Dutch Eredivisie

Real Madrid held against Getafe, loses ground to Atletico

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid was held to a 0-0 draw by Getafe in the Spanish league on Thursday, putting it in danger of finishing outside of the top two in consecutive seasons for the first time in 45 years.

The draw dropped Zinedine Zidane's team six points behind second-place Atletico Madrid, which defeated Valencia 3-2 on Wednesday to keep alive its slim hopes of catching Barcelona at the top.

Barcelona can clinch its second consecutive title - and eighth in 11 seasons - with a home win at relegation-threatened Levante on Saturday.