Football: Real held, Atletico beaten, new racism row hits La Liga
Published on May 5, 2014 5:48 AM
MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid’s La Liga title hopes suffered a huge blow as they could only manage a 2-2 draw at home by Valencia on Sunday.
Earlier, leaders Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 defeat away Levante, in a game overshadowed by fresh claims of racism at a Spanish game, appeared to have given Real new life in their bid for a historic treble.
However, despite a stunning back-heeled injury time equaliser from Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a point, Atletico now just need four points from their last two games to win La Liga for the first time in 18 years.
“It makes things more difficult, but I have always said this league will be decided in the last game,” said Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.
“It has been a difficult weekend for the three in front and the title race is more open than ever.”
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