European Roundup: Real Madrid held to blow Laliga race wide open

European Roundup: Real Madrid held to blow Laliga race wide open

A lot of games happened on Sunday across the top five European leagues with the focus being on Laliga where the title race is set to go to the wire.

With seven games to go, Real Madrid blew their chance of closing the gap between them and leaders Atletico Madrid when they were held to a goalless draw by Getafe on Sunday.

Mariano Diaz had an early goal disallowed for offside and another effort cleared off the line, but the hosts hit the woodwork through Jaime Mata and had two strong penalty appeals while Thibaut Courtois made several fine saves.

While Real plummeted, Atletico did their part as they ran 5-0 winners over Eibar on the same day. Angel Correa and Marcos Llorente both scored braces to sandwich Yannick Carrasco's strike as Diego Simeone's men, one of the 12 clubs mentioned in reports of a breakaway European Super League, cruised to victory.

In Italy, Juventus fell to fourth in Serie A after going 1-0 down to Atalanta; the all-important goal in the tie scored by Ruslan Malinovskyi late in the game.

Leaders Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw by Napoli, needing a Christian Eriksen equalizer after an own goal by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic while AC Milan had Gianluca Scamacca's own goal to thank as they beat Genoa 2-1 to stay second. Ante Rebic's opener had been canceled out by Mattia Destro.

In France, Paris St Germain closed to within a point of leaders Lille in pursuit of their eighth Ligue 1 title in nine years with a dramatic 3-2 win over St Etienne.