A stylish Barcelona sent a message to Real Madrid that they are ready to fight to keep their La Liga title after cruising to a 4-0 win over Zaragoza. Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi, Carlos Puyol and David Villa were on target.
Real responded with a 3-2 win over Valencia to preserve their three-point cushion. Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Jose Mourinho's team. Roberto Soldado's brace for Valencia ensured a frantic finish .