Real miss opportunity

Barcelona maintained their two-point lead in the Spanish League against the odds after both Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna were held to goalless home draws last night.

Barcelona drew 3-3 with Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Last night, Real's performance against Logrones drew whistles from fans who had hoped for a goal avalanche against a team who had lost 8-0 and 6-0 in their last two away games.

Real's chairman, Lorenzo Sanz, said he would talk to coach Fabio Capello about tactics. "It was bad. I will tell Capello [the former Milan coach] that the Spanish League is different from the Italian, and that the fans want something more than just results," Sanz said after seeing Real's second consecutive goalless draw at home.

Real stay second on goal difference from Deportivo, who were held at home by Tenerife.