Celta Vigo responded superbly to a nightmare start to move a step closer to safety, while Atletico Madrid remain on course for a top-four spot.
Alvaro Morata scored the fastest goal of the LaLiga season after just 51 seconds but Atletico Madrid had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo.
Third placed Atletico Madrid were unbeaten in 15 games and a draw keeps them on course to secure a Champions League spot.
Atletico Madrid could not have wished for a better start, Angel Correa taking a pass from Santiago Arias and picking out Morata for a tap in with less than a minute on the clock.
Celta Vigo were level just four minutes after the restart in 49th minute, Beltran not getting a clean contact on Mendez’s cross but seeing his volley loop into the far corner with Jan Oblak helpless.
Atletico Madrid is in third spot with 63 points whereas Celta Vigo is in 15th place with 36 points. Real Madrid stay in the top table with 77 points with the 4 points lead with the Barcelona.