Cristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of La Liga’s

Cristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of La Liga’s

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Cristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of La Liga’s
goalscoring charts once more with five in his last two league outings and looks set to be partnered by Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez in Bale’s absence.
Barca are sweating on the fitness of Jordi Alba and Pique, who both struggled through the 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad described as a “miracle” by Enrique given the state of Barca’s display.
However, the champions will be hugely boosted by the return of captain Andres Iniesta, whilst the front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are all fit to start.
The clash between the top two offers Sevilla and Atletico Madrid the chance to make up ground in the title race.
Sevilla sit behind Barca only on goal difference in third and can close on Real when they visit winless Granada on Saturday lunchtime.
Atletico have bounced back from their Madrid derby humbling at the hands of Real two weeks ago with three wins and 11 goals without conceding since.
However, they will need to end a seven-game unbeaten streak in the league by Espanyol to keep that run going at the Vicente Calderon. (AFP) PDS
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