Back to normal in Spain: Top 3 teams fighting for the lead

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October 31, 2015
@Normal:Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres (left) vies for the ball with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during a Spanish La Liga football match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on October 4. The game ended 1-1.

MADRID, AP:

There is a sense of normalcy again in Spain as the country's top three teams enter the weekend fighting for the Spanish league lead.

Some smaller teams had been hanging around the top of the standings in the first few rounds, but now it's back to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid up front.

The 10th round begins with Madrid and Barcelona tied with 21 points, two more than third-place Atletico. Celta Vigo and Villarreal, which had been among the leaders recently, are fourth and fifth, respectively.

Atletico Madrid plays at Deportivo La Coruna on Thursday night, Real Madrid hosts Las Palmas today and Barcelona plays at Getafe.

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