Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round

Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round

Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round

Real are level with leaders Barcelona on 87 points at the top of LaLiga and still boast a game in hand against out-of-form Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.

Barcelona beat Las Palmas 4-1 thanks to a Neymar hat-trick but Real Madrid remain favorites to win the Primera Division after beating Sevilla 4-1.

And while Barca seem to have to play well to win matches and especially titles, Madrid showed again on Saturday that their speciality is grinding out results with ruthless performances.

At the bottom, Sporting Gijon joined Granada and Osasuna in being relegated despite winning 1-0 at Eibar as Deportivo la Coruna secured safety in a 0-0 draw at Villarreal.

With the other alternative as Danilo for right-back, and given his performance against Atletico in the Champions League, Zinedine Zidane will hope that the Real Madrid academy graduate gets the rub of the green in terms of the appeal against his one-match suspension.

"James is here and we have a long way to go still".

"He didn't train [on Tuesday] because he has a knock, but James is here and we're thinking just about the three games we have left this year". However, Real Madrid home in this championship lost only once and then Barcelona.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Sevilla during a La Liga match at Madrid on Sunday.

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Sevilla fired their first warning shot when Stefan Jovetic smashed a shot against the post from the edge of the area.

The second goal scored by Ronaldo gave his team a two-goal advantage after Stevan Jovetic had pulled one back for Sevilla early in the second half.

Back came Sevilla again as Jovetic once more hit the frame of the goal, his audacious lob smacking the crossbar before the Montenegrin forced a good save from Keylor Navas just before half-time.

But it was Nacho's opening goal for Real that should frustrate Barcelona fans the most.

Goals from Nacho Fernandez, Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and Toni Kroos clinched another huge three points for Los Blancos in the La Liga title race.

After wonderful passes from Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta, Suarez squared for Neymar to open the scoring.

And Neymar completed his hat trick soon after, tucking the ball home after being found by Jordi Alba, to put the game out of sight.

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