The La Liga title race has taken a twist as both Barcelona and Real Madrid suffered shock defeats in their respective fixtures. Barcelona lost 2-1 against Rayo Vallecano, while Real Madrid fell 4-2 to Girona, with Valentin Castellanos scoring four goals against the reigning champions.
Barcelona’s Loss Against Rayo Vallecano
Barcelona was expected to continue their winning run when they faced Rayo Vallecano. However, it turned out to be a nightmarish game for them as they suffered their third defeat of the season. Alvaro Garcia Rivera and Fran Garcia scored for the hosts. While Lewandowski’s late strike proved to be a mere consolation.
The defeat means that Barcelona missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to 14 points. With just seven games remaining, the Catalan giants currently lead the table by 11 points.
Real Madrid Loses Against Girona
On the other hand, Real Madrid’s defeat was even more humiliating as they lost to Girona. Girona are currently sitting 10th in the table. Valentin Castellanos was the hero for the home side, scoring four goals against the reigning champions. Vini Jr and Lucas Vazquez managed to score for Real Madrid, but it wasn’t enough to avoid their sixth defeat of the season.
The loss means that Real Madrid remains 11 points behind Barcelona in the title race. They needed a win to keep their slim hopes alive. But the defeat all but ended their chances of winning the league.
La Liga Title Race: Barcelona and Real Madrid
With just seven games left to play, Barcelona is in pole position to win their second consecutive La Liga title. They currently lead the table with 71 points, 11 points ahead of Real Madrid. The defeat against Rayo Vallecano has certainly dented their confidence, but they are still the favorites to win the title.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, needs a miracle to win the league. They are currently sitting in second place with 60 points, and it looks unlikely that they will be able to overturn the deficit in the remaining games.
In conclusion, the La Liga title race has taken an interesting turn with both Barcelona and Real Madrid suffering shock defeats. While Barcelona is still the favorite to win the title, Real Madrid’s defeat has all but ended their hopes of winning the league. It remains to be seen if Barcelona can hold on to their lead and win the title, or if there are more twists and turns to come in the remaining fixtures.