Points all round: Both Madrid clubs failed to dent Barça’s massive lead at the top, with Mourinho’s side held 1-1 in Zaragoza and Valencia taking a point in the 1-1 draw at the Vicente Calderon.
Big name goals: Cristiano Ronaldo and Falcao both scored to take them to 28 and 23 for the season, with Leo Messi away in the distance on 43.
Real fight for fourth: Real Sociedad also drew, 2-2 at Espanyol, whilst Malaga closed the gap on them with a 1-3 win at Rayo.
Dream turns to nightmare for Mallorca: Deportivo boss Fernado Vazquez claimed he’d dreamt his team would beat Mallorca the night before the game and that became a nightmare come true for Mallorca, who ahead of the little matter of a trip to the Camp Nou next week, find themselves on 24, just a point ahead of the Galicians following the 2-3 defeat on Sunday.
Safety beckons: Athletico Bilbao and Osasuna each took a giant step to safety with Bielsa’s team beating Granada 1-0 and the Pamplona outfit winning 1-3 in Valladolid. Bilbao and Valladolid are both on 35 points, Osasuna on 31 and Granada and Zaragoza just above the drop zone with 28 and 27 each.