Real Madrid beats Verona again and is close to the title

Real Madrid renewed its superiority over the surprise of the season, Verona, with a 4-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 24th round of the Spanish league on Saturday, and took an important step towards reclaiming the title from rivals Barcelona.

Real Madrid took the lead with Vinicius scoring a brilliant goal in the sixth minute, taking his tally to 7 goals in the league this season.

Vinicius transformed from a scorer to a playmaker in the 36th minute when he passed the ball beautifully with the outside of his right foot to Bellingham, who fired it into the net.

Real dealt the final blow to the Catalan visitors by scoring a third goal through Bellingham in the 54th minute after a brilliant individual effort from Vinicius.

Real secured the three points once and for all when they scored a fourth goal, this time through another Brazilian, Rodrigo, in the 61st minute.

With this win, Real overcame a two-point deficit in the final stage by drawing 1–1 against their visiting and arch-neighbors, Atlético, and now temporarily move 11 points clear of their rivals Barcelona (third and defending champions). Whoever plays has the lead in points. Against their visitors Granada on Sunday.

Real Madrid increased its score to 61 points in first place, 5 points behind second-placed Verona.

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti's side beat Verona 3-0 in the first leg, then repeated their victory on Saturday over the Catalan side, who played the match without their coach Michel due to his suspension.

Victory at the Santiago Bernabeu would have allowed Verona to continue believing in their crazy dream, which is to win the title, making them the first team to break the dominance of the Barcelona, ​​Real and Atletico trio since Valencia won. title 20 years ago, specifically in the 2003–2004 season.

But Real Madrid's experience played its part on Saturday, so that the royal club can be best prepared for its trip to Germany next Tuesday, where it will be the guest of Leipzig in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. The competition in which it won the title 14 times, most recently the season before last.

Bellingham, who left the field immediately after the goal due to an ankle injury, took his goal tally to 16, leaving him alone as top scorer, two goals ahead of Getafe striker Borja Mayoral.

Sociedad retreated

Real Sociedad continued its decline and lost to Osasuna for the first time since 2005 with a score of 0–1.

Sociedad's defeat to Osasuna came courtesy of a goal scored by Croatian Ante Budimir, ahead of the Basque club's tough trip to the French capital on Wednesday to face Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League competition.

Thus, the disappointing results of Sociedad continued, being satisfied with a single win in the last eight legs, causing its score to temporarily stabilize in seventh place at 37 points, while Osasuna temporarily increased its score to 29 in 11th place. Raised to points.

Villarreal returned from the Alaves Stadium with a draw point with a goal from Nigerian Samuel Omorodien (25th minute) against a goal from Jorge Cuenca (42nd minute), which temporarily increased its score to 25 points in 13th place, which Trailing its hosts by two points.

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