13 Jan 2013

Real's title hopes all but gone

1:39 pm on 13 January 2013

Real Madrid's faint hopes of retaining their La Liga Spanish football title receded further as they drew nil-all at struggling Osasuna.

Jose Mourinho's Real side seemed lost without inspirational top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, suspended for the game in Pamplona, and had Kaka sent off.

Unbeaten leaders Barcelona can go 18 points clear of their rivals with a win at fourth-placed Malaga tomorrow.

Real stay third on 37 points, four behind Atletico Madrid, who host Real Zaragoza tomorrow.