Real Madrid’s third draw in five matches has reduced their 10 point lead over Barcelona to four after the 0-0 draw at home, with Valencia.
Real could have got an early break with Cristiano Ronaldo striking a fierce drive hitting the post in the 8’.
Valencia had many chances and a 25th-minute header from Ricardo Costa and a powerful Tino Costa shot from long range in the 55th minute also went in vain.
Madrid now has 79 points with seven matches remaining while Barcelona have 75 after their 4-1 win at Real Zaragoza on Saturday and Valencia have 49.
This result has also put an end for Madrid’s record of scoring in 42 straight games.
Karim Benzema was denied by a double save from keeper Vicente Guaita as Real pressed late on but Valencia also had their chances with Jordi Alba denied in a one-on-one with keeper Iker Casillas.