You know those cycling sprint races where both riders go as slowly as possible in an attempt to get the other to take the lead? Well that (give or take a bicycle or two) is La Liga at the moment. Real Madrid, currently the leaders looking nervously over their shoulders, dropped points with a 1-1 at Real Murcia on Saturday giving Villarreal the perfect opportunity to overtake them. Villarreal were having none of it though. They followed up with a 1-1 draw of their own at home to Almeria.
All of this meant Barcelona moved to within two points of Real and one point of Villarreal with their 3-0 victory over Recreativo Huelva.
Match of the week was definitely Atletico Madrid’s 4-3 victory over Vallodolid.
Real Madrid’s Guti ventures out in this top probably looking a little pensive at the prospect of bumping into his stalker.