Real Madrid lost all hopes of winning La Liga as they drew against Valencia thanks to a superb performance from goalkeeper Diego Alves, who saved his team from defeat.
The visitors took a 0-2 lead in the first half thanks to goals from Paco Alcacer and Javi Fuego. Carlo Ancelotti men came back after the break with goals from Pepe and Isco, but they were unable to score a third.
Los Blancos dominated the first stages of the game and could have taken the lead in two very clear chances. Gareth Bale hit the crossbar in a superb corner kick and five minutes later Ronaldo’s header also hit the woodwork.
However, Valencia made it 0-1 in their first good chance as Alcacer poked home from close range following a super cross from Los Merengues target Jose Luis Gaya.
The goal was a big blow for Madrid and things turned even worse when Toni Kroos had to leave the field injured. Asier Illarramendi replaced the Germany international.
One minute later, Valencia doubled their lead as Fuego flicked a header into the bottom corner following a super delivery from former Los Blancos manager Daniel Parejo.
Real hit the woodwork again when Chicharito Hernandez combined with Bale and dragged an effort against the post.
Real missed an even bigger chance to shorten Valencia’s lead as they were conceded a penalty and Ronaldo was denied by Diego Alves.
Pepe made it 1-2 at the start of the second half. The Portuguese defender rose high in a corner kick and powered a header past Alves.
Real kept forcing the issue and Alves kept saving his team. Yet, Isco levelled with six minutes to go, giving the hosts some hopes of victory. The Spaniard fired a stunning shot into the top corner.
However, Real were unable to score a third and Barcelona started celebrating as they see themselves as La Liga champions.
A draw against Valencia tonight should not serve as discouragement to our boys; rather, a fresh stimulus for a vigorous play in the Champion’s League. You performed excellently and I’m proud of you… love you all especially Christiano Ronaldo. Hala Madrid.
Why don’t we use Navas in the goalkeeping instead of Cassillas
The team played, and we had chances to win the game but it wasn’t our day so wait for the two remaining games and the champions League we still have a lot to play for. Hala madrid!
The team played well, and we had chances to win the game but it wasn’t our day so wait for the two remaining games and the champions League we still have a lot to play for. Hala madrid!