Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho is convinced they can return to Europe next season.
A Champions League spot remains a possibility with sixth-placed Malaga five points behind fourth-placed Real Sociedad, but there are also several clubs breathing down their neck in challenging for a Europa League place.
"The next six matches will determine if our hard work throughout the season will pay off," said Camacho.
"Each match is crucial and we are determined not to throw away everything we've been working towards all season.
"We can qualify for the Europa League by winning at home, but if we want to aim higher then we need to win in away games too.
"We've worked so hard all year, to not qualify for European football would be totally unfair on us as a team."