Diego Godin scored a stoppage-time winner for Atletico Madrid as they twice came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
The victory moves Diego Simeone's side into second place in the table, a point behind leaders Barcelona, who host Real Betis on Sunday.
Saturday's other matches saw Real Valladolid held by Eibar and Valencia take all three points at Getafe, while Girona and Leganes ended goalless.
Real Valladolid 0-0 Eibar
Getafe 0-1 Valencia
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Athletic Bilbao
Girona 0-0 Leganes
La Liga Standings (Games, Points, Goal Difference)
1. Barcelona: 11, 24, +17
2. Atletico Madrid: 12, 23, +8
3. Espanyol: 11, 21, +8
4. Sevilla: 11, 20, +9
5. Alaves: 11, 20, +4
6. Real Madrid: 11, 17, +2
7. Real Valladolid: 12, 17, 0
8. Levante: 12, 17, -1
9. Girona: 12, 17, -1
10. Real Sociedad: 12, 16, +1
11. Getafe: 12, 16, +1
12. Eibar: 12, 15, -6
13. Celta Vigo: 11, 14, +4
14. Valencia: 12, 14, -1
15. Real Betis: 11, 13, -4
16. Villarreal: 11, 10, -2
17. Athletic Bilbao: 12, 10, -6
18. Leganes: 12, 10, -7
19. Rayo Vallecano: 11, 6, -11
20. Huesca: 11, 6, -14
Athletic Bilbao went in search of their first victory since the opening day of the season against Atletico, and they took the lead on 36 minutes when Inaki Williams poked the ball home after Mikel San Jose had hit the crossbar.
Williams should have doubled Athletic's lead in the second half, and Thomas Partey punished his wastefulness when he levelled with a fierce strike past goalkeeper Iago Herrerin at his near post on the hour mark.
Athletic's response was impressive, as they went ahead again three minutes later. Iker Muniain sent Williams through on goal, and he kept his composure to finish past Jan Oblak.
Opta noted how he made history with his strike:
Sports journalist Robbie Dunne observed that Godin picked up an injury before Williams' goal, but he was unable to come off as Atletico had used all three substitutes:
Rodri restored parity for Atletico with 10 minutes of normal time remaining when he headed home a corner, and it was then left to Godin to seal the three points. The limping defender headed home Antoine Griezmann's flick-on after 91 minutes.
The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but the decision was overturned after a VAR review to spark wild celebrations from the home fans.
Sportswriter Andy West explained what the result means for Athletic boss Eduardo Berizzo:
Athletic have now gone 11 La Liga games without a win and remain four points off the bottom. Atletico were far from their best, but the win perfectly sets up their encounter with champions Barcelona after the international break.
Meanwhile, Valencia picked up just their second La Liga win of the season, and their first since September, at Getafe.
The game saw another crucial late intervention by VAR, which awarded Valencia a penalty on 80 minutes after Bruno fouled Kevin Gameiro.
The decision was not initially given by referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea. However, after consulting VAR, he gave the spot-kick and dismissed Bruno with a second yellow card.
Dani Parejo made no mistake with his penalty to maintain his impressive record from the spot:
It's an important win for Los Che, who move into 14th and now have two wins in a week, following their UEFA Champions League victory over Young Boys on Wednesday.