#1 Perhaps the Champions League success for Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid was the best thing that could happen to Barcelona -- at least as far as the domestic title race is concerned. von jinshuiqian0713 24.07.2018 10:13

MADRID, Spain -- Perhaps the Champions League success for Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid was the best thing that could happen to Barcelona -- at least as far as the domestic title race is concerned. Stefan Charles Jersey . The Madrid clubs stumbled in the Spanish league on Sunday as they looked sapped of energy following their wins in the Champions League semifinals to set up a city derby in the final. That has provided Barcelona with renewed hope after the defending champion wrote itself off. Leader Atletico lost 2-0 at Levante, while Madrid needed a stoppage-time goal from Cristiano Ronaldo to draw 2-2 against Valencia at home. That came after Atletico beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and Madrid routed Bayern 4-0 in Munich in midweek. Chelsea went on to draw 0-0 on Sunday against Norwich to virtually fall out of contention in the Premier League race. "Specifically on the physical front. Atletico and Chelsea had the same problem (as us)," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said after the teams draw. "You cant give your maximum intensity like that and not pay the price for it." Atletico is still the front-runner as it needs only four points from its final two games -- against Malaga at home this Sunday before the trip to Barcelona on May 18. Atletico leads with 88 points and Barcelona is second with 85. Madrid has 83 points but with three games remaining, starting with Wednesdays match at Real Valladolid that will see the standings set for the last two rounds. "We cant forget that we depend on ourselves," Atletico captain Gabi Fernandez said. "Were 15 days from tasting glory, so weve got to keep fighting." Atletico holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Madrid, so even wins for Real at Valladolid, at Celta Vigo, and home to Espanyol wouldnt be enough unless Atletico drops points. "I only trust in Madrid and no other team. We have to do our job and see what happens," Madrid defender Marcelo said. "First off, we have to win our games. We cant worry about other teams, we need to worry about ourselves, win, and then see." Ronaldos turn-of-his-boot volley