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Corrigan: Madrid extend Liga lead

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Table - Spanish Primera División
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16 Almeria 24
17 Elche 23
18 Levante 22
EibarEibar
ElcheElche
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1
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EibarEibar
ElcheElche
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1
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ElcheElche
Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano
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GranadaGranada
ElcheElche
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ElcheElche
BarcelonaBarcelona
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6
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ElcheElche
LevanteLevante
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Athletic BilbaoAthletic Bilbao
ElcheElche
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2
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BarcelonaBarcelona
ElcheElche
5
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VillarrealVillarreal
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2
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ElcheElche
MalagaMalaga
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Deportivo La CoruñaDeportivo La Coruña
ElcheElche
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ElcheElche
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
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Real SociedadReal Sociedad
ElcheElche
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Real Madrid extend their La Liga lead with win over Elche

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praises his team's defensive improvements following their 2-nil victory over Elche.

MADRID, Spain -- Three quick thoughts from La Liga leaders Real Madrid's eventually straightforward 2-0 win at Elche's Estadio Martinez Valero in the late Sunday night game.

1. Madrid and Ronaldo eventually stretch lead over Barca

This was no routine away win for Real Madrid. The La Liga leaders dealt with all that was thrown at them, though, and goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo saw them emerge with three huge points in what looks an important weekend in the title race.

The result...

Ronaldo, Benzema score as Real Madrid go four points clear

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Real MadridReal Madrid
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Karim Benzema opened Real Madrid's account in Sunday's 2-0 win against Elche.

Second-half goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo earned Real Madrid a 2-0 win at struggling Elche that moved them four points clear at the top of the Primera Division.

The visitors took full advantage of Barcelona's home defeat to Malaga on Saturday as a routine victory further strengthened their hold on top spot.

Madrid made a bright start, with Ronaldo curling a shot against a post and then seeing a fierce effort from long range tipped round a post by a Przemyslaw Tyton.

The Portugal...

Elche win at Eibar

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Elche boosted their Primera Division survival hopes after withstanding a second-half onslaught to win 1-0 at 10-man Eibar.

Jonathas headed the only goal five minutes after the interval but thereafter it was Eibar on the attack, with visiting keeper Przemyslaw Tyton twice brilliantly denying Ander Capa.

Federico Piovaccari was sent off with a little over 10 minutes remaining for Eibar, who now lead their opponents by only four points. Victory took Elche clear of the bottom three by the same margin.

Eibar's...

Elche win at Eibar

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Elche boosted their Primera Division survival hopes after withstanding a second-half onslaught to win 1-0 at 10-man EIbar.

Jonathas headed the only goal five minutes after the interval but thereafter it was Eibar on the attack, with visiting keeper Przemyslaw Tyton twice brilliantly denying Ander Capa.

Federico Piovaccari was sent off with a little over 10 minutes remaining for Eibar, who now lead their opponents by only four points. Victory took Elche clear of the bottom three by the same margin.

Eibar's...