NEWS
Monday February 11 2019
Real Madrid back in the La Liga title race

Real Madrid are back in the La Liga title race with a huge 3-1 win in the Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Meropolitano on Saurday.

Santiago Solari's side finished Game Week 23 in second place, six points behind defending champions Barcelona.

VAR was the dominant feature in their win over Diego Simeone's side, with Vinicius Junior being awarded a penalty via the video assistant, despite replays showing he was fouled outside the area.

That result completes an impressive turnaround for Solari's side following a disappointing start to the season, under previous boss Julen Lopetegui, and now they will be sensing a possible overhaul of their great rivals.

Captain Sergio Ramos stated in his post match interview that he was confident that his side could catch Barcelona in the coming weeks, and a low key 0-0 draw for Ernesto Valverde's side away at Athletic Bilbao will boost their confidence.

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