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90' + 2'
L. Modrić
K. Benzema
2 - 1
K. Benzema
1 - 1
Moi Gómez
Manu Trigueros
Dani Raba
Yeremi Pino
Yeremi Pino
Gerard Moreno
0 - 1

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Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 532 443
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 26 8 4 67 25 +42 86 W W W D W
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 25 9 4 67 28 +39 84 W W W D W
3 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 24 7 7 85 38 +47 79 W L D D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 24 5 9 53 33 +20 77 W L W D L
5 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 59 38 +21 62 W W L W L
6 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 17 10 11 50 50 0 61 W W D W D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 15 13 10 60 44 +16 58 L W W L W
8 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 14 11 13 55 57 -2 53 L W W W W
9 Granada GRA Granada 38 13 7 18 47 65 -18 46 D L L L L
10 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 11 13 14 46 42 +4 46 L L L D W
11 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 11 11 16 37 48 -11 44 L L W D L
12 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 11 11 16 36 58 -22 44 D L L W W
13 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 10 13 15 50 53 -3 43 D W L W L
14 Levante LEV Levante 38 9 14 15 46 57 -11 41 D L D D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 9 11 18 28 43 -15 38 D W L L L
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 9 11 18 36 57 -21 38 L W W D L
17 Elche ELC Elche 38 8 12 18 34 55 -21 36 W W L L L
18 Huesca HUE Huesca 38 7 13 18 34 53 -19 34 D L W L W
19 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 5 16 17 34 57 -23 31 L L L L D
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 6 12 20 29 52 -23 30 L L D W W


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Villarreal have a few days to recover from their exploits before they take on Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday. Real Madrid have now ended their hectic campaign and will have a busy summer retooling their squad.
Real Madrid record a 2-1 comeback win over Villarreal, but their LaLiga title bid falls short as Atletico Madrid beat Real Valladolid to claim the crown. Los Blancos were up against it this afternoon, needing their rivals to slip up. Villarreal stunned Zinedine Zidane's men by taking the lead through Yeremi Pino. It took the home side until the 87th minute to respond through Karim Benzema with a stunning effort. The Frenchman then turned provider for Luka Modric to snatch the three points in stoppage time with a fine goal on the half-volley. However, Madrid miss out on the title by two points and end the campaign without silverware. Villarreal failed to qualify for the Europa League through LaLiga, although they turn their attention to the Europa League final next week to attempt to earn a Champions League place.
K. Benzema
90' + 2' Benzema has run himself into the ground, but still manages to pursue a long ball down the left flank. He delivers a precise cross into the middle that Modric collects and scores with a super effort.
L. Modrić
90' + 2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MODRIC COMPLETES THE COMEBACK FOR MADRID!!! 2-1!!!! Modric gives Real hope of snatching the title if Valladolid can score a late equaliser. Benzema works tirelessly down the left flank and lifts a cross into the box. Modric takes it out of the air before striking a sublime half-volley on his left foot away from Rulli and into the top-left corner. A super strike, but it may not be enough for Los Blancos.
90' + 1' OVER! Raba has space on the edge of the box and he goes for a strike at goal, but he lifts his left-footed effort over the top.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' Marcelo and Benzema try to combine in the final third, but the Frenchman cannot beat the attention of Albiol and the ball travels through to Rulli.
88' Benzema's goal has knocked Villarreal out of the Europa League places. They need a response quickly.
87' Rodrygo surges down the right flank and cuts inside before offloading to Benzema to shoot and score.
K. Benzema
87' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! BENZEMA FINDS THE TOP-RIGHT CORNER!!!! 1-1!!!! Los Blancos have hope as the Frenchman finds the back of the net with a stunning strike. Rodrygo weaves his way through traffic in the Villarreal box and offloads to Benzema in space. He takes one touch before firing with power into the top-right corner giving Rulli no chance. Madrid have the smallest of lifelines in their title bid.
Moi Gómez
Manu Trigueros
86' Gomez makes his way on to the field to replace Trigueros for the visitors.
85' Valverde tries to float a ball forward for Mariano to chase, but it bounces off the surface and safely into the hands of Rulli.
83' WIDE! Modric latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the Villarreal box. The veteran midfielder opts to take on the strike first time on his right foot, but he plants his attempt wide of the target.
Dani Raba
Yeremi Pino
81' Raba enters the action in place of Gerard in the final third.
Paco Alcácer
Gerard Moreno
81' Alcacer comes on to the pitch to replace the ailing Pino, who made the decisive impact in the contest with his strike.
80' Pino is down for the visitors after a challenge with Modric and may have to make way here.
78' OVER! Mariano rises in the box to head Marcelo's cross from the left flank towards goal, but he can only lift his effort harmlessly over the top.
77' Marcelo has a run down the left flank and does well to win a corner off the legs of Pena.
76' The home side are running low on ideas at the moment. They appear to be resigned to their fate in missing out on the crown.
