Atletico looked the most likely to open the scoring in the first period, but they could not make the breakthrough as the sides entered the break level.
Malaga improved in the second half, but neither could find the back of the net as the points were shared in a 0-0 draw.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
MALAGA: Caballero; Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes, Gamez; Joaquin, Toulalan, Isco, Portillo; Santa Cruz, Piazon
ATLETICO: Courtois; Miranda, Juanfran, Godin, Luis; Suarez, Koke, Turan, Rodriguez; Falcao, Costa