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Ronaldo rescues derby point for Madrid

Published: Sunday 2 March 2014, 23.03CET
Real Madrid CF lie a point clear at the Liga summit after their 2-2 draw at neighbours Club Atlético de Madrid was followed by a 4-1 win for FC Barcelona against UD Almería.
Ronaldo rescues derby point for Madrid
Karim Benzema gave Madrid an early lead ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 March 2014, 23.03CET

Ronaldo rescues derby point for Madrid

Real Madrid CF lie a point clear at the Liga summit after their 2-2 draw at neighbours Club Atlético de Madrid was followed by a 4-1 win for FC Barcelona against UD Almería.

Real Madrid CF stand one point clear at the Liga summit after their entertaining 2-2 derby draw at title rivals Club Atlético de Madrid was followed up by a comfortable victory for FC Barcelona.

Having won at the Santiago Bernabéu back in September, Atlético were looking to complete the double over the neighbours but fell behind inside three minutes when Karim Benzema turned in Ángel Di María's cross from close range. The hosts responded well, however, with Koke drilling a low shot into the far corner close to the half-hour mark and Gabi unleashing a superb effort from distance in first-half added time.

Facing a damaging defeat, Madrid refused to wilt and levelled matters with eight minutes remaining through Cristiano Ronaldo, who found the net after a Daniel Carvajal cross had been only partially cleared. That result kept Carlo Ancelotti's side at the head of the standings, though their cushion was reduced when Barcelona downed UD Almería 4-1, Alexis Sánchez, Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández weighing in with goals.

Elsewhere, fifth-placed Villarreal CF were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom club Real Betis Balompié, who equalised late on via Rubén Castro after the hosts had lost Ikechukwu Uche to a red card. In the day's other games, Sevilla FC defeated Real Sociedad de Fútbol 1-0 and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid overcame Valencia CF by the same margin.

Last updated: 03/03/14 0.02CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

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Last updated: 02/03/2014 22:51 CET

02/03/2014

BarcelonaBarcelona4-1AlmeríaAlmería

Alexis Sánchez 9, Messi 24, Puyol 83, Xavi Hernández 89

Trujillo 27

Venue: Barcelona

02/03/2014

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-0ValenciaValencia

Larrivey 61

Venue: Madrid

02/03/2014

SevillaSevilla1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Gameiro 77

Venue: Sevilla

02/03/2014

AtléticoAtlético2-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Koke 28, Gabi 45+1

Benzema 3, Ronaldo 82

Venue: Madrid

02/03/2014

VillarrealVillarreal1-1BetisBetis

Bruno Soriano 71 (P)

Rubén Castro 85

Venue: Castellon

01/03/2014

ElcheElche1-0CeltaCelta

Carles Gil 84

Venue: Elche

01/03/2014

GetafeGetafe0-0EspanyolEspanyol

Venue: Madrid

01/03/2014

LevanteLevante2-0OsasunaOsasuna

Diop 4, Rubén García 42

Venue: Valencia

01/03/2014

MálagaMálaga1-1ValladolidValladolid

Santa Cruz 13

Larsson 30

Venue: Malaga

28/02/2014

AthleticAthletic4-0GranadaGranada

Aritz Aduriz 6, 18, 74 (P), Gurpegi 80

Venue: Bilbao

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