74' Trigueros cuts in from the left flank to trouble the Madrid defence. He goes for a strike on his right foot from 25 yards that sails straight into the hands of Courtois.
73' It has been one of those days for Madrid in the final third. Nothing has worked for them this afternoon.
72' WIDE! Marcelo whips in a dangerous cross that Mariano fails to connect with at the near post with a close-range header. Villarreal clear their lines as far as Benzema, who slices a left-footed strike wide of the target.
70' Pino has space on the break to search for a second goal. He slips as he latches on to a throughball, but he recovers to fire at goal. Pino's effort takes a deflection and travels wide of the left post.
68' Nacho comes on to the field to replace Odriozola.
Miguel Gutiérrez
68' Marcelo enters the action down the left flank to replace Gutierrez.
M. Díaz
68' Casemiro is withdrawn from the action and is replaced by Mariano.
68' UPDATE! The title is slipping away from Madrid now as Atletico have taken the lead against Valladolid through Luis Suarez. Los Blancos need a miracle now.
Rubén Peña
É. Capoue
66' Pena is on for the visitors in place of Capoue in the middle of the park.
F. Coquelin
C. Bacca
66' Coquelin comes on to the field to replaca Bacca as Emery tries to shore up the middle of the park.
66' CHANCE! Benzema is handed a gift in the box as Rodrygo charges down a clearance from Rulli. However, it takes time for him to control the ball and he slams his eventual effort into the side-netting. A huge opportuntity spurned by the Frenchman.
63' Valverde makes a charge down the left flank and into the box. He tries to send a low cross to the near post, but Rulli is alert and gathers with ease.
61' Madrid have been a lot better in the final third in the second half, but are still searching for that elusive goal.
59' UPDATE! The news gets worse for Madrid as Atletico have equalised through Angel Correa against Valladolid. Los Blancos need to find two goals.
57' DISALLOWED GOAL!!! MADRID SEE THEIR EFFORT CHALKED OFF! Benzema believes that he has levelled for Los Blancos with a precise header from Casemiro's cross. However, VAR takes a look at the incident and spots that the Frenchman is just beyond the last defender - Torres - when the delivery comes into the middle. A nightmare for the home side.
56' Asensio also makes way for the home side as Isco enters the action on the right flank.
Vinícius Júnior
56' Vinicius is withdrawn during the VAR check and is replaced by Rodrygo.
55' Benzema heads the ball into the net for the home side, but VAR will take a look to determine whether he is offside. It's a huge moment in the title race.
54' Modric sends Vinicius into the left-inside channel, but he sees his effort saved with ease by Rulli.
52' OVER! Militao attacks a cross from the right flank from Odriozola. He connects well with his header that creeps just over the bar, but it had Rulli worried for a second.
52' Odriozola hangs a cross into the box from the right flank. Torres misses his header in the air and it deflects off the knee of Albiol to travel behind for a corner.
50' Good news for Villarreal as Celta Vigo have increased their lead over Real Betis. As it stands, Emery's men will finish in fifth place.
49' Vinicius drops his shoulder to have a run at Gaspar down the left flank, but he gets halted before he can threaten in the inside channel.
46' Benzema works the ball to Asensio on the edge of the Villarreal box, but he sees his effort charged down by Torres.
46' We're back under way at the Alfredo Di Stefano for the final 45 minutes of the LaLiga season.
Madrid were handed a boost when they heard the news that Valladolid had taken the lead against Atletico. However, they have been unable to capitalise due to their lack of potency in the final third. Villarreal have been the better side and as it stands they will qualify for the Europa League. A massive 45 minutes awaits.
Real Madrid's hopes of beating out Atletico Madrid for the LaLiga crown are fading after 45 minutes as they trail Villarreal 1-0 at the break. Yeremi Pino was on the spot in the box to fire the visitors ahead after latching onto a throughball from Gerard Moreno. Luka Modric had Los Blancos' best opening, but he could only fire wide of the target. Madrid need a response in the second half.
45' Modric puts his delivery on the money to the back post, but Casemiro can only guide a tame header straight at Rulli.
44' Madrid probe down the left and win a corner. Modric will have a chance to lift a cross into the box before the end of the half.
42' Pedraza lifts a cutback from the left flank towards Bacca. He takes a good first touch, but Militao closes down the forward as he fires at goal to block his effort.
39' Villarreal flood forward in numbers into the Madrid half. Gaspar takes possession on the right flank, but his low cross evades the control of Bacca on the edge of the box.
36' It's not happening for Madrid in the final third. The good news for Zidane and company is that Atletico are still losing.
34' CHANCE! A slip in the box from Gaspar allows Modric to take possession in the left-inside channel. He feints a strike before pulling the trigger on his right foot, only to place his effort wide of the left post.
33' Benzema twists and turns on the edge of the box. He hammers a strike towards goal, but a wall of yellow shirts holds firm to block the strike.
31' Pedraza runs down the left flank and floats a cross to the back post. Bacca tries to take it in stride, but can only knock it ahead of himself and into the hands of Courtois.
