Goals from Edu and González gave Real Betis a 2-1 win over leaders Real Madrid. Real took an early lead through Drenthe, scoring in the fifth minute, but Betis fought back to clinch the match.

A controversial Ronaldinho penalty gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory away to Zaragoza and moves them to within five points of leaders and arch rivals Real Madrid. Sevilla move up into the European spots after a 2-4 win at Espanyol.

In Division Two, Numancia have extended their lead over the Blue and Whites after a 1-0 win over Albacete. The Blue and Whites take on Castellón later this evening.

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