Real drop further behind Barca after draw at Depor

Reuters , Sunday 27 Feb 2011

Real Madrid slipped seven points behind leaders Barcelona when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Deportivo Coruna in La Liga on Saturday

Real Madrid V Deportivo

The result puts Jose Mourinho’s side on 61 points from 25 matches, with Barca on 68 after Lionel Messi netted his 26th goal of the season to set the champions on their way to a 3-0 win at Real Mallorca in the earlier kickoff.

The visitors laid siege to the Depor goal in the frantic latter stages and substitute Emmanuel Adebayor and Ronaldo both struck shots against the post.

Benzema fluffed Real’s best chance when he failed to connect with a Ronaldo centre when only a couple of metres from goal.

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