La Review: It could be a brilliant week for Real Madrid (or a really, really bad one)

So much happened on the pitch and yet so little jiggling occured among the top three, who all managed to win. But Barcelona rode their luck, like it was the last horse out of a tumbleweed town.

Real Madrid paid a hefty price for a win over Málaga, while Atlético did what they do best – grab a couple of early goals and then sit on the lead like a squawking, footballing hen with a beak made of dynamite.

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