Real Tightened Their Grip On La Liga

FootyBiteDecember 14, 2021

MADRID: Real Madrid strengthened their grip on the title race when they beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 this morning, creating a 13-point gap against the defending champions in La Liga.

Atletico still have a one -game advantage but that advantage seems too big and difficult to overtake in December.

Barcelona are now 18 points behind after a 2-2 draw at Osasuna.

Sevilla, who last won the Spanish title in 1946, are the closest challengers, eight points behind and playing one game less.

“Of course, we are the choice today, you can say so,” Carlo Ancelotti said. “But if you relax too much, it can be risky. We have to keep going, approaching victory as quickly as possible.”

Madrid are clearly more prominent in the clash of the neighboring teams which will usually trigger a tense rivalry.

The home side’s goal was scored by Karim Benzema in the 16th minute followed by Marco Asensio in the 57th minute

“The title hunt is still alive,” Diego Simeone said. “There are still a lot of games. Madrid have a lot of points, it’s true but La Liga is very complicated.”