Real Madrid are nine points behind leaders Barcelona after a home defeat to Girona, with Thibaut Courtois accepting they lost control.
Ernesto Valverde has named the fit-again Samuel Umtiti in a 21-man squad that will travel to France to face Lyon in the Champions League.
Real Madrid had Sergio Ramos sent off as they slipped to a surprising 2-1 home defeat against struggling Girona in LaLiga on Sunday.
Lionel Messi converted a penalty but saw his second spot-kick saved on Saturday, though Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is not worried.
Barcelona regained the winning habit in LaLiga against Real Valladolid, but Gerard Pique was far from impressed.
Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Jordi Masip saved a penalty from Lionel Messi but an earlier successful conversion sunk Valladolid at Camp Nou.
Head coach Diego Simeone says a strike trio of Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann is a possibility for Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann downed Rayo Vallecano yet again with fellow Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa delighted to be back after 10 weeks out.
Antoine Griezmann has now scored 130 goals for Atletico Madrid, one more than former captain Fernando Torres.
After Diego Simeone signed a new contract this week, his Atletico Madrid side needed a late goal to beat Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga.
Ernesto Valverde has agreed a new contract until the end of next season, and Barcelona's move to tie him down is a wise one.
Girona's Eusebio Sacristan appeared to make a tactical tweak to target Real Madrid defender Marcelo, but he denied that was his intention.
Samuel Umtiti has not played since November due to a knee injury and coach Ernesto Valverde does not know when the defender will be fit.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari lavished praise on Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio ahead of his side's clash with Girona.
Although he has enjoyed his time back at Cruzeiro, Lucas Silva has not given up on forging a career with Real Madrid.
Fabio Capello lauded Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, while Cristiano Ronaldo was also praised by the Italian coach.
Flags displayed in the Atletico Madrid supporters' area of Rayo Vallecano's ground are being investigated over claims of racism.