Real Madrid keep up the pressure on Barca with comeback win at Almeria; Silva lifts Valencia past Bilbao

Almeria 1 – Real Madrid 2 (La Liga, April 15, 2010) Albert Crusat slid Almeria in front following a slick move from the home side in the 14th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised with a fantastic run through the heart of the Almeria defence just before the half hour. Rafael van der Vaart was the match winner with a left footed effort on 69.

Valencia 2 – Athletic Bilbao 0 (La Liga, April 15, 2010) David Silva claimed both goals, the first from close range in the first half and the second after some neat footwork and a powerful left-footed finish.