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Summary

  1. Atletico move a point ahead of Real Madrid
  2. Villarreal fourth six points behind Real
  3. Roma 5-0 Palermo

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan and Pete Oliver

All times stated are UK

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Until next time

That's it for tonight. So what did we learn? If you want goals head to Italy, although Edin Dzeko's miss might be doing the rounds tomorrow. 

Oh and Barca have had a very good weekend.

Good night. 

FULL-TIME

Roma 5-0 Palermo

Roma's biggest win of the season and they're up to fourth in the table.

Just two points behind Fiorentina, a Champions League place could yet be on the cards.

Serie A certainly came to our rescue tonight.

GOAL - Roma 5-0 Palermo

Edin Dzeko

A good night for Roma and Dzeko has the perfect finale as the striker heads powerfully home from a Perotti cross. Impressive stuff as Roma chase a Champions League spot.

FULL-TIME

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

So after that, Atletico Madrid nudge ahead of Real Madrid into second and they trail Barcelona by eight points now. 

A draw for the Madrid sides and a win for Barcelona this weekend only confirms what many people are already thinking: The title is heading to Catalonia. 

FULL-TIME

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Diego Simeone
AFP

All over, neither side deserved more than a point for that. Tame. 

Strootman is back

Roma 4-0 Palermo

A big moment as Kevin Strootman comes on for Roma.

The Dutch international midfielder has been out since January last year with a knee injury.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Down the other end and it's an opportunity for Villarreal, but Stefan Savic is the man who makes a crucial tackle this time. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Ooh here's a chance for Atletico, the onrushing Luciano Vietto is put through on goal, it's a tight angle but as he shapes to shoot Eric Bailly makes a game-saving tackle at the near post. No corner given for some reason. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Alphonse Areola
Reuters

The corner goes straight into the Keeper's hands from Koke's delivery. I'll say one thing, having watched Malaga versus Real Madrid earlier and this game, all four keepers have been very decent. Three minutes of stoppage time. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

I say that, but I bet you either of these sides will be more than capable of beating a Premier League team should they need to in their respective European competitions. Atletico win a corner. All up? No. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

If ever a game had a goalless draw written all over it, it's this one. Even worse than the Arsenal-Hull FA Cup tie. At least that had some genuine attempts on goal. I can't remember many in this game which have tested the keeper. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Fernando Torres
AFP

We have a shot on goal. Fernando Torres, who is attempting to score for three games in succession, turns sharply and fires towards goal but it's easily saved. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Cedric Bakambu
EPA

Another attack, another let down as the attackers near the box. This time it;s Olive Torres who misplaces his pass. I'd be very surprised if we get a goal now. 

Both teams have an eye on their European excursions next week. 

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Last change for both teams as Atletico's Matias Kranevitter replaces Saul Niguez. Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu goes off for Leo Baptistao.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Atletico building possession now as Koke delivers from the right. Fernando Torres is in there but he fails to find the touch which would have taken it into the goal. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Diego Simeone
AFP

If Ath.Madrid don't win tonight then its Barcas title to lose. And that's a one horse race league. BORING BORING #bbceurofooty

GOAL

Roma 4-0 Palermo - 62 mins Mo Salah

Mohamed Salah celebrates
AP

Another canny finish from the Egyptian international, who now has 10 goals for the season.

It looked as though he had wasted the chance when over-running the ball but from an acute angle he still managed to curl a deft shot into the empty net.

YELLOW CARD

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

The home faithful find their voices, attempting to raise their team. Good chance for Atletico to deliver a cross but Oliver Torres gives it away after being too clever. Villarreal get it down the other end quickly before Denis Suarez has a shot blocked. Good defending, which is the story of this game. Eric Bailly gets a yellow card now.

Three and easy

Roma 3-0 Palermo

A nice finish from Salah, slotted home on the angle with his left foot after a neat lay-off from Dzeko.

This could be any score.

GOAL Roma 3-0 Palermo

Mo Salah

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Atletico's Filipe Luis is now booked after blocking Antonio Rukavina. You might be able to tell why I'm giving you subs and bookings: There's nowt much happening in the game. Technically, it is very good, but I wouldn't want to watch this every week. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Decent chance for a counter attack here for Villarreal. For one of the first times, the visitors commit men forward, and Denis Suarez drills a low cross in from the left but Jan Oblak dives out to claim it at the near post ahead of Cedric Bakambu. 

Roma 2-0 Palermo

Seydou Keita
AP

That might be enough for Roma.

Captain Keita stabbed the ball home from a corner and already this looks beyond Palermo.

It was the veteran midfielder's first goal since last March.

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

And yet another change. Atletico's Luciano Vietto is on for Angel Correa. Home skipper Gabi is booked and then goes in for a 50-50 with Victor Ruiz, goes down in a heap and is then up quick as you like to complain to the referee. Sportsmanship, meh!

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Saul Niguez, who has been energetic in the Atletico midfield, lifts the ball to the back post for Fernando Torres but Villarreal keeper Alphonse Areola leaps up to claim the ball confidently. Torres has only had scraps to work off tonight. 

GOAL Roma 2-0 Palermo

Seydou Keita

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Looks like another change for Villarreal. Denis Suarez, formerly of Manchester City and Barcelona, is on for Samu Castillejo. The game has gone into a bit of a lull. 

YELLOW CARD

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

And in amongst all that Villarreal's Samu Castillejo was cautioned for a foul after Atletico attempted a quick breakaway. That's the first yellow card of the game. 

Nearly double trouble for Palermo

Roma 1-0 Palermo

Maicon
AFP

An early chance for Maicon on the volley. Not easy for Roma's Brazilian defender but he wasn't far away with an effort that flew just over the bar.

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Both coaches look for a change in tactics as they make respective substitutions. For Atletico it's Oliver Torres on for Antoine Griezmann. And for Villarreal it's Adrian Lopez on for Roberto Soldado. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Another half-chance for the visitors. Cedric Bakambu has some space to shoot on the run but he can't control his shot as it flies over. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Ooh this is a chance for Villarreal as the ball is clipped to the back post where Mario Gaspar is lurking and his cross along the six-yard line is cleared in panic by the hosts. 

KICK-OFF

Roma 1-0 Palermo

And here we go again in Rome. 

Palermo need to do more to avoid a fifth game without a win.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Fernando Torres
EPA

Another decent cross from Juanfran but Villarreal's defenders are very good at the little nudges in the box which put the attackers off without committing a foul.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

I've lost count of the number of crosses that have landed in the centre of the Villarreal box with no Atletico player in touching distance. Shortly after a corner which fits that narrative, Angel Correa chips an effort towards goal which Alphonse Areola tips over. He's played well tonight. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

This game for Villarreal is sandwiched between two Europa League ties against Napoli where Marcelino's team are 1-0 up after the first leg. After making several changes to the team tonight, it seems like the visitors are saving themselves. 

A different attitude to the Europa League in Spain compared to England, it seems. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Patient build-up from Atletico before Diego Godin loses patience and knocks it forward more directly. Antoine Griezmann picks up the loose ball and feed Koke, but his cross is over-hit. 

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Villarreal start the second half at a decent clip but as per the first half, the build-up is good yet the final ball is lacking. 

HALF-TIME

Roma 1-0 Palermo

Edin Dzeko
AP

There's no doubt who's been the central figure in the first 45 minutes in Rome.

Dzeko's miss might have haunted him for months - especially with Totti watching from the stands.

But within two minutes he had made amends with the goal that has given Roma a well deserved and comfortable lead.

It would definitely be game over if a free-kick from Miralem Pjanic a minute before the break had gone in rather than hitting a post.

KICK-OFF

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal

Atletico get the second half under way.