Barcelona have gone back to the top of the table after a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal of the match in 71st minutes to give the Catalans the victory that rekindled their hope. It was his first goal this season, and his 50th La liga goal.
Barcelona were previously tied on points with Madrid before the match, with Madrid being on top with goal difference.
The victory means Barcelona now crawl to the top with 7 more matches left.
Barca may not win the title even if they win all their remaining matches left. They will need Madrid to drop at least one point for their victory to be secured.