Luis Suarez scored the objective that would win Atletico Madrid La Liga when his 88th-minute winner snatched a exceptional 2-1 victory over Osasuna on Sunday after that they had seemed set at hand the title benefit to Real Madrid. Atletico trailed with 9 minutes to go on the Wanda Metropolitano and confronted a defeat that will not simply have postponed their bid to be champions however allowed Real Madrid, who had been beating Athletic Bilbao, to go prime with one recreation left. Instead, Atletico scored within the 82nd and 88th minutes to tug off a shocking turnaround. Renan Lodi smashed in an equaliser earlier than Suarez proved the hero, firing in from eight yards to spark mass celebrations.
Atletico’s gamers and substitutes piled onto Suarez. At the full-time whistle, a few of their gamers dropped to their knees, not with ecstasy, however aid, the title only one win away.
To be topped champions with a recreation to spare, Atletico wanted Real Madrid to slide up at San Mames however Nacho Fernandez put Real forward within the second half and Atletico’s precedence rapidly turned preservation.
Victory maintains their two-point benefit and one other win away at Real Valladolid subsequent weekend will assure a second league title in 25 years.
Barcelona are out of the operating after they misplaced 2-1 at dwelling to Celta Vigo.
Santi Mina scored twice, together with an 89th minute winner for Celta after Lionel Messi scored the opener.
Suarez, who was pressured to go away Barca final summer time, has scored 20 objectives this season and the objective in opposition to Osasuna ensured his former workforce couldn’t win the title.
After greater than a yr away, followers lastly returned to La Liga however just for the 2 video games within the Valencia area, the place the coronavirus an infection price has dropped under the goal price set by the federal government.
At Villarreal the utmost 5,000 followers cheered their workforce to a 4-0 dwelling victory over high-flying Sevilla.
But 60 kilometres (37 miles) down the Mediterranean coast, Valencia, whose relations with their followers are strained, bought ony 3,000 of the out there locations. The impression was related as the house workforce beat struggling Eibar 4-1.
In Madrid, no followers had been allowed within the Wanda Metropolitano, however they gathered exterior and cheered because the workforce bus arrived.
The crowd was a number of hundred robust by kick-off, and the chanting audible on the pitch.
Atletico had 16 pictures in a primary half however couldn’t discover a approach by way of. The probabilities got here early they usually all fell to Suarez early on.
– Fireworks –
The better of them got here from an Angel Correa cross however Suarez took too lengthy and with three Osasuna gamers in entrance of him, he may solely select the put up.
Atletico stored coming as Saul Niguez headed over Kieran Trippier’s go.
They may need thought Real Madrid had conceded when an enormous cheer got here from the followers exterior, however it was Barca who had let in an equaliser in opposition to Celta Vigo.
All the highest three had been being held at half-time.
Atletico thought they had been forward on the hour as Stefan Savic completed from Trippier’s cross. Fans exterior set off two fireworks, however Savic was simply offside and the objective was dominated out.
Atletico put the ball within the internet once more, just for flag to go up once more, Carrasco nipping behind too early earlier than powering in.
The flag stayed down at San Mames a couple of minutes later although as Nacho put Real Madrid forward within the 68th minute, Karim Benzema, who was offside, failed to manage Casemiro’s cross and Nacho prodded in.
Real Madrid had been going prime and 7 minutes later, issues received worse for Atletico. Ante Budimir was free on the again put up to heading in a free kick.
The followers exterior had been silent.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone introduced on two substitutes they usually mixed to degree. Joao Felix scooped an excellent go by way of for Lodi to thunder in with eight minutes left.
There was hope. In the 88th minute there was pleasure, Carrasco lingering within the space and pulling again completely for Suarez, who arrived late, fired in, and ran to the nook.
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