BARCELONA: The La Liga title race was blown large open after Barcelona and Atletico Madrid performed out a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday.
The stalemate implies that ought to third-placed Actual Madrid beat fourth-placed Sevilla on Sunday, they’ll transfer high of the desk – degree on 77 factors with Atletico – however forward given their superior head-to-head report with simply three video games to play.
Barcelona moved as much as second place on Saturday with 75 factors.
“We’re nonetheless within the combine. La Liga’s nonetheless large open, three video games is loads even when we all know it is not in our palms anymore,” Barca defender Gerard Pique mentioned.
“Something can occur. I would prefer to know if every other facet in La Liga has gained 4 in a row, it is solely one thing we have completed.
“If we win our remaining three matches, I feel we’ll win the league. We will struggle till the tip, even when we’ve not completed what we would have liked.”
The guests loved a lot the higher of the primary half, with Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen making various stops to maintain his facet degree.
Atleti ahead Angel Correa was additionally denied by a last-gasp block from Clement Lenglet when he appeared set to attain, whereas defender Felipe missed arguably essentially the most gilt-edged alternative of the sport simply earlier than the break, firing over from shut vary after a well-worked nook.
Barca’s greatest probability got here by way of a bit of brilliance from ahead Lionel Messi, who slalomed his well beyond 5 opponents, solely to see Jan Oblak produce a fingertip save.
The Catalans improved after the break, with substitute Ronald Araujo’s effort dominated out for offside earlier than fellow alternative Ousmane Dembele’s close-range header sailed over the bar.
Nevertheless, in the end neither facet was capable of finding a method by way of and so they handed the initiative again to Actual in what has been a topsy-turvy season.