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Advantage Real Madrid in the La Liga title race as Barcelona’s draw with Atletico Madrid do them a favour

The 2020-21 season has been one of the best La Liga title races in history. Only 2 points separated Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona after match week 34. Sevilla were fourth with just 6 points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.

The title race was in Atletico Madrid’s hand, but they were held to a 0-0 draw by Barcelona at Camp Nou last night. The draw has now given the advantage to Real Madrid in the title race.

la liga Advantage Real Madrid in the La Liga title race as Barcelona's draw with Atletico Madrid do them a favour
2020-21 La Liga table

The scenarios for Real Madrid Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona to win the La Liga are:

  • Real Madrid have their destiny in their own hands. If they manage to win all their remaining 4 matches, they will be the Champions as they have a head to head advantage with Atletico Madrid and even Barcelona.
  • If Real Madrid lose or draw one match and Atletico Madrid manage to win the remaining 3 matches they will be crowned the Champions.
  • If Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both lose a match then only Barcelona have a chance at lifting the title by winning all their remaining matches.

So now, the draw at Camp Nou has handed Real Madrid the clear chance of defending the La Liga title. After crashing out of the Champions League against Chelsea in the semi-finals, this is their only hope of silverware of this season.

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Zidane will be keen to defend their La Liga title and not finish the season empty-handed despite Real Madrid’s season being ravaged by numerous injuries to key players at important moments.


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Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.



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