La Liga: Luis Suarez ensures Atletico moves closer to La Liga title; beats Osasuna 2-1

Ante Budimir’s header had put Osasuna on course for a shock win when they saw Real Madrid ahead for a while.

Simeone’s side now travel to Real Valladolid in their final game; the one that decides their fate.

La Liga: Luis Suarez was the one who scored a goal for Atletico Madrid who were fighting to defeat Osasuna and are on the horizon of winning their first La Liga title in seven years. Diego Simeone’s side now travel to Real Valladolid in their final game; the one that decides their fate.

Ante Budimir’s header had put Osasuna on course for a shock win when they saw Real Madrid ahead for a while. But Renan Lodi levelled the playing field before Suarez steered in Yannick Carrasco’s cross.

Both Atletico goals were scored in the final 10 minutes. It was a shocker as they were about to lose their chance to their city rivals. Real, who were leading and went on to win at Athletic Bilbao, was in pole position for the title with two minutes remaining.

Simeone’s side had led the table since November and at one stage had a 10-point lead at the top. They dominated throughout but initially failed to take advantage of the ample chances, with the coach asking them to move ahead.

title race heading to final day

Suarez hit the post and flashed a drive wide as the hosts peppered the Osasuna goal with 16 shots during the first half.

And Stefan Savic then had a second-half goal disallowed after a VAR review correctly found he was offside when volleying in from close range.

Budimir’s header, which was also awarded after a review, came after a superb run and cross from Ruben Garcia but was one of just two efforts on target for the visitors.

On the other hand, Santi Mina shattered Barcelona’s hopes of winning the La Liga title. Santi Mina  Celta Vigo pushed Messi and co to a 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi did enough to keep Barca just two points away from Atletico Madrid for a short while. Atletico Madrid defeated Osasuna 2-1. However, Santi’s brace created a gap that was just a little too tough for Ronald Koeman’s men. 

Furthermore, Real Madrid’s triumph at Athletic Bilbao ensures they are the only challengers to Atletico. Barca is yet to play the fourth-placed Sevilla, who are two points behind.

La Liga Points Table

PosClubPWDLGDPts
1Real Madrid3724943881
2Atletico3724944081
3Barcelona3723774676
4Sevilla3723591974
5Real Sociedad371611102059
6Betis37161011-158
7Villarreal37151391758
8Celta Vigo37141112-153
9Bilbao37111313646
10Osasuna37111214-945
11Granada3713618-1845
12Cadiz37111016-2243
13Valencia37101215-342
14Levante3791315-1140
15Alaves3791117-2038
16Getafe3791018-1537
17Huesca3771218-1933
18Elche3771218-2333
19Valladolid3751616-2231
20Eibar3761219-2230



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