This weekend Real Madrid registered their 9th consecutive win in the current season of La Liga as they inched closer to the title. Two early opportunities from Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema had been sufficient for Real Madrid to beat Granada by 2-1, Real will have to win one game of their two remaining games to clinch the title. La Liga will be the longest league when compared to others, but winning the title now can turn into the most limited one. It has been an exceptional summer competition for Real where they never at any point trailed, not to mention lost.
At the point when football restarted after nearly 100 days of lockdown, Madrid was placed second in the league. The club that had won just two of the last 11 La Liga titles in their club’s history was on course to pass up another. But rather than usual this 11-game league which was smaller than expected has been beneficial for them. Sergio Ramos after the match said an unmistakable objective has been laid before them that his team has the best chance of taking it. Zidane’s men showed up in Granada having won eight consecutive wins and had kept five consecutive clean sheets, driving Barcelona on the straight on record with a game close by.
Before Real Madrid’s game, Barcelona played against Valladolid on Saturday in a must-win match scenario to keep their hopes on remaining in the title race. During the 15th minute of the game, Arturo Vidal scored the first and only goal of the game that gave the Catalans another win. The opportunity was provided by Messi as he assisted the goal. Riqui Puig made his entrance into the playing IX on Saturday, but Suarez was benched due to his physical fitness. Puig was very active in the game as he provided a brilliant chance for Barcelona to take an early lead in the 5th minute.
Messi with the assist from this match reached another milestone by becoming the only second player in this century to achieve 20 goals and 20 assists in a single league season. The first player to script this record was Thierry Henry during his stint at Arsenal in the year 2002/03. As both Barcelona and Real Madrid are going head-to-head the La Liga could have its champion by this Thursday.