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Football: Real Madrid beaten again as Atletico go top

Published on Mar 27, 2014 7:45 AM
Sevilla's players celebrate after winning the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid FC at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on March 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid suffered a huge blow to their La Liga title hopes as a 2-1 win for Sevilla sent them crashing to a second defeat in four days on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Colombian striker Carlos Bacca struck twice to give the hosts a sixth consecutive league win after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring.

League leaders Atletico Madrid now lead Real by three points and have a better head-to-head record against Los Blancos as they beat Granada 1-0.

Barcelona moved into second place, a point behind Atletico, with a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou thanks to a double from Neymar.

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