Messi briefly dragged Barca to within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid, who went on to beat Osasuna 2-1, but Santi’s brace created an insurmountable gap for Ronald Koeman’s men with just one league match remaining.
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Jules Kounde had given Julen Lopetegui’s side a seventh-minute lead only for the defender to commit the foul, which allowed Iago Aspas to equalise from the penalty spot.
Kroos slipped a short pass through two defenders to leave Benzema alone to beat goalkeeper Ivan Villar in the 20th.
Real Madrid ended the campaign on 87 points after the draw interrupted a run of 10 consecutive victories, five clear of second-placed FC Barcelona
Chukwueze came on for Gerard Moreno in the 59th minute of the encounter.
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Danish forward Martin Braithwaite from Leganes after capitalising on a curious La Liga rule to ease their shortage of options up front.
They were denied all three points by a late strike from Santi Mina
Zinedine Zidane is set to have Eden Hazard at his disposal once again, with the Real Madrid star recovering from his ankle injury in time for the clash with Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Suarez sustained the issue during Saturday’s La Liga fixture with Levante, a game which the Catalan giants lost by a 3-1 scoreline.
Having suffered a calf problem while on international duty with Argentina over the summer, Messi has not featured against either Athletic Bilbao or Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid’s early optimism was punctured by an 88th-minute equaliser by Real Valladolid as Zinedine Zidane’s side stumbled to a 1-1 draw in their first home game of the La Liga season on Saturday.
A statement from Madrid said Hazard underwent tests after training which revealed he had injured the anterior tendon in his left thigh but did not state how long the Belgian forward would be out of action for.
The 25-year-old, who hasn’t made a senior Chelsea appearance, joined the Blues back in 2012 and has spent time out on loan at numerous European sides.
Celta matched their hosts during the opening 45 minutes
Spanish La Liga champions FC Barcelona ensured they will end the year sitting top of the table by strolling to a comfortable 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Real Madrid have appointed Santiago Solari as head coach on a permanent basis after guiding the club to four successive wins while in temporary charge, according to reports.
As Real Madrid’s injury crisis deepens, defender Nacho Fernandez will miss two months and midfielder Casemiro around three weeks, reports in Spain indicated on Monday.
According to Toro.it, there had already been an approach during the January transfer window and Obi is not considered a first choice by Coach Walter Mazzarri.
The coach had just resumed after a prostrate cancer surgery when he was kicked out
Also, Atletico Madrid face third tier Lleida Esportiu who came from behind to knock out Real Sociedad on away goals and reach the last 16 for the first time.