La Liga: Real Madrid defender Marcelo says title race is not over despite crushing defeat against Barcelona
Real Madrid star defender Marcelo Vieira said the defending champions have not lost the ongoing season of the La Liga despite suffering a 3-0 loss to rivals Barcelona.
Madrid: Real Madrid star defender Marcelo Vieira said the defending champions have not lost the ongoing season of the La Liga despite suffering a 3-0 loss to rivals Barcelona.
Forwards Luis Suarez (54th minute), Lionel Messi (64th) and right-back Aleix Vidal (90+3) scored once each to hand Barcelona a comfortable victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
The victory helped the Catalan giants take an 11-point lead over Real Madrid and remain stable at the top of the table.
"It's not lost," the Brazilian was quoted saying by Marca on Saturday.
"I don't believe in miracles, but in hard work. We played well in the first half today. But we then conceded the opener and had a penalty and red card shortly afterwards," Marcelo added.
The 29-year-old also said La Liga is the best football league in the world and it is not easy to win every match.
"LaLiga is the best league in the world and it's hard to win. This is sport and sometimes you win, while sometimes you lose," Marcelo said.
LaLiga: Real Madrid suffer setback in title race after dramatic 2-2 draw against Sevilla; Eibar beat Getafe
Eden Hazard's 94th-minute equaliser salvaged Real Madrid a dramatic 2-2 draw against Sevilla on Sunday as an extraordinary penalty decision swung LaLiga's title race back in Atletico Madrid's favour.
Williams' first goal since February snatched a 1-0 win for Athletic and leaves Sevilla six points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid, with four games left to play.
When the final whistle blew, Diego Simeone jogged up the tunnel at the Wanda Metropolitano, punching the air as he went, fully aware how important this result could prove.