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Ronaldo keeps Madrid ahead of Barcelona

Published: Sunday 31 October 2010, 0.55CET
Real Madrid CF needed two late Cristiano Ronaldo goals to win 3-1 at Hercules CF and stay a point ahead of FC Barcelona, inspired by Lionel Messi to a 5-0 defeat of Sevilla FC.
Ronaldo keeps Madrid ahead of Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo is congratulated after putting Madrid 3-1 up ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 31 October 2010, 0.55CET

Ronaldo keeps Madrid ahead of Barcelona

Real Madrid CF needed two late Cristiano Ronaldo goals to win 3-1 at Hercules CF and stay a point ahead of FC Barcelona, inspired by Lionel Messi to a 5-0 defeat of Sevilla FC.

Real Madrid CF maintained their one-point Liga lead over FC Barcelona after both won on Saturday but Valencia CF lost ground.

Madrid were the first of the top two to kick off and three minutes in at Hercules CF were behind to a David Trezeguet header. However, it was a different story after the break. Ángel Di María equalised on 52 minutes after Juan Calatayud could only parry a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo. And the Portuguese attacker ensured Madrid's pressure for a winner finally told with eight minutes left, pouncing when Karim Benzema's effort was saved by Calatayud, and then scoring his tenth goal in four Liga games soon after to make it 3-1.

Barcelona then stormed to a 5-0 win against Sevilla FC. Lionel Messi started it off in the fourth minute and midway through the half set up David Villa to double the lead. Sevilla lost Abdoulay Konko to two bookings just before the interval and in the second half Daniel Alves pounced on a defensive slip for Barcelona's third. Stylish finishes from Messi (64) and Villa (90) put a fitting cap on the scoring. Fourth-placed Valencia are now six points adrift of Madrid after being held 1-1 at home by Real Zaragoza, who moved off the bottom.

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MálagaMálaga3-2BetisBetis

Santa Cruz 13, Eliseu 61, García Sánchez 90+3

Verdú 33, Jordi 63

Venue: Malaga

03/11/2013

LevanteLevante0-1GranadaGranada

Piti 90+1

Venue: Valencia

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AtléticoAtlético2-0AthleticAthletic

Villa 32, Diego Costa 41

Venue: Madrid

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GetafeGetafe0-1ValenciaValencia

Pabón 40

Venue: Madrid

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SevillaSevilla0-1CeltaCelta

López Sánchez 47

Venue: Sevilla

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Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Viera 53 (P), 55 (P)

Ronaldo 3, 48, Benzema 31

Venue: Madrid

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AlmeríaAlmería1-0ValladolidValladolid

Rodri 38

Venue: Almeria

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad5-0OsasunaOsasuna

Ansotegi 33, Iñigo Martínez 47, Griezmann 56, Castro 81, Seferovic 88

Venue: San Sebastian

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BarcelonaBarcelona1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Alexis Sánchez 68

Venue: Barcelona

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