La Liga Review: Madrid Clubs Narrow Gap On Top Two

Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico Madrid have closed the gap on the top two teams in the Spanish La Liga (Barcelona and Valencia) after they recorded wins over Malaga and Levante respectively.

European champions Real Madrid struggled to a 3-2 win over Malaga at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu courtesy goals from Karim Benzema, Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo while Atletico Madrid forwards Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro scored two goals apiece to lead their team to a 5-0 victory at Levante.

Both teams (27 points) have narrowed the gap to the top two (Barcelona 34 points and Valencia 30 points) though Atletico have moved ahead of Real into 3rd spot on goal difference as a result of their big win over Levante.

Surprise title challengers Valencia and Barcelona meet later on Sunday evening at the Mestalla in what promises to be an exciting clash.

Matchday 13 Results (Saturday)

Alaves 1-2 Eibar

Real Betis 2-2 Girona

Real Madrid 3-2 Malaga

Levante 0-5 Atletico Madrid

Top Four (Standings):

1. Barcelona 34 points

2. Valencia 30 points

3. Atletico Madrid 27 points

4. Real Madrid 27 points