

45:00 +0:35

Ignacio Camacho (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:40

Attempt blocked. Roque Santa Cruz (Málaga) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitorino Antunes with a cross.

42:42 Booking

Booking Marcos Angeleri (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

40:57

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

40:32

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:32

Foul by Roque Santa Cruz (Málaga).

38:55

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

37:34

Offside, Málaga. Roque Santa Cruz tries a through ball, but Nourredine Amrabat is caught offside.

36:11

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Samuel.

34:28 Booking

Booking Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

34:24

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) has gone down, but that's a dive.

31:38

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:38

Foul by Samuel (Málaga).

30:28

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Filipe Luis tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.

25:02

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Koke.

23:29

Attempt blocked. Eliseu (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:25

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Gabi.

22:24

Attempt blocked. Sergi Darder (Málaga) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:04

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:04

Foul by Nourredine Amrabat (Málaga).

21:08

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

21:08

Eliseu (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:57

Foul by David Villa (Atlético de Madrid).

19:57

Ignacio Camacho (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:45

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

18:45

Samuel (Málaga) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:29

Dangerous play by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

17:29

Marcos Angeleri (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:27

Attempt blocked. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:34

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:34

Foul by Weligton (Málaga).

11:32

David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Raúl García with a headed pass.

10:32

Attempt saved. Eliseu (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samuel.

9:26

Foul by Roque Santa Cruz (Málaga).

9:26

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:57

Nourredine Amrabat (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:57

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

7:46

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

7:46

Nourredine Amrabat (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:56

Attempt blocked. Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

4:41

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Eliseu.

4:40

Attempt blocked. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

4:23

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Marcos Angeleri.

3:42 Booking

Booking Weligton (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

3:25

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:25

Foul by Weligton (Málaga).

0:23

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:23

Foul by Weligton (Málaga).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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