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Spanish League: BBC on air for Real

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Published : Mar 22, 2016, 1:01 am IST
Updated : Mar 22, 2016, 1:01 am IST

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (second from right) heads the ball in their Spanish League match against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on Sunday. Real won 4-0. (Photo: AP)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (second from right) heads the ball in their Spanish League match against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on Sunday. Real won 4-0. (Photo: AP)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes his side can still salvage a disappointing season at home and abroad should Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale remain fit for the remainder of the campaign.

All three scored on their first start together for two months as Madrid beat Sevilla 4-0 and moved to within 10 points of Barcelona, who they play next on April 2 after a two-week international break.

“After a performance like that from the players, I can only be satisfied,” said Zidane.

“Playing like this we can do great things. The players know that, but in football every game is different so we have to play with the same intensity and commitment,” he added.

Madrid still have high hopes of landing an 11th European Cup after drawing Wolfsburg in the last eight of the Champions League.

Villarreal hold champs Barcelona Meanwhile, Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points over Atletico Madrid despite blowing a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 at Villarreal.

Ivan Rakitic and a controversial Neymar penalty had Barca on course for a 13th consecutive La Liga win before half-time.

Yet, Villarreal were more than worthy of a point and got their reward after the break through Cedric Bakambu and Jeremy Mathieu’s own goal.

Location: Spain, Madrid