Atletico Madrid's important victory over Liverpool in the Champions League left Diego Simeone relieved after stumbling in La Liga. His team now ranks sixth in the table standings, after long not calculating the title and facing the fight to reach the top four.
Above them, between the fifth and third are Getafe, Real Sociedad and Sevilla, and with just two points between the four teams, Atletico can still overtake.
But the formidable Getafe and free-flowing Real will both be eager to complete a brilliant campaign when Sevilla have suffered a setback even before the match is suspended by the corona virus.
At the other end of the La Liga standings, Espanyol looks destroyed because it ranks protruding six points outside the safety zone. Leganes, who still have to play away at Barcelona before entertaining Real Madrid on the final day, are only three points better.
Mallorca, Celta Vigo and Eibar from each other only differed by one point. The three club players have raised concerns about football security if it is rolled back too quickly.
Real Valladolid in 15th place have a cushion four points above the bottom three but two wins in the last 10 matches indicate they will survive relegation.
The economic impact of the corona virus pandemic means that the stakes now are even higher for board clubs that this is because they struggle to avoid huge financial losses if they are degraded. For all of them, the pressure continued.