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Real Madrid recovers from two shortcomings, defeats Barcelona and is on the verge of the Spanish League title

Real Madrid recovers from two shortcomings, defeats Barcelona and is on the verge of the Spanish League title

Today, Real Madrid recovered from two defeats to defeat Barcelona (3-2), practically securing the title of Spanish League champion, as it was 11 points ahead of its competitor while there were only 18 competing points.

In a very emotional match, the Catalan team, with Joao Cancelo at the start and Joao Felix from the 64th minute onwards, took the lead twice, but the “Merengue” responded, and in stoppage time, the Englishman Bellingham (90 + 1). He returned to the goals, judging the match that must have decided the title.

Real Madrid got 81 points compared to Barcelona's 70, just two more than surprising Girona, which completes the podium, with 68 points.

FC Barcelona started better and took the lead from a corner kick, as Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin missed the cross in the small area and Danish defender Andreas Christensen headed behind his back.

Brazilian Vinicius Junior, aged 18, equalized from a penalty kick from the experienced Lucas Vazquez at the expense of youngster Pau Kuparsi, aged just 17 – and later, Lamine Yamal, aged 16, did not have the same “Art” in motion. With Camavinga in the Madrid region.

Without goal-line technology, the Video Assistant Referee moved again in the 29th minute, in this case not to verify the authenticity of a ball that Lamine Yamal turned into the goal, only to decide long minutes later that Lunin had blocked it before the ball had completely crossed the goal line.

The visitors returned to the lead with a timely rebound from Fermin Lopez in the 69th minute, but in the 73rd minute, Vinicius sent a cross to the second post, where Lucas Vazquez took advantage of the freedom granted by Joao Cancelo to equalize again (2-2).

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At 90+1, and with Lucas Vazquez on hand again, Bellingham sent the Santiago Bernabéu into a state of delirium, in the final 3-2.

In the week they were eliminated by Dortmund in the Champions League, thus failing in the 'halves', Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 at home to Alaves, who have come back from three straight defeats and are now in a more relaxed mode. In the standings, 10 points behind the waterline.

Uruguayan midfielder Carlos Benavidez, in the 15th minute, and Luis Rioja, in the 90th + 2 minute, ruled the ninth defeat in the competition, leaving them in fourth place with 61 points, retaining a place in the “Champions”. Three points ahead of Athletic Bilbao, which tied at home with Granada (1-1).

Real Sociedad, with Andre Silva on the bench, did not overcome a 1-1 draw against Getafe, which was without the injured Domingos Duarte: with the second draw in a row, the Basques are in sixth place with 51 points, and the hosts are in tenth place. With 40.

Last-placed Almeria, with Luis Maximiano in the starting line-up in goal, lost again today at home 2-1 to Villarreal led by Gonzalo Guedes, who entered at the age of 60, and is in ninth place with 42 points.