Atletico pulls even with Barca at top of Liga, Madrid loses

By Associated Press JOSEPH WILSON ,

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Real Madrid's Karim Benzema of France celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao during their Spanish La Liga soccer match, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, northern Spain. Karim Benzema has been i

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Real Madrid's Karim Benzema of France celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao during their Spanish La Liga soccer match, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, northern Spain. Karim Benzema has been i (Photo: Alvaro Barrientos)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal to fall five points behind the Spanish league's two frontrunners on Sunday, after Atletico Madrid pulled level with leader Barcelona by fighting back to win 2-1 against Athletic Bilbao.

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