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La Liga: Three-Horse Race Still On
Football Espana, May 5th, 2014 2:11PM

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes the destination of the La Liga title is still unclear after a weekend in which the top three teams, which are all still vying for top spot, failed to take maximum points. Both second-place Barcelona and third-place Real Madrid drew their respective matches with Getafe and Valencia, 2-2, while leader Atletico Madrid was stunned, 2-0, at Levante.

“The League will be decided in the last few games, I said. And so it will be,” said Ancelotti, whose team managed to rescue a point thanks to a stunning 92nd-minute equalizer from Cristiano Ronaldo, after Real’s draw with Valencia. “It was a difficult round for the top three and now it’s more open than ever.”

Asked if tiredness was an issue following his team’s heroic 4-0 triumph against Bayern Munich in the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal on Tuesday, the Italian said: “I think mostly it was down to the physical aspect. Atletico and Chelsea had the same problem [Chelsea drew 0-0 at home with struggling Norwich City]. I think we paid for all this. We need to focus and win all three games, but we know a draw between Barca and Atletico will be enough.”

Perhaps. Diego Simeone’s Atleti is actually the only team that still has its fate in its own hands in the Spanish title race. Despite Sunday’s defeat to Levante, the league leader needs just four points from its last two games to claim the championship, but its last game of the season is against second-place Barcelona. This means that if Real wins its game in hand on Wednesday against Valladolid, it will be champion if it wins its remaining games and Barcelona beats Atletico at the Camp Nou on the final day. However, Barca would be in pole position if it wins its games and Real drops points in any of its remaining three games. 

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