Real Madrid’s title hopes have gone up in smoke after the Los Blancos suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Villarreal last night. This crushing defeat means fierce rivals Barcelona now have a whopping 15-point lead at the top of the table. Unless a miracle happens, it looks like Real won’t be getting their hands on the La Liga trophy this season.
According to reports, the Real players were understandably gutted after the loss as they know it’s now impossible for them to catch up in the league. Though they admitted Villarreal deserved the win, it doesn’t make it any less painful.
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On the bright side, the squad insists this upset won’t mess with their heads going into their huge Champions League quarterfinal clash against Chelsea next week. And you know what, they might just be right.
While Real have been struggling in La Liga, they’ve been on fire in cup competitions. They recently thrashed Barcelona 4-0 to book their place in the Copa Del Rey final. As for the Champions League, they destroyed Liverpool 6-2 over two legs to make the quarters.
Chelsea, on the other hand, barely scraped past Borussia Dortmund and are currently languishing in 11th place in the Premier League. New boss Frank Lampard says “anything can happen” but the odds clearly favour Zidane’s men for this one.
After this latest league disappointment, Los Blancos will be hungrier than ever for Champions League glory. All eyes will be on the Bernabeu next week to see if Real can carry on their knockout heroics against Chelsea. One thing’s for sure, it’ll be an exciting European night!