Real Madrid wins classic match against Barcelona and the title is within reach

Real Madrid recovers from two deficits against Barcelona and now sees the title within reach.

Real Madrid wins classic match against Barcelona and the title is within reach
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Real Madrid came back from two deficits this Sunday to beat Barcelona (3-2), practically securing the Spanish championship title as they now lead their rival by 11 points with only 18 left to play for.

In an extremely emotional game, the Catalans, with João Cancelo starting and João Félix coming on at the 64th minute, took the lead twice. However, the Merengues kept responding, and in the added time, the Englishman Bellingham (90+1) scored again to seal the match that likely decided the title.

Real Madrid now has 81 points compared to Barcelona's 70, just two more than the surprising Girona, who are third with 68 points.

Barcelona started better, taking the lead from a corner kick. Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin failed to intercept in the small box, and Danish defender Andreas Christensen headed the ball in behind him.

Brazilian Vinícius Júnior equalized at the 18th minute from a penalty won by the experienced Lucas Vásquez against the young Pau Cubarsi, who is only 17 years old - later, 16-year-old Lamine Yamal was not as successful in a challenge with Camavinga in the Madrid area.

Without goal-line technology, VAR intervened again at the 29th minute, this time to disallow a goal by Lamine Yamal, deciding after lengthy deliberation that Lunin had made the save before the ball completely crossed the goal line.

The visitors regained the lead through a timely follow-up by Fermín López at the 69th minute, however, at the 73rd minute, Vinícius crossed to the far post, where Lucas Vázquez took advantage of the space given by João Cancelo to equalize again (2-2).

At the 90+1 minute, again involving Lucas Vázquez in the play, Bellingham sent the Santiago Bernabéu into a frenzy with the final score of 3-2.

In the week when they were knocked out by Dortmund in the Champions League, missing out on the semifinals, Atlético Madrid was defeated 2-0 away at Alavés, who had come off three consecutive losses and now finds itself in a more comfortable position in the standings, 10 points above the relegation line.

Uruguayan midfielder Carlos Benavídez at the 15th minute, and Luis Rioja at the 90+2 minute, sealed the ninth defeat for the colchoneros in the competition, leaving them in fourth place with the same 61 points, holding onto a Champions League spot with a three-point advantage over Athletic Bilbao, who had drawn (1-1) at home with Granada.

Real Sociedad, with André Silva on the bench, could only manage a 1-1 draw away at Getafe, who were without the injured Domingos Duarte: with the second consecutive draw, the Basques are sixth, with 51 points, and the hosts are tenth, with 40.

The bottom-placed Almeria, with Luís Maximiano starting in goal, lost again, today at home by 2-1 against Villarreal, featuring Gonçalo Guedes who came on at the 60th minute, placing them ninth with 42 points.