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Ronaldo versus Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain

MADRID (AP) Regardless of who wins the Spanish league, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be battling to the end.

Real Madrid doesn't have much chance of keeping Barcelona from winning the league, but Ronaldo is making a strong run to snag the scoring title from Messi with nine matches remaining.

Ronaldo added another four goals as Madrid beat Girona 6-3 on Sunday, giving him 22 for the season. That is only three behind Messi, who scored his 25th as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0.