After a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid is hoping a last ditch effort versus Villareal next weekend will help them win La Liga. However, in order to win La Liga, Los Blancos will not only need to win their final match versus Villareal but also hope that 19th placed Valladolid take some points from leaders and cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid.
In a wild weekend, Real Madrid had the La Liga title in their sights when a Casemiro cross ricocheted off of Nacho’s legs an into the net for a 1-0 lead. Meanwhile in Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Osasuna had gone up 1-0 against league leaders Atlético and for a few minutes it seemed to many Real Madrid fans that the title race was swinging in their directions.
However, the happiness was short lived as Atlético mounted a comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game to end the match 2-1.
With Barcelona’s loss to Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou, the title race is now solely between the two Madrid clubs. Atlético will face Valladolid away, while Real Madrid will welcome Villareal to the Alfredo Di Stefano. Real Madrid need a victory and a Valladolid win or draw versus Atlético to walk away with the La Liga title.
“Hope is the last thing that dies”, and many Madridistas are hoping to life the title next Sunday.