Real´s 3-2 home win over Villarreal, combined with second-placed Barca´s 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao, means the league leaders now boast a nine-point advantage over the Catalan club at the top of the standings.
But Rijkaard is not about to throw the towel in just yet and said: "We cannot say that we are going to relinquish anything. We have to look at ourselves and concentrate on our work. We have to continue working and fighting hard,"
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