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Madrid draw leaves Barcelona in the clear

Published: Sunday 27 February 2011
Despite sustained pressure, Real Madrid CF only drew 0-0 at RC Deportivo La Coruña and consequently trail leaders FC Barcelona − who beat RCD Mallorca 3-0 − by seven points.
Madrid draw leaves Barcelona in the clear
Lionel Messi heads in Barcelona's first goal against Mallorca ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 27 February 2011

Madrid draw leaves Barcelona in the clear

Despite sustained pressure, Real Madrid CF only drew 0-0 at RC Deportivo La Coruña and consequently trail leaders FC Barcelona − who beat RCD Mallorca 3-0 − by seven points.

FC Barcelona's Liga lead stands at seven points after Real Madrid CF failed to follow up their title rivals' 3-0 triumph at RCD Mallorca with a victory of their own.

Madrid, who hit the post through Cristiano Ronaldo in one of many late efforts, were unable to find a way through a stout RC Deportivo La Coruña rearguard in Galicia despite dominating possession and territory for large swathes.

Earlier, Lionel Messi (38) set Barcelona en route to their 22nd Liga win of the campaign with a header over goalkeeper Dudu Aouate, latching on to Seydou Keita's delicate chip in behind the Mallorca defence.

Mallorca, who drew 1-1 with Barcelona in October, conceded further goals to David Villa (57) and Pedro Rodríguez, whose first goal in six games for club and country was a wonderful dipping effort from the edge of the area.

RCD Espanyol climbed to fifth by virtue of a 4-1 win against visitors Real Sociedad de Fútbol and José Antonio Reyes's equaliser (76) salvaged Club Atlético de Madrid a 2-2 draw from their home encounter Sevilla FC. The other game, between Real Sporting de Gijón and Real Zaragoza, finished goalless.

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

27/02/2011

AthleticAthletic1-2ValenciaValencia

Llorente 14

Mata 71, Jonas 81

Venue: Bilbao

27/02/2011

RacingRacing2-2VillarrealVillarreal

Ariel Nahuelpán 3, Dos Santos 68

Marco Ruben 66, Nilmar 90+2

Venue: Santander

27/02/2011

HérculesHércules0-0GetafeGetafe

Venue: Alicante

27/02/2011

LevanteLevante2-1OsasunaOsasuna

Ballesteros 44, Caicedo 50

Pandiani 41

Venue: Valencia

26/02/2011

DeportivoDeportivo0-0Real MadridReal Madrid

Venue: La Coruna

26/02/2011

MallorcaMallorca0-3BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 38, Villa 57, Pedro Rodríguez 66

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

26/02/2011

EspanyolEspanyol4-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Sergio García 54, José Callejón 81, Márquez 90+1

Estrada 41 (o.g.), 43

Venue: Barcelona

26/02/2011

AtléticoAtlético2-2SevillaSevilla

Koke 47, Reyes 76

Negredo 41, Rakitić 66

Venue: Madrid

26/02/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón0-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Venue: Gijon

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