Real crushes slumping Barcelona

[SPAIN] What better way to celebrate your title than to pound your archrival. That's what Real Madrid did in crushing Barcelona, 4-1, at the Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday.

The Merengues got goals from Raul, Arjen Robben, Gonzalo Higuain and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Villarreal, meanwhile, won, 2-0, at Recreativo Huelva on goals by Nihat Kahveci and Guillermo Franco to clinch secnd place and relegate Barcelona to third place. Barca will have to enter the UEFA Champions League qualifying stage in the summer.

Barcelona, which has won only one of its last seven games, is now 17 points behind Real Madrid.

 

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