Cristiano Ronaldo scored a idea yet missed a chastisement as Real Madrid was hold 1-1 during Malaga on Sunday to dump 9 points behind personality Barcelona.
Ronaldo put a visitors in front with a header in a 33rd notation yet missed a possibility to boost a lead a integrate of mins after when his spot-kick was saved by Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni. The hosts equalized by defender Raul Albentosa in a 66th.
Madrid indispensable a feat to stay nearer a lead after Barcelona won 2-1 during Las Palmas on Saturday.
Barcelona also has a nine-point advantage over Atletico Madrid, that hosts fourth-place Villarreal after Sunday during a Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Real Madrid has 13 games left to try to stop Barcelona from successfully fortifying a pretension for a second uninterrupted year.
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“We are not finished yet, we usually mislaid dual points,” Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said. “There are a lot of games left, a other teams can also remove points.”
It will be difficult, though, as Barcelona hasn’t mislaid in 32 games and has won 8 in a quarrel in a league. Real Madrid has been widespread during home given Zidane took over a squad, yet it drew dual of a 3 divided joining games. The usually feat came with a late leader opposite Granada.
“We never give up,” Real Madrid left behind Marcelo said. “It’s a large disproportion yet we will quarrel until a end.”
Some of Spain’s tip sports newspapers ran headlines observant Madrid’s pretension run was over.
“Real Madrid says goodbye to joining title,” both Marca and AS pronounced on their websites after a game.
Madrid struggled from a start during La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga, permitting a hosts to emanate several scoring chances. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas did good in gripping Malaga from scoring some-more goals.
Replays showed Ronaldo was offside when he non-stop a scoring with a header after a cranky by Toni Kroos. The round seemed to rebound off Ronaldo’s behind or shoulder before going in. It was Ronaldo’s 22nd joining idea in 25 rounds. Luis Suarez, who scored on Saturday, leads a joining with 25 goals.
Two mins after a goal, Ronaldo was fouled inside a area. With a possibility to give Madrid a 2-0 lead, Ronaldo unsuccessful to find a net, promulgation his low shot into Kameni’s hands nearby a right post. It was Ronaldo’s second missed chastisement in a joining this year. It would have been his 10th idea in a final 7 games in all competitions.
Both teams had opportunities to measure toward a finish of a match, yet it was Malaga that got on a house with a close-range shot by Albentosa after a cranky by Brazilian defender Weligton.
The home pull left Malaga 11th in a 20-team standings with 31 points.