Real Madrid F.C. Held, Atletico Lose as New Racism Row Hits La Liga

Real Madrid F.C. and Atletic Madrid suffered a dent in their title bid as Valencia held the former to a 2-2 draw and Levante beat the latter 2-0. In the game between Atletico and Levante, fresh claims of racism emerged.

updated: May 05, 2014 09:17 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes suffered a huge blow as they could only manage a 2-2 draw at home by Valencia on Sunday.

Earlier, leaders Atletico Madrid's 2-0 defeat away Levante, in a game overshadowed by fresh claims of racism at a Spanish game, appeared to have given Real new life in their bid for a historic treble.

However, despite a stunning back-heeled injury time equaliser from Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a point, Atletico now just need four points from their last two games to win La Liga for the first time in 18 years.

"It makes things more difficult, but I have always said this league will be decided in the last game," said Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.

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