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Real Madrid Are Closer To The Relegation Zone Than To Barcelona

Real Madrid Are Closer To The Relegation Zone Than To Barcelona

The following day, Barcelona fought back from 2-down to record all three points, by beating Real Sociedad 4-2, winning at the Anoeta Stadium for the first time since 2007.

The hosts got ahead in the 11th minute thanks to Willian Jose header, and doubled their lead when Juanmi got his strike deflected to the back of the net on 34 minutes.

Barca are 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid, 11 ahead of Valencia and a staggering 19 up on Real Madrid as the season reaches its midway point.

However, a sensational second-half display, which was littered with world-class finishes from Luis Suarez, who grabbed two, and Lionel Messi gave Blaugrana a famous victory and ensured they retained their status as the only side in Europe's top five leagues who are still unbeaten. Real Madrid are 16 points off Deportivo La Coruna who occupy 18th.

Sociedad, who performed admirably, perhaps thought that they could still pull one back. "It seemed the curse was still there when we were 2-0 down, and yet we pushed and we believed we could turn it around and take the lead, and finally the goals came".

As expected, it was a bright start from the visitors, with both Luis Suarez and Sergi Roberto finding avenues of opportunity within the opening five minutes.

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The weekend had a surprise hero in Girona striker Michael Olunga, who came on as a second half substitute and scored a 35 minute hat-trick as his side thrashed a hapless Las Palmas 6-0.

Paulinho pulled one back for Barcelona before halftime, but it was Luiz Suarez's second half curler that gave Ernesto Valverde's group the equalizer after the break.

Sevilla missed the chance to draw level on points with crisis club Real Madrid in the race for Champions League qualification after going down 1-0 at lowly Alaves in La Liga.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has now scored more league goals for a single club than any other player in European history after overtaking Gerd Muller's record on Sunday evening.

The away win also means Real Madrid are closer to the relegation zone than to the league leaders.

Gerard Moreno opened the scoring for Espanyol while Inaki Williams equalized for the Basque side.


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