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