Madrid Press: Los Blancos blow title hope

Madrid Press: Los Blancos blow title hope


Real Madrid blew any chance they had of winning the title last night when they conceded the 85th minute equaliser against Valladolid.

And the Madrid press this morning, as well as confirming the title hopes are dead in the water, also talk about the prospect of Barcelona winning the league thanks to Madrid’s slip up. In a rather complicated situation, two points for Atletico could be enough, but three still may not win them the title either. If they beat Malaga and Barcelona beat Elche at the weekend, Barcelona will go into the final day knowing a win over Los Rojiblancos at the Nou Camp would hand them the title.

For Madrid to win the league now, they need Atletico to take no more than one point from their remaining two games, and for Barcelona to take no more than four points.

Madridista will be concerned about the state of Ronaldo’s health after the Portuguese came off holding his hamstring after just nine minutes. It was just a precaution though, and his participation in the Champions League final in two weeks time is not thought to be in danger.

Sergio Ramos continued his amazing goalscoring streak last night too. His free kick was his fifth goal in the last 10 days for Madrid. He netted against Valencia and Osasuna in the league and against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The 28-year-old, who became a father this week too, was playing in his 400th match for the club.