Thanks to a goal in the very last moments of Uruguayan Luis Suarez, Atlético de Madrid narrowly offered three points against Osasuna (2-1) at Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night. Before the last day of La Liga, the Colchoneros are two points ahead of Real, winner 1-0 on the lawn of Athletic Bilbao. Barça lost at home against Celta Vigo (1-2).
With two points ahead of La Liga before this 37th day, Atlético de Madrid had a very good card to play against Osasuna at Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday evening. Two days from the end of the season, Diego Simeone’s men held their fate in hand to win the 11th title in Colchoneros history. And thanks to the indispensable Luis Suarez, they managed to win in the very last minutes (2-1) to maintain their lead at the top of the championship in front of Real Madrid, winner 1-0 on the lawn of Athletic Bilbao. The dream of the title has taken off for Barça, beaten 1-2 by Celta Vigo.
Suarez brings Atlético closer to the title
Led 0-1 until the 82nd minute, Atlético almost lost everything against Osasuna. Especially since at the same time in Bilbao, a goal from Nacho’s knee had put the pressure and placed Real at the top of the championship. It was without counting a genius inspiration from Joao Felix, who found Renan Lodi with a ball subtly touched over the opposing defense. The conclusion in force of the Brazilian (82nd) then gave hope to the locals. And deliverance came, once again, from Luis Suarez.
Fourth top scorer in La Liga, the Uruguayan waited for the 88th minute and a perfect serve from Carrasco to slam his 20th goal of the season with a perfectly mastered flat foot. An achievement that is expensive since it will be enough for the Colchoneros not to make a mistake during the 38th and last day in Valladolid (19th) to hang an 11th Liga on the list.
End of the dream for Barça
Behind Diego Simeone’s men, if Real keeps up, this is no longer the case for Barça. The Catalans were surprised at Camp Nou by Santi Mina – author of a double – and Celta Vigo. Lionel Messi’s teammates, once again scorer (30 goals), drank the chalice to the dregs since Clément Lenglet was excluded at the end of the game. Now seven points behind Atlético and five from Merengue, Barcelona will finish 3rd or 4th, also depending on the last result of Sevilla FC. The Andalusians were corrected 4-0 on the lawn of the finalist of the Europa League, Villarreal.