Totally crazy afternoon in La Liga, where Atlético tore off to keep their first place. Beaten by Celta Vigo, Barça surrenders.
As in France, the title race continues to be in full swing in Spain. A three-way match between Atlético Madrid, leader, pursued by Real and Barça, who wanted to continue to believe in it. Mistreated by Osasuna, Atlético had an emotional afternoon by turning things around in the last ten minutes to keep two points ahead of Real. Barcelona are out of the race.
The Colchoneros received Osasuna and struggled for a long time to make a difference. The fault in particular with the lack of success of Luis Suarez vis-a-vis the goal, the Uruguayan finding in particular the post. And when Savic and then Carrasco found the loophole, it was in an offside position. Until the punishment signed Budimir with the head, before the saving equalizer of Renan Lodi. But everything is written this season for the Matelassiers, saved by a new goal from Luis Suarez (2-1). The title will be played in Valladolid in a week.
At the same time, Real Madrid were grappling with Athletic Bilbao in San Mames. A perilous journey negotiated to perfection by the proteges of Zinédine Zidane, long held in check but who were able to find the fault, unlike their competitors. A goal full of success scored by Nacho, happy to recover the ball at the far post following a corner, perhaps gives the title holders a double (0-1).
The third thief, Barcelona, for his part, relied on Lionel Messi to take the lead against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou. But Pique’s passivity took a toll on the visitors’ first foray, and Mina tied the two teams before the break. Despite several situations, the Blaugrana could not do better than a draw, and even see Clément Lenglet collect a red and Mina register a double to offer a prestigious victory to Vigo (1-2). There will be no title for the Blaugrana.
No change in the race for Europe
Behind the top quartet, completed by Seville, three teams are fighting for the rest of the European folding seats. And unlike the leading teams, they all won this afternoon.
Real Sociedad walked around a totally overwhelmed Valladolid. A double from Isak, a magnificent goal from David Silva and a penalty from Januzaj allowed the Basques to remain fifth (4-1). Behind, a hat-trick from Bacca and a goal from Gérard Moreno offered a precious success to Villarreal d’Emery against Sevilla despite the good start to the match of the Andalusians (4-0), and the Bétis overcame Huesca thanks to a rather generous penalty transformed by Iglesias shortly before the hour mark (1-0).
Eibar and Valladolid close to relegation
If the suspense is total at the top, it is also at the bottom in a crazy end of the season. Eibar fell heavily in Valencia (4-1), while Valladolid therefore sank in San Sebastian against Sociedad.
Bad operation also for Huesca, beaten in Seville against Betis. On the other hand, Elche managed to reverse a badly embarked situation in a few minutes to bring back three points of his trip to Cadiz (1-3).
In the other matches of the day, devoid of any real stake, Alavès got the better of Granada (4-2) while Getafe dominated Levante (2-1).