MADRID:Real Madrid saved their best for last within the Spanish league, putting themselves in position to reclaim the title from their biggest rivals.
While Barcelona have endured an up-and-down return since the forced break, Madrid are perfect, winning every match and entering the last two rounds with a four-point lead.
“Maybe the coronavirus confinement was the turning point that we wanted to begin reacting and fully that specialize in what we wanted to try and do when the league resumed,” Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said after the team’s 2-1 persuade Granada on Monday, their ninth straight after the break.
“We prepared alright reception and after we came back,” Ramos said. “We had a goal of winning the league and here we are, fighting for it. Hopefully we will celebrate the title on Thursday.”
Madrid can lift the trophy for a record 34th time with a win against Villarreal reception on Thursday, or if Barcelona fails to beat Osasuna on the identical day. Two draws within the final two matches will be enough to secure Madrid its first league title since 2017.
“After three months stuck reception we got a chance to play again and you are attempting to organize furthermore as possible and that’s what we did,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We are prepared to attain our goals but we’ve two matches left and that we want to do to win the title on Thursday.”
Madrid are the sole team with an ideal record since the league resumed, and their run of nine wins in an exceedingly row is their better of the season. they’d lost three of their last four matches altogether competitions before the break, including to Manchester City reception within the Champions League.