Spanish press rejoice as ‘nothing gives’ on dramatic penultimate weekend of LaLiga title race

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Spanish press rejoice as ‘nothing gives’ on dramatic penultimate weekend of LaLiga… with Atletico Madrid surviving a ‘HEART ATTACK’ against Osasuna to send title race to the final day – but Barcelona fall short

  • The LaLiga title race will be decided on the final day of the season this weekend   
  • Atletico Madrid lead rivals Real by two points after a narrow win over Osasuna 
  • Barca conceded with a shock loss to Celta Vigo, while Real kept the pressure on
  • The Spanish papers are lapping-up the tense Madrid-based battle this season

The Spanish press are loving this tense LaLiga title race, which is going down to the wire on the final day with Atletico Madrid holding a slender advantage over Real. 

Luis Suarez was Diego Simeone’s saviour on Sunday, firing in an 88th minute winner against Osasuna to pull-off a six-minute turnaround at the Wanda Metropolitano, having been 1-0 down as time ticked into the final 10 minutes.  

Now, with a two-point advantage, Atletico have one hand on the title. Zinedine Zidane’e men kept up with a 1-0 win over 10-man Athletic Bilbao, but it’s out of their hands.  

LaLiga will go to the last day, with Marca writing 'Nothing Gives' after the penultimate games

LaLiga will go to the last day, with Marca writing ‘Nothing Gives’ after the penultimate games

Luis Suarez maintained Atletico Madrid's two-point lead at the top with an 88th minute winner

Luis Suarez maintained Atletico Madrid's two-point lead at the top with an 88th minute winner

Luis Suarez maintained Atletico Madrid’s two-point lead at the top with an 88th minute winner

The pressure and anticipation will now snowball all the way until 5pm on Saturday. Marca set things up nicely on their Monday front-page, which shouted the words ‘Nothing Gives’. 

Reacting to Atletico’s last-gasp victory, AS led with ‘Heart Attack’. The Madrid side have led for long stretches this season, but came within minutes of squandering their advantage. 

Nothing gave between the two Spanish capital heavyweights but the LaLiga race did reduce to a two-way fight, with Barcelona knocking themselves out. 

Ronald Koeman’s rocky first season won’t end with glory, after Celta Vigo came from behind to win 2-1, with Santi Mina crushing the 10-man Catalans’ hopes with an 89th minute winner. 

AS led with 'Heart Attack' after Diego Simeone's side came within 10 minutes of crumbling

AS led with 'Heart Attack' after Diego Simeone's side came within 10 minutes of crumbling

AS led with ‘Heart Attack’ after Diego Simeone’s side came within 10 minutes of crumbling 

Real Madrid are still just about in touching distance, beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday

Real Madrid are still just about in touching distance, beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday

Real Madrid are still just about in touching distance, beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday 

Barcelona's next title will have to wait after Santi Mina sunk the Catalans at the Nou Camp

Barcelona's next title will have to wait after Santi Mina sunk the Catalans at the Nou Camp

Barcelona’s next title will have to wait after Santi Mina sunk the Catalans at the Nou Camp

The Nou Camp side have just one win in five games after Lionel Messi and Co had muscled back into contention, after falling 12 points behind earlier this season. 

The deciding matches on Saturday will see Atletico Madrid travel to face Valladolid, who will be fighting for their top-flight future on the final day, sitting 19th and two points from safety. 

Villarreal visit the Bernabeu in the tougher game. Unai Emery’s men also have much to play for, sitting one place outside the Europa League qualification spots and within a point of both Real Betis and Real Sociedad. 



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