26 Jan 2009

Real Madrid football club seek to close gap on Barcelona

1:29 pm on 26 January 2009

Real Madrid have showed they haven't given up hope of catching runaway Primera Liga leaders Barcelona by ekeing out a 1-0 home win over Deportivo Coruna.

Raul's glancing header just before the break was all that separated the sides in a game with few shots on goal.

The champions made it five consecutive wins under Juande Ramos, and moved to outright second 12 points behind Barca on 41 points.

However it won't be easy to catch the breakaway leaders with Barcelona taking maximum points from their 4-1 domolition of Numancia.