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|MADRID， Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Classico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid was the main course of Matchday 22 in La Liga: a weekend when Athletic Club Bilbao were the only side in the top 10 to win.
The Classico provided plenty of tension， but was lacking the quality expected from arguably the best two club sides in the world.
Real Madrid had the better of a first half in which Cristiano Ronaldo missed two good chances， before Barcelona improved after the break and took the lead with a Luis Suarez header. The Catalans were in charge in the second half， but after Leo Messi and Neymar missed chances to seal the win， Sergio Ramos equalized with a 90th minute header.
That result means Sevilla would have moved second had they won away to bottom of the table Granada， but Jorge Sampaoli's side chose the wrong moment to have an off day against a rival who had not won all season.
Jerome Boga was a constant threat for the Granada and set up Andres Pereira for their opening goal before Lomban doubled the lead from a second half corner， with Sevilla's only goal coming from the penalty spot in the last kick of the game.
Atletico Madrid also had a chance to close the gap at the top， but failed to break down an Espanyol that has now not conceded a goal in 496 minutes of league football.
Villarreal also failed to close the gap at the top as they were held to a 0-0 draw in a dull game away to Leganes with new home keeper Iago Hererin producing two fine saves to keep the scores level.
Athletic Bilbao got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home to local rivals， Eibar. Missing strikers Aritz Aduriz and Raul Garcia， goals from Benat Etxeberria， Inaki Williams and Iker Munian settled a tense gave where Sergi Enrique's goal kept Eibar in with a chance right until the end.
Betis and Celta shared six goals and an exciting 90 minutes played during a heavy rainstorm which only served to add to the emotion.
Iago Aspas scored twice for Celta and has nine goals this season， while Ruben Castro， Antonio Sanabria and Pezzella scored for Betis and Roncaglia netted the sixth goal of the game.
Alaves and Las Palmas shared the spoils in Vitoria with Marco Livaja's 57th minute goal cancelling out Alexis' fourth minute opener for the home side.
Osasuna end the week bottom of the table as a result of their 3-1 defeat to Sporting Gijon: Carlos Carmona scored two gaols and Douglas one for Sporting， who climb out of the relegation zone after their first win in 11 games. Osasuna meanwhile have four defeats in four games and have scored just one goal since Joaquin Caparros replaced Quique Martin as first team coach.
Finally Valencia are still struggling for points following a 2-2 draw at home to Malaga， who saw how two Pablo Fornals goals， the last in injury time， cancelled out strikes from Rodrigo and Alvaro Medran.
The Netherlands' Royal FrieslandCampina hopes to revolutionize China's dairy production industry as it seeks to significantly upgrade its presence in China through a joint venture with dairy company Huishan. [Cecily Liu China Daily]
Royal FrieslandCampina bets big on 'grass to glass' approach in China
The biggest dairy company in the Netherlands says it hopes to revolutionize China's dairy production industry with its "grass to glass" approach.
"The Chinese market is very important to us ," says Chief Executive Officer of Royal FrieslandCampina, Cees't Hart. "We are aiming for $1.26 billion of sales in China."
The company is well established and is now taking a different approach to the market through a joint venture, Hart says.
The 135-year-old company has grown through mergers and acquisitions , and its present incarnation is the result of a merger of Royal Friesland Foods and Campina in December 2008.
It had revenue of 11.4 billion euros ($14.25 billion) last year.
FrieslandCampina, which has marketed its products in China since 1992, strengthened its presence in the country in 2008 through a Shanghai subsidiary. It now wants to significantly upgrade its presence through a joint venture with the Chinese dairy company Huishan.
Discussions began this year , and it is expected that the new joint venture would produce, market and sell high-quality infant milk formula in China, and that the partners would operate an infant milk formula supply chain.
In addition , both companies would continue to run their existing infant milk formula businesses separately.
Under such a partnership, Huishan would provide high-quality raw milk from its dairy farms in China to the joint venture and the joint venture would produce and market infant milk formula.
Huishan, with headquarters in Liaoning province , has about 30,000 hectares of farmland for alfalfa and other feed crops, and operates more than 50 dairy farms housing China's largest Jersey cow herd and second-largest Holstein cow herd.
China's dairy product sector is rapidly growing. The industry and market research consultant Frost & Sullivan says that retail sales of liquid milk in China rose from 87 billion yuan ($14 billion) in 2008 to 144.8 billion yuan last year , with a compound annual rate of 10.7 percent
Sales of dairy products are expected to climb to $46.5 billion by 2016, up 66 percent from 2011, the market research firm Euromonitor International says.
However , one challenge facing the industry in China is a lack of consumer confidence in product safety. In 2008, six Chinese infants died and tens of thousands were hospitalized after drinking domestically produced milk powder contaminated by melamine.
FrieslandCampina hopes to introduce techniques that monitor the quality of milk at every stage of production, an approach known as "from grass to glass".
The internal system that monitors and checks the quality of milk throughout the entire production chain at FrieslandCampin.