Real Madrid held as Cristiano Ronaldo sees red

As if a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao was not bad enough for Real Madrid, Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo saw red after a coming together with Gurpegi after having a penalty appeal turned down.

updated: February 03, 2014 13:11 IST
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Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent-off as Real Madrid lost ground in the La Liga title race with a 1-1 draw away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid became outright leaders for the first time since their double winning season in 1996 earlier in the day with a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.

The draw moves Real level with Barcelona, who suffered a shock defeat at home to Valencia on Saturday, three points behind Atletico. (Also read: Flustered Ancelotti angry with red card shown to Ronaldo)

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