Madrid Press: La Liga race takes another twist

Madrid Press: La Liga race takes another twist


Real Madrid failed to take full advantage of Atletico de Madrid’s slip up yesterday, and the papers are focusing on how eventful the title race is still.

The 2-2 draw with Valencia means Los Blancos are five points behind with a game in hand, and need Atletico to lose one of their final two games, while Madrid must win their remaining three to win the league.

It was an opportunity lost, and the players knew it. Marcelo said the team must carry on fighting for the title and won’t give up until it is officially over.

And Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side paid the price for playing such a high intensity semi final in the Champions League on Tuesday evening in Germany.

There were some positives to take however. Ronaldo’s spectacular equaliser in stoppage time was one of the goals of the season. It was also his 50th for the club this campaign, meaning he has scored 50 or more for the last four consecutive seasons. His goal moved him one ahead of Luis Suarez in the race for the European Golden Boot, and he now stands on 31 goals in La Liga – three ahead of Leo Messi and four ahead of Diego Costa.