Real Madrid CF missed the chance to trim FC Barcelona's Liga lead to 11 points as they were held 1-1 at Real Zaragoza after the leaders drew 2-2 with lowly RC Celta de Vigo.
Borja Oubiña's late header rescued a point for Celta after Lionel Messi's milestone goal looked to have earned his side the victory. It was the 19th consecutive Liga match in which the Argentinian has scored, last drawing a blank in the home encounter with Celta on 3 November, and Messi has now matched Ronaldo's feat last season of scoring against every Liga outfit. Cristian Tello had cancelled out Nacho Insa's opener.
Madrid suffered an early blow when Rodri pounced on a loose ball to race through and finish clinically. Ronaldo's 28th goal of the campaign, a low, left-footed effort, levelled the scores but they could not manage a winner. Earlier Málaga CF had moved level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad de Fútbol thanks to a 3-1 win at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid. Real, like Club Atlético de Madrid – who could move ahead of Madrid – play tomorrow.
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|Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:11 CET|
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|2||Real Madrid CF||29||62|
|3||Club Atlético de Madrid||28||60|
|4||Real Sociedad de Fútbol||28||47|
|7||Real Betis Balompié||28||43|
|9||Rayo Vallecano de Madrid||29||41|
|12||Real Valladolid CF||28||35|
|18||RC Celta de Vigo||29||24|
|20||RC Deportivo La Coruña||28||20|