Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said the La Liga race will go down to the very last day of the season.
Los Blancos missed the opportunity to move four points clear of rivals Barcelona after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal on Sunday night. Cristiano Ronaldo gave the hosts the lead via a penalty, his 30th goal in the league. But Real were pegged back just after the hour mark when Gerard Moreno fired past Iker Casillas.
After the match, Ancelotti said the players were disappointed but added they would work hard to keep hold of any advantage in the league, no matter how small.
“The team is improving. We’ve dropped two points, but La Liga will be decided in the final match. We have to focus on the two-point lead we’ve got, which isn’t much, but is a lead we must make the most of. Now we have to carry on and in the next game, which will be difficult, try to produce a good reaction,” he stated.
Speaking about the game itself he said Real regretted missing so many chances.
“After this draw we’re not satisfied, obviously, because it’s the first time we’ve drawn. It wasn’t impotence, because we created a lot of openings; we were unlucky, but we played a good second half.”