La Liga: Nacho's goal keeps Real Madrid in the race for the title

Nacho slotted in from Casemiro’s pass after 68 minutes and the goal was counted after the video assistant referee checked for offside against Karim Benzema

Real Madrid made sure they played well enough for them to make it to the finals day. Nacho’s second-half goal earned them a narrow victory against Athletic Bilbao. The defending champions Real are currently two points behind Atletico Madrid with one game remaining.

Nacho slotted in from Casemiro’s pass after 68 minutes and the goal was counted after the video assistant referee checked for offside against Karim Benzema in the build-up. Real’s next match will be against Villarreal next weekend.  It was not until the 28th minute that Los Blancos threatened and a penalty was awarded as Alvaro Odriozola’s cross struck the arm of Jon Morcillo.

In a game of few clear chances, Raul Garcia also received a late red card after a foul and Real chased the win they needed. With two minutes remaining in the match against Osasuna, Atletico were stationed at 1-1 and Real were ahead on their head-to-head record. However, Luis Suarez scored a late winner to ensure the title did not go to the rivals. Zinedine Zidane’s side must now hope Atletico slip up against Real Valladolid in their final match next Sunday.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is  out of La Liga title race after 2-1 defeat against Celta Vigo. 

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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