28' OVER! Capoue is allowed to raid forward from the middle of the park by Los Blancos. He takes on the option to shoot, but he places his left-footed strike over the bar.
26' Madrid have not been able to sustain a period of possession. It has been an impressive first half from Villarreal.
24' OVER! Modric whips a free-kick towards the near post on this occasion. Asensio makes the run to latch on to the delivery, but he can only guide his effort over the bar.
23' Gutierrez makes a probing run down the left flank and wins a free-kick as Pino obstructs the full-back.
22' The final day is not going to plan for both Madrid teams, although Atletico are in the box seat should both fail to win.
Gerard Moreno
20' Gerard flicks a pass into the box for the run of Pino, who does the rest with a neat finish.
Yeremi Pino
20' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! PINO PUTS VILLARREAL AHEAD!!! 1-0!!!! Just when it appeared Madrid had hope it is snatched away by Pino. Gerard pokes an offload into the box that the winger controls. He breaks away from Militao before striking his effort past Courtois, who gets a deflection on the ball, but cannot keep the effort out.
19' UPDATE! Valladolid are beating Atletico at home, giving Madrid a massive boost in their bid to snatch the title away from their rivals.
18' Modric floats the free-kick towards the back post, but it travels over the head of everyone in the middle and out for a goal-kick.
17' Gutierrez has a run down the left flank and wins a free-kick for the home side in a decent position.
15' Odriozola makes a driving run down the right flank and lifts a cross into the middle. Gaspar heads it away from Benzema before Capoue nods it safely back to Rulli to collect.
14' Madrid have not been able to establish a rhythm to put the visitors under pressure. It has been a solid start from Villarreal.
12' Pino tries to get the better of Gutierrez down the right flank, but the full-back holds firm and wins a free-kick for the home side.
9' Pedraza has space down the left flank and he whips a dangerous low ball across the face of goal, but no one in a yellow shirt can reach it.
8' Villarreal have come out to play on the front foot and have not been afraid of taking the game to Los Blancos.
6' Bacca tries to latch on to a throughball from Parejo, but Militao beats the forward for pace and brings the ball away for the home side.
4' Odriozola breaks down the right flank and hangs a cross to the back post for Benzema to attack, but Gaspar rises well to clear the danger.
3' Pedraza tries to release Trigueros in the final third, but his offload just travels ahead of the winger and into the hands of Courtois.
1' We're under way in this LaLiga clash.
Real Madrid could win their 35th LaLiga title. It would be the first time they have won the league in consecutive seasons since 2006/07 under Fabio Capello and 2007/08 under Bernd Schuster. In fact, Zinédine Zidane could become the first Real Madrid manager to win two league titles in a row since Leo Beenhakker's three (1986/87, 1987/88 and 1988/89).
Villarreal have made four changes to their side from their win over Sevilla in their last outing. Rulli gets the nod to start between the posts ahead of Asenjo. Gaspar and Pedraza come into the back four, while Capoue gets the start in the middle of the park.
Zidane has made one change to his side from their win over Bilbao last time out. Asensio comes into the fold on the right flank in the final third to replace Rodrygo, who drops to the bench. Valverde, Casemiro and Modric start in the middle of the park, while Toni Kroos is absent. Militao and Varane anchor the defence, although Ramos is available off the bench.
VILLARREAL SUBS: Sergio Asenjo, Ramiro Funes Mori, Dani Raba, Pervis Estupinan, Paco Alcacer, Alberto Moreno, Francis Coquelin, Ruben Pena, Jaume Costa, Moi Gomez, Alex Baena, Fernando Nino.
VILLARREAL (4-4-2): Geronimo Rulli; Mario Gaspar, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Yeremi Pino, Etienne Capoue, Daniel Parejo, Manu Trigueros; Gerard Moreno, Carlos Bacca.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Sergio Ramos, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Andriy Lunin, Isco, Mariano Diaz, Rodrygo Silva, Diego Altube, Antonio Blanco.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Alvaro Odriozola, Eder Militao, Raphael Varane, Miguel Gutierrez; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Villarreal will aim to play the role of the spoiler this afternoon for Madrid, although they still have to win to ensure that they qualify for the Europa League next term. Unai Emery's men sit in seventh place and need to better either Real Sociedad or Real Betis' result today. However, the club will also have one eye on their Europa League final against Manchester United next week where they can secure a Champions League berth. They too have won back-to-back matches, beating Real Valladolid and Sevilla, giving them momentum to take into the contest.
Real Madrid have a simple formula this afternoon, they must win at all costs. Anything other than a victory will see the title handed to their rivals Atletico Madrid and even that might not be enough. If Atletico earn a point from their contest and Madrid earn a win, the title will be theirs on the basis of their head-to-record against their rivals. If Diego Simeone's men win their match against Real Valladolid it's all over anyway for Los Blancos. Zinedine Zidane may have one final ace up his sleeve in potentially his final game, and his side are in good form having beaten Athletic Bilbao and Granada in their last two matches, but the odds are against them.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stefano.