Madrid: After Barcelona took the top spot from the real madrid early in the day, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot.
Earlier,Barcelona defeated Atletico madrid 2-1 and took the top spot of the La Liga. Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.
Real lead Barca by a point, but also have a game in hand on their title rivals.
Bale was recalled to the starting line-up for the first time in three months after a long-term injury layoff and Real’s shock 2-1 defeat to Valencia in midweek.
Ronaldo and Bale struck one goal each to get the equalizer but the winning goal came from the Alvaro Morata’s powerful header from Marcelo’s cross squeeze under his body.