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Happy ending on the horizon – Real Madrid could seal La Liga title with multiple games to spare

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Following their 2-4 win tonight against Osasuna, Real Madrid went ten points clear on top of the table. 

They were then helped by Girona, who could not garner the three points to keep the difference down to seven against Madrid. The Catalan side lost 1-0 against Getafe, with Yellu Santiago on target for the Madrid outfit. 

“Our goal is to qualify for the Champions League,” Girona coach Michel said following the loss, as quoted by SPORT.

Girona are still second in the table, though, but only by a point, with Barcelona third. 

The Catalans will take on Atletico Madrid tomorrow though, in a tie that could realistically go either way right now. 

Assuming Barcelona get all three points vs Atleti, they will go second in the table, eight points adrift of Madrid, with nine gameweeks to spare now. 

In those nine games, Madrid have the easiest schedule of the top-three, with only one game against the top-four remaining. They can, therefore, extend their lead on top of the table, and win the league with multiple games to spare. 

That one clash does happen to be El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu, though. 

However, even under the assumption that Barcelona and Girona can go toe-to-toe with Madrid till the end of the season, Carlo Ancelotti’s side can clinch the title with two games to spare. 

Their third-last game of the season is against Deportivo Alaves, and a win there would clinch them La Liga. 

That is with the prediction that the Clasico ends in a stalemate – which it will likely not. 

Should Madrid come out victors against Barça in that game, though, they could go 11 points clear on top of the table, and could seal the trophy in gameweek 35 against Granada, away from home. 

Both Barcelona and Girona had a couple of chances to take advantage of Madrid’s slip-ups, but eventually neither side could match Los Blancos‘ winning pedigree, and the end seems very much near now, ending in yet another trophy. 

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final

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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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