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No change in Spain as top four triumph

Published: Sunday 14 April 2013, 22.50CET
FC Barcelona remain 13 points clear in the Liga after downing Real Zaragoza 3-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice as Real Madrid CF posted an identical win at Athletic Club.

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Published: Sunday 14 April 2013, 22.50CET

No change in Spain as top four triumph

FC Barcelona remain 13 points clear in the Liga after downing Real Zaragoza 3-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice as Real Madrid CF posted an identical win at Athletic Club.

FC Barcelona maintained their 13-point lead at the Liga summit with a 3-0 win at struggling Real Zaragoza, before Real Madrid CF responded with a victory by the same margin at Athletic Club.

Thiago Alcántara opened the scoring for UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Barcelona on 20 minutes and Cristian Tello doubled their advantage six minutes ahead of the break. Tello grabbed his second of the game shortly after the restart as the Catalan club preserved their healthy advantage at the head of the class, with Zaragoza down in 18th.

José Mourinho's Madrid matched that performance against Athletic thanks to a double from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal forward fired in a free-kick after just two minutes and powered a header past Gorka Iraizoz midway through the second period. Substitute Gonzalo Higuaín drilled in the third to help prevent the Merengues losing further ground on the leaders.

Elsewhere, Club Atlético de Madrid were the day's biggest winners, with Falcao scoring twice to take his tally for the season to 24 in an emphatic 5-0 victory against Granda CF. The capital club remain three points behind city rivals Madrid in third.

In fourth, meanwhile, Real Sociedad de Fútbol's impressive campaign continued with a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid. Imanol Agirretxe grabbed his eighth and ninth goals of the campaign in the opening 14 minutes as Sociedad clinched a sixth away win of the season.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.55CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:11 CET

14/04/2013

AthleticAthletic0-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 2, 68, Higuaín 76

Venue: Bilbao

14/04/2013

ZaragozaZaragoza0-3BarcelonaBarcelona

Thiago Alcántara 20, Tello 39, 53

Venue: Zaragoza

14/04/2013

AtléticoAtlético5-0GranadaGranada

Diego Costa 4, Falcao 27, 47, Raúl García 63, Filipe Luis 70

Venue: Madrid

14/04/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Agirretxe 6, 14

Venue: Madrid

13/04/2013

MálagaMálaga1-0OsasunaOsasuna

Júlio Baptista 90+3

Venue: Malaga

13/04/2013

EspanyolEspanyol3-3ValenciaValencia

Mubarak 45+1, Verdú 82, Sergio García 90+4

Canales 53, Jonas 87, Soldado 90+1

Venue: Barcelona

13/04/2013

LevanteLevante0-4DeportivoDeportivo

Valerón 12, Pizzi 20, Nélson Oliveira 28, Bruno Gama 90+2

Venue: Valencia

13/04/2013

ValladolidValladolid2-1GetafeGetafe

Óscar González 68, Guerra 72

Paco Alcácer 45

Venue: Valladolid

12/04/2013

BetisBetis3-3SevillaSevilla

Pabón 43, Rubén 54 (P), Igiebor 89

Rakitić 7, 19, Negredo 33

Venue: Sevilla

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