MatchDay 19 in La Liga saw Real Madrid closing gap at the top with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drawing blanks. The week also witnessed Cristiano Roanldo winning the Ballon D'Or after a gap of four years
Real Madrid and Barcelona provided a touch of master-class as the duo romped to comfortable home victories on match day 23 in La Liga while Atletico Madrid ceded ground to the Catalans in the title race by succumbing to local rivals Rayo Vallecano
Barcelona gained a five point lead as Real Madrid lost to Getafe, while Atlético demolished Bilbao. Here's TheHardTackle's weekend review of Spanish La Liga.
The dream run of Levante finally came to an end at Osasuna while Messi silenced his critics with a brilliant hattrick against Mallorca.Real Madrid moved to the top of the table as THT reviews the weekend games
This weekend La Liga has started to shape up the title race, with Real Madrid getting an early advantage after FC Barcelona surprisingly tied 2-2 against Real Sociedad, despite being 2-0 up at half-time. Real Madrid beat Getafe 4-2 at home, in a match filled with controversy and they now lead the table along with Valencia and Betis, who have also won their first two matches.
This weekend saw the two horse La Liga race turn into a single horse one. The wheels of Real's title challenge were already looking shaky and they finally came off this weekend.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are back as the top two teams after round 9 in the Spanish League, as other title contenders slip behind.