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Match round-up - First Division, Day 26

Leaders Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at Las Palmas on Thursday, and their gap at the top has been reduced to five points pending their top of the table clash against second placed Atlético on Sunday. Messi put Valverde’s side in front with a first half free kick, but a hotly disputed Calleri penalty (the first that Barça had conceded in the league in over two years) saved a vital point for the Canary Islanders. They are now level with Levante after the Valencia based team lost 1-0 at Alavés, Laguardia heading an injury time winner to take the locals eleven points clear of the danger zone. Earlier in the evening Betis and Real Sociedad drew 0-0, a result which left the home side just a point below Eibar in the battle for the Europa League places. (01.03.18)

Griezmann, Griezmann, Griezmann, Griezmann! The French striker scored all four goals for Atlético Madrid in a 4-0 victory over city rivals Leganés which took Simeone’s side to within four points of leaders Barcelona (who they visit on Sunday) pending the Catalans’ game tomorrow. Fourth placed Valencia missed out on a chance to overtake Real Madrid after they drew 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao earlier in the day, De Marcos equalising for the hosts at the start of the second half after Kondogbia had put the Ches in front. And Sevilla recovered fifth spot after a 0-1 win at bottom club Málaga, Joaquín Correa getting the goal on the quarter hour mark to take the Andalusians above Villarreal, who were beaten 1-0 by Eibar (Kike García the scorer there). Eibar themselves move back above Girona to seventh, three points below their opponents, and Getafe are still two points below the Basque side in ninth after a 3-0 win against Deportivo. An Angel strike and a Bóveda own goal put the locals two up at the break, and Jorge Molina completed the scoring late on to leave the Galicians still down in next to bottom spot. (28.02.18)

A mid-week round of league games again this week, Real Madrid dropping further behind the leaders after a 1-0 defeat at Espanyol on Tuesday. Zidane rested Ronaldo and left Benzema on the bench, but the game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw until Gernard Moreno connected with a Sergio García to score the winner in injury time. Earlier in the evening Girona also won 1-0 against Celta, Portu getting the only goal from an early set-piece corner to take the Catalans above their opponents to seventh. (27.02.18)