Football: Ronaldo salvages point for Real, Barca beat Almeria
Published on Mar 3, 2014 6:24 AM
MADRID (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo equalised eight minutes from time as Real Madrid remained top of La Liga, thanks to a pulsating 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Real remain three points clear of Atletico but Barcelona moved to within a point of the leaders as they beat Almeria 4-1 on Sunday.
Karim Benzema had fired Real into a third minute lead when he converted Angel di Maria's cross.
However, despite being denied what appeared a penalty when Sergio Ramos seemed to trip Diego Costa, Atletico were in front by half-time, thanks to fine strikes by Koke and Gabi.
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