Had Real Madrid won at Celta Vigo yesterday they would be in with a great opportunity to win the league give that Atletico de Madrid and Barcelona both dropped points in their respective games.
But Los Blancos continued their poor run of form in La Liga since the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. The 2-0 loss at Balaidos comes on the back of the 1-1 draw with Valladolid and a 2-2 draw with Valencia – three games that killed any chance they had of winning the league.
While the focus in both Marca and AS is on the showdown between Barcelona and Atletico next Saturday evening, there is also plenty of coverage of the Madrid game, and criticism for how meekly they surrendered to Luis Enrique’s team. Despite having a number of first teamers out injury, Los Blancos had enough in them to beat a team with nothing to play for having secured their top flight status for next season already.
In their interviews afterwards, Carlo Ancleotti, Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Arbeloa all admitted they threw away the game with silly defensive errors. The positive is there is a Champions League final to come – and the team need to get ready for that now.