With the leagues around Europe entering their most crucial phase, we thought that we would bring you up-to-date with events around the continent starting with what many believe is the best league in the world – La Liga.
Real Madrid moved level on points with FC Barcelona at the weekend after a thrilling comeback against Sevilla. The Bernabeu faithful witnessed their side overcome a two-goal deficit to win the game 3-2 thanks to Rafael Van Der Vaart’s last-gasp injury time winner.
Barcelona had left the door ajar earlier in the day when the Catalan giants had to rely on Argentine magician Lionel Messi scoring twice in order to salvage a point in their 2-2 with lowly Almeria.
This coming weekend sees another intriguing set of fixtures in a title race that is captivating football fans the world over.
Real travel to lowly Valladolid whilst Barcelona host Valencia, who’s own title dreams have disppeared, thanks to a frustrating goalless draw with Racing Santander on Monday night.
The battle beween the two Spanish superpowers at the top of the table is making for an irresistible El Clásico clash next month with tickets to the biggest match in domestic European football incredibly still available to anyone who wishes to witness this epic encounter .
Elsewhere in the La Liga, seemingly doomed Xerez came back from behind to record a 4-2 victory over Malaga, and will be hoping to carry on their momentum against eighth placed Villareal this weekend, with the bottom side still ten points away from safety.
Ibrahima Balde was the hero forAtletico Madrid as he netted a late equaliser at Real Zaragoza while Athletic Bilbao kept within striking distance of the European places with a 2-0 victory over Valladolid.
Deportivo La Coruna boosted their hopes of European football next season after a 3-1 victory over relegation strugglers Tenerife, setting up an tasty-looking game this coming weekend as they travel to Sevilla who themselves will desperate to erase the memory of their capitulation in Madrid.
Look out next week for the latest instalment on events in Spain.