MADRID: Atletico Madrid missed an opportunity to threaten Real Madrid’s hopes of securing the La Liga title earlier this morning when Karim Benzema’s late equalizer gave the defending champions a 1-1 draw.
Luis Suarez’s early goal seemed to be enough to give Atletico valuable points that could put them eight points ahead of their opponents with one game left.
But they failed to maintain their lead when Benzema punished them in the 88th minute which kept the gap between the two neighboring clubs five points.
“They dominated the first half and we were in the second half, the result of the draw was fair,” Zinedine Zidane said.
Benzema is currently the 4th highest scoring player in Europe
“The season is still long and we will fight to the end.”
Atletico’s advantage is still strong and they could extend it to eight points with 12 games left if they win at home against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.