Over in Spain there is a three way race for the La Liga title. After Real’s disappointing loss to Barca they whipped Rayo 5-0 with Gareth Bale netting a brace to keep them in the running (Real Madrid is 3rd). Although Barcelona’s dominance in there derby match against Espanyol, they just squeaked by with a Messi penalty making it 1-0 and keeping them in second. As for Atletico Madrid, they pulled out a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao away from home to stay in first. The Champions League qualifying spot (4th place) is, at the time, occupied by Athletic Bilbao who are 17 points behind Real in third and 6 points ahead of Sevilla in fifth. WOW! At the bottom, Real Betis, Getafe, and Osasuna are in the relegation zone, but Almeria and Valladolid (These Spanish names are killing me) are only one point in front. who knows what will happen next with these battles at both ends.
P.S. To see the actual table go to espnfc.com