22-Feb-16

Today’s front-page headlines from Marca, AS and Mundo Deportivo

On a plate

Madrid and Atletico’s stumbles leave Barcelona on the cusp of La Liga

The Catalans are eight and nine points clear

Neither Zidane nor Simeone deserved to beat Malaga and Villarreal

Ronaldo missed a penalty to make the score 2-0

Jonathan decides a rough derby

Athletic 0-1 Real Sociedad

Valencia 1-2 Granada

Rayo 2-2 Sevilla

The League goes

Malaga leave Madrid nine points behind Barca

Zidane: “There are 39 points remaining and we’re not going to drop our heads”

Javi Gracia: “I’m proud of my players”

Atletico also flop

Villarreal were a rock at the Calderon and held on for a point

Rayo cancel out 0-2

Paco: “Two slaps and we responded”

Jonathas decides derby

Thirteen yellows and an injury to Williams

Valencia continue their party

Sandoval, on the verge of dismissal

A9

Game over

A8

Barca 63 points, Atletico 55, Real Madrid 54 - 13 games remaining

La Liga is stained with blue and red: Atletico draw with Villarreal (0-0) and Madrid at Malaga (1-1) with an offside goal from Cristiano Ronaldo

And with 11 games more

Barca’s highly-charged campaign takes its toll: Pique’s GPS detected tiredness