Real Madrid has been held to a draw by relegation-threatened Cadiz in the Spanish La Liga title race. Real drew 0-0 with Cadiz at home on Sunday night. Corona played without six Real players due to infection. Luka Modric, Rodrigo, Marca Asensio, Marcelo, Andrei Lunin and Gareth Bale were absent from the game against Cadiz.
Real had put pressure on Cadiz throughout the game, hitting three dozen posts. Real, who had 82% ball possession, could not score. Cadiz, who played defensively, succeeded in his strategy. Cadiz defender Carlos Acapo was named Man of the Match. With the draw, Real has scored 43 points from 18 games. Sevilla is in second place with 37 points. Sevilla has played one game less. Cadiz, who stopped Real, is in 19th place with 14 points.
In another match on Sunday night, Athletic Bilbao stunned third-placed Real Betis 3-2. With the win, Bilbao has scored 24 points from 18 games. Betis has 33 points. In the other match, Granada beat Mallorca 4-1, and Getafe beat Osasuna 1-0 to collect three points.