ERIC ABIDAL MADE his first start for Barcelona since his much publicised liver transplant in their win against Levante on Saturday night.
The La Liga leaders had to wait until the 84th minute to wrap up all three points when Cesc Fabregas fired home from the edge of the area for the home side.
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Second placed Real Madrid made much lighter work of their game with Real Betis to keep the gap at the top of La Liga at a seemingly insurmountable 13 points.
Mesut Özil was the star of the show for show for Madrid, scoring two goals.
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In Germany, Bayern Munich equalled the Bundesliga record for most points in a single season after thumping Hannover 6-1 on Saturday.
The win puts Bayern on 81 points with four games still to play.
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Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund booked their place in next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Mainz.
Goals from Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski set the Germans up perfectly for their clash with Madrid on Wednesday.
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