Real Madrid are close to being confirmed LaLiga champions, following Barcelona’s shock 1-0 defeat at home to Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
This indicates that Xavi Hernandez’s men have lost three consecutive home games in the same season for the first time in their history.
Alvaro Garcia struck the only goal of the match in the seventh minute.
Barca hit the woodwork twice but failed to find a goal.
Rayo, who sit in 11th place, have now completed the league double over the Catalans for the first time, following their 1-0 home win in October.
Real Madrid can clinch the league title on Saturday, with either a draw or win at home to Espanyol.