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Real Madrid on road to secure La Liga title vs Atletico after Barcelona loss

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Despite sitting on top of the table for a majority of the season, the 0-4 loss against Barcelona surely put a tiny scare in Real Madrid fans.

However, watching the Catalans’ performances since their return from the international break, Madrid can easily breathe a sigh of relief.

They are well set for their 35th La Liga win and could seal gold medals within the next three games. All Carlo Ancelotti needs to do is see his side through two wins and a draw, which would take them to 82 points.

With seven games remaining for Barcelona, the most they can garner is 21, pitting them at 81.

The cherry on top of this title-winning cake is that Madrid could, realistically, secure the title against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.

That said, their schedule in the coming weeks is hectic with an away trip to Osasuna and the Champions League semi-finals against Manchester City.

Karim Benzema and co. are comfortably placed to lift the league title and would not want to rush it, even if it means being patient for an additional week or two.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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