After the 36th round of the Spanish league, Real Madrid players are again in second place in the ranking. They beat Ryao Vallecano 2-1 on their own, while third-placed city rivals Atletico drew 3-3 at Espanyol without the help of injured Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
He brought victory to Real Rodrygowho scored in the 89th minute and celebrated the goal with a raised fist in support of his teammate to Vinicius Junior. The latter has been at the fore in recent days due to racist insults directed at him during Sunday’s game in Valencia. This time Vinicius did not play due to knee problems.
“He’s fine, all the support he’s received in the last few days is good for him,” the Real coach said of Vinicius’s handling of racist incidents Carlo Ancelotti and pointed out that they are all close to “Vini” and that such things affect them all.
Real took the lead in the first half Karim Benzema, Raul de Tomas but he equalized in the 84th minute. Now Real has 74 points or one more than Atletico, who were already leading 3-0 on goals late in the match Saul, Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmannbut the Catalans answered within 15 minutes with goals Cesare Montes, Joseluja and Vinicius Souza.
Villarreal kept a slim chance of breaking into fourth place and into the Champions League after beating Caidz 2-0, but they trail Real Sociedad by five points with two rounds to go.
In another middle game, Betis lost at home against Getafe with 0:1, with which the latter is at least temporarily 16. But it has 38 points, as many as 17th Cadiz and 18th Valladolid, which promises a fierce fight for survival, in which with With 35 points, it looks bad for 19th Espanyol, while Elche, who played 1-1 with Sevilla, has already been written off and will play in the second division next season. The 18th, 19th and 20th places lead to a lower rank of the competition.
Already on Tuesday, Barcelona, who already have the title guaranteed, lost away at Valladolid with 1:3, Sociedad eliminated Almeria with 1:0, which is also not safe about staying, Celta, which is only two points ahead of teams in the relegation places, and Girona played 1:1.