Madrid held again

Updated: March 22, 2012

Real Madrid saw their lead in La Liga cut to six points on Wednesday after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal and ended the match with two players sent off.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 33rd goal of the season in the 62nd minute, but Marcos Senna equalised with eight minutes remaining.

Madrid’s lead at the summit of La Liga is now just six points, which has made Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola’s claims over the weekend that it is “impossible” for the championship to return to the Nou Camp seem unduly pessimistic – not least as the pair still have to meet on Barcelona’s own turf.

La Liga action continues tonight in Spain and on 2BET2.

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