Impossible for Real Madrid to win title now, concedes Sergio Ramos

May 09, 2014, 01:27 IST | AFP

Madrid: Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes were all but ended as they conceded five minutes from time to draw 1-1 away to Valladolid on Wednesday.

Sergio Ramos celebrates his goal against Real Valladolid. Pic/AFP
Sergio Ramos celebrates his goal against Real Valladolid. Pic/AFP 

Sergio Ramos' free-kick had given Madrid the lead 10 minutes before half-time, but Humberto Osorio's late header rounded off a horrible evening for the visitors as Cristiano Ronaldo also hobbled off with an injury.

The draw leaves Real four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and a point adrift of Barcelona with two games to play.

Real will be mathematically out of the title race should Atletico win at home to Malaga on Sunday and Atletico could be crowned champions for the first time in 18 years should Barcelona also drop points away to Elche.

"It is a shame that with two games to go and all the effort we have put in that it is almost impossible to win the league," Ramos told Canal Plus.

"We failed to kill the game off, but it wasn't for the want of trying. The league is practically lost, but whilst mathematically it is still possible Real Madrid is obliged to fight."

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti said he didn't believe Ronaldo's injury was too serious.

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