Nacho Fernandez’s second-half goal ensured Real Madrid still have a chance of retaining their LaLiga title on the final day of the season as they beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0, but Atletico Madrid remain in the driving seat.
Madrid briefly looked to be going into their last match of 2020-21 at the top of the table after Nacho fortuitously put them in front while Atletico trailed, but Diego Simeone’s men enjoyed a late turnaround against Osasuna to stay two points clear.
The result means they will go into the final matches next weekend needing a big favour from former club legend Ronaldo Nazario.
The Valladolid club Ronaldo owns and is president of are fighting for their lives down at the bottom of the table and they play home to Atletico Madrid on the last day.
If Valladolid can prevent Atletico Madrid from winning and Real Madrid beat Villarreal then Zinedine Zidane’s team will be champions.
In other LaLiga matches, Santi Mina scored twice as Barcelona’s slim hopes of winning this season’s LaLiga title ended after a 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo at Camp Nou.
The Blaugrana entered the penultimate matchday of the season in third, four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and two shy of second-placed Real Madrid.
Also, Luis Suarez scored an 88th-minute winner to earn Atletico Madrid a dramatic 2-1 comeback win over Osasuna that keeps their LaLiga title hopes in their own hands heading into the final matchday.