( dpa ) - Things went from bad to worse on Sunday for Spanish crisis club Valencia, with a 1-0 defeat at home to minnows Almeria.
Once again, Ronald Koeman's side were jeered off the field by their own fans.
There were also chants for the Dutchman to resign, and for veterans Santiago Canizares, David Albelda and Miguel Angel Angulo - all thrown out by Koeman on December 18 - to be reinstated.
Valencia have not won a league match since November 11. They are now 11th in La Liga - with 27 points from 21 games - much closer to the relegation zone than to the Champions League places.
The only goal was scored in the 21st minute by Almeria's Felipe Melo, after the nervous Valencia defence had failed to clear a centre from Juanma Ortiz.
Valencia pressed hard for an equalizer in the second half but - with Spain striker David Villa in awful form - lacked punch and conviction.
The hard-earned win Almeria up to eighth, on 29 points.
Atletico Madrid, for their part, stay in fourth place, on 37, after a 1-0 defeat away to Mallorca.
The same as in the Valencia-Almeria clash, the only goal in Palma came in the 21st minute. The hard-working Daniel Guiza set up Juan Arango, and the Venezuelan made no mistake with his trusty left foot.
Atletico's fightback was crippled by winger Jose Antonio Reyes picking up a second yellow card in the 85th minute for an ugly foul on Reyes.
Atletico are still one point behind third-placed Villarreal, who are away to leaders Real Madrid later on Sunday.
Second-placed Barcelona are away to Athletic Bilbao in Sunday's other late game.
It was not a good day for the teams hoping to get into the Champions League frame.
Espanyol failed to take advantage of Atletico's slip-up, crashing 1-2 at home to lowly Betis.
Alberto Rivera shot Betis ahead just before half-time, only for Luis Garcia to make it 1-1 with a clever free-kick. Betis, however, were not content to settle for a draw, and Brazilian striker Edu won the game in the 91st minute by heading in a centre from Xisco Munoz.
Espanyol are now fifth, with 36 points.
Three points behind them are surprise package Racing Santander, who battled out a late 2-2 draw at home to Zaragoza.
It was a bittersweet debut for Javier Irureta, Zaragoza's third coach within two weeks, following the sacking of Victor Fernandez and the resignation of Ander Garitano.
In Sunday's other games, Getafe won 3-1 in Huelva, Deportivo Coruna beat Valladolid 3-1 and Murcia lost 2-3 at home to Levante.
Levante are still bottom, but now have 12 points - and a ray of hope.
Then come Deportivo on 20, Huelva and Murcia on 22, and Bilbao and Osasuna on 23.