Spain’s leading three each played two league games and won twice in four days this week. Victories at Celta Vigo and at home to Almeria meant Barça retained their four-point gap at the top. Real Madrid beat Granada 9-1 and neighbours Rayo Vallecano 2-0 to stay second. A quirk of fixtures means Madrid are playing six games on the bounce in the Spanish capital.
Rayo’s achievements should not be overlooked. They lose so many players that they have to almost start afresh each season – an average of 20 players leave and arriveRead More »from Real Madrid’s Liga title dreams far from over