The La Liga race -

The La Liga race

The race of the league title is far from over in Spain and from the looks of it now the race seems to be until the last game. Barcelona had a difficult game at the Camp Nou against an offensive Villareal. While Real Madrid were playing against bottom placed Granada who are already regulated two the second division. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid had 81 points, but Real Madrid had a game in hand.

Luis Enrique had Andres Iniesta back from injury and the Spaniard went directly into the starting eleven. Jordi Alba was replaced by Lucas Digne. And Barcelona continued with their old 4-3-3 with the MSN trio up front. In the Villareal team a familiar face was seen on the turf of Camp Nou, Jonathan Dos Santos former Barcelona player.

The game started with both Barcelona and Villareal trying to keep possession. But like expected Barcelona took the command after a while. With Neymar at his best it becomes much more simple. In a fast counterattack Luis Suarez passed Messi who did find Neymar in the penalty box who find the net. Villareal equalized the score through Bakumbu after a mistake where Pique was not able to put him in a offside position. But just before the halftime whistle Messi proved once again that he is Barcelona´s talisman and scored. When the teams came back from the break Barcelona looked like Pep Guardiola´s Barcelona again. But they still have their problems with the back four. Luis Suarez wanted to join the party and did that. And just before the final whistle Barcelona got a penalty kick and Messi made a beautiful chip and scored the last goal for the day. A total of 4-1 and Messi have now scored 35 goals in the league and Barcelona had 84 points.

Just after Barcelona turned up the heat for Real Madrid Zidane showed his lineup. And Ronaldo was left outside the team and on top Morata was given the chance again instead of Benzema. James was back in the starting eleven and with Carvajal out Danilo received a chance. It did not take more than three minutes for Real Madrid to take the lead through James Rodriguez. And just seven minutes later the Colombian were there again an extended the lead. Then it was time for the forgotten son to take his chance again. Morata scored two goals and the game ended 4-0 and Real Madrid are back on the same points as Barcelona but with one game less played.

Morata averages a goal every 87th minute and have now scored 15 league goals, five less than Ronaldo this season. And still he has no place in the lineup and probably in the Champions League he will not be starting. The depth of the Real Madrid team still amazes everyone so far. Zidane had only two starting players today, Sergio Ramos and Casemiro. The rest were all reserves even the second goalie played. And they managed to get their three points and are still fighting on two fronts.

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