The pressure was on Ancelotti’s men after Barcelona had mauled Getafe 6-0 on Tuesday.
It was the first time Getafe, who are 13th, have conceded five goals in the first half of a La Liga match.
It was a high-scoring thriller but Madrid managed to hang on to their lead till the referee’s whistle.
Lionel Messi scores his 400th goal for Barcelona in hard-fought win over Valencia.
Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Eibar earlier in the day means the European champions now trail Barca by just two points.
Suarez netted two goals after Messi opened the scoring to guide Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria.
Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes in the first half and added two headers after the break.
Rodriguez, sustained the injury in the league game against Sevilla in early February.
Suarez broke free from Madrid’s defense to restore Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute.
Bale struck a brace to end his drought and Real Madrid’s winless run with a 2-0 victory over Levante.
Lionel Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring charts as Barcelona won 2-0 at Eibar to stay top.
Lionel Messi scored a record-setting hat trick to help Barcelona rout Rayo Vallecano 6-1.
Spanish league leaders Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, stumbling for a second straight week.
Barcelona beat Villarreal 6-2 on aggregate while Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 on aggregate.
Real Madrid stumbled to a costly 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home on Sunday to tighten the La Liga title race.
Barcelona’s 3-1 win was overshadowed by Alberto Bueno netting four goals in Rayo Vallecano’s victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday.
Barcelona could have moved to the top of league table but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Lionel Messi kept up his scoring streak by netting a hat trick as Barcelona swept aside Levante 5-0.
Real Madrid needed goals from Isoand Karim Benzema to beat a determined Deportivo La Coruna outfit.
Ronaldo was criticised for throwing a birthday party on Saturday after Madrid’s drubbing at Atletico.
Barcelona won 5-2 at Athletic Bilbao and reduced Real Madrid’s lead of the Spanish league to one point.
Ancelotti described the 4-0 defeat at derby rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday as his worst at the club.
Atleti thrash table toppers and most expensive team in world Real 4-0 to eat into lead.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns after two-game ban to help an otherwise injury stricken Real Madrid.
James Rodriguez headed the opener before going off injured in Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla.
Gareth Bale put in a good performance but was still subjected to whistling from a section of the Bernabeu crowd.
Benzema scored twice in the second half as Madrid beat Sociedad 4-1 to go four points clear on Saturday.
Ronaldo was suspended for two games on Wednesday for lashing out with a kick and punch against Cordoba.
Real Madrid lead the standings with 48 points, one more than Barcelona and four clear of champions Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo was unable to make an impact against Cordoba and he lashed out with his hand against Jose Crespo.
In an action-packed evening at La Liga, Ronaldo was sent off while Messi scored in Barca’s 6-0 rout of Elche.
Barcelona seized control of their King’s Cup quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid with 1-0 first leg win.
Ronaldo brace and Messi hat-trick keep La Liga contenders Real Madrid and Barcelona 1-2.
Real Madrid moved four points clear at the top of La Liga before Messi’s hat-tricf pulled Barca back within 1 point.
The president spoke after Messi said at Ballon d’Or gala “I am not sure where I will be next year.”