Mallorca reduces Valencia gap
In La Liga's round 31, all eyes were on the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona but one other key match was between Mallorca and Valencia.
Mallorca is currently in fifth place and they beat third placed Valencia 3-2 to reduce the gap to just four points.
Whilst Real and Barca have already secured the top two places third and fourth places are not yet decided and three teams Valencia, Sevilla and Mallorca are vying for those two places.
Athletico Bilbao in sixth could also be in the picture but they are currently eight points behind Valencia.
So Mallorca's win over Valencia was critical and with seven matches to go the surprise packets of this year's season have a good chance of snatching a Champions League place.
In the Real/Barca match, Real suffered its first home loss and for the first time failed to score at home this season in a league match.
Real has failed to score against Barcelona and this was only the fifth match this season that Real has failed to score in a match.
Looking at the bottom, Xerez's good run came to a stop after losing 1-nil at home to Getafe. The good run has made sure that Xerez are now just two points adrift from the team second from the bottom.
This week I will take a quick look at the winning trend in La Liga this season so far:
|Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time||92||39.5|
|Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time||48||20.6|
|Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time||8||3.4|
|Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time||2||0.9|
|Draw at half time, home team winning at full time||58||24.9|
|Draw at half time, away team winning at full time||25||10.7|
|Matches ending in result||233||75.2|