Real Madrid No2 Aitor Karanka insists no-one at the club has "thrown in the towel" over the Liga race.

Real thumped Valencia on the weekend as Barcelona were beaten by Real Sociedad.

"This club will never throw in the towel whilst there are points up for a grabs and there is still the possibility of winning. We have to win, not just to try to win the league but to pull away from the teams below us and for us to see our improvement," said Karanka.