Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits he's surprised to now be so close to leaders Real Madrid.

Barcelona, after their victory at Real Zaragoza, are now three points behind Real Madrid.

Cesc said: "It was a very hard-fought match. Despite it all, it's a shame to play on a pitch like this, on such a dry field where the ball is so painfully slow.

"We had a lot of chances that we weren't able to capitalise on.

"We weren't expecting to be three points behind Real Madrid at this point in the competition, but there's a lot of Liga still left to be played. They're still favourites to win it."