La Liga Round-Up
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Argentine winger Santiago Solari opened the scoring on 14 minutes making Villarreal's task even more daunting.
Lethal Brazilian Ronaldo made it two on 53 minutes as Madrid's dominance begun to tell.
Real were made to sweat near the end though as Sergio Ballesteros pulled a goal back for the visitors with a little over five minutes to go, but held on to move above Valencia at the top.
Albacete managed to come from a goal down to earn a point against Atletico Madrid at the Carlos Belmonte.
The capital club had found themselves in front thanks to Nano's goal on 31 minutes and Atletico went into the break a goal to the good.
Albacete went in search of a second half equaliser, which arrived on the hour mark, courtesy of an own goal by Matias Lequi.
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