Alvaro Arbeloa has admitted that he is wishing for a draw when Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona this evening.
The top two are currently five points clear of Los Blancos, and the defender has conceded that he hopes both teams drop points at Vicente Calderon.
“They are ahead of Real Madrid. Whatever the result, we have to keep on fighting to catch up with them. If it's a draw at the Calderón, that'd be better,” he told reporters.
The former Liverpool man then commented on Xabi Alonso’s recent contract extension.
“If he hadn’t stayed, he’d have been impossible to replace. We would have had to wait until his son grew up. We’re all very happy.”