Sevilla vs. Osasuna  2 - 0

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La Liga wrap: Real win again, Espanyol held

19 February 2012 03:13

Real Madrid increased their lead at the top of La Liga to 13 points on Saturday with a comfortable 4-0 home win over struggling Racing Santander.

Real went ahead in the sixth minute through Cristiano Ronaldo's header before Racing were reduced to 10 men when Domingo Cisma was shown a second yellow card six minutes before the break.

The hosts headed to the interval 2-0 up thanks to a Karim Benzema strike, Angel di Maria marked his return from injury with a superb strike in the 73rd minute before Benzema added his second two minutes from the end.

The win gives Jose Mourinho's men a 13-point cushion at the top of La Liga with second-placed Barcelona not in action until Sunday, when they face a tricky test against third-placed Valencia.

Elsewhere on Saturday, fourth-placed Espanyol were held to a 1-1 draw at Getafe.

The hosts needed a 70th-minute penalty from Nicolas Fedor to secure a point, after Alvaro had put Espanyol ahead four minutes earlier.

And Sevilla defeated Osasuna 2-0, with goals from Gary Medel and Piotr Trochowski doing the damage for the home side.

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +89 100
2 38 +85 91
3 38 +15 61
4 38 +1 58
5 38 +7 56
6 38 +4 55
7 38 -17 54
8 38 -4 52
9 38 +1 50
10 38 -3 49
11 38 -11 47
12 38 -6 47
13 38 -9 47
14 38 -10 46
15 38 -20 43
16 38 -25 43
17 38 -21 42
18 38 -14 41
19 38 -27 37
20 38 -35 27