Real Madrid proved too strong for Barcelona and the rest of last season's La Liga competition

Eventually finishing 13 points clear of the Catalan giants at the top

but it looks like this season's title battle is drawing near.

Carlo Ancelotti's side have won seven this season and drawn

one of their eight league games to collect 22 points, but the total is not enough to top

the table, an indication of the level needed to reach the top in 2022-23.

The only point Real Madrid lost came at home to Osasuna on 2 October and last weekend