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Hand to hand

Hat-trick battle for La Liga

Messi scores three goals and stays two behind the Pichchi [28-26]

Cristiano’s goals are more decisive for Madrid than Messi’s for the Azulgrana

Pepe returns to the squad to visit Schalke

Los Blancos return to the Champions League, their favourite competition, wanting to win to forget the crisis

Barca take out a beating on Levante

The overhead kick from Luis Suarez seals a cakewalk for Luis Enrique’s team, with 11 victories in a row

The champions move away from the title

A black night for Atletico who are seven points off the leaders with 15 rounds to go

Cristiano alarm

His performances and mood concern the club

He only has four goals in his last 10 games

Atletico lose strength in Vigo

Celta beat them in everything with a great game for Nolito

Hat-trick for Messi

The Argentine is only two goals behind the Portuguese in the fight for the Pichichi

Running riot

With a team full of alternatives Barca land another blow on the table and get the 11th straight win

The trident brilliant again: Hat-trick for Messi, now only two goals behind Cristiano, and a golazo from Luis Suarez

Kun Aguero and his girlfriend spend the weekend at Messi’s home

Los Colchoneros lose steam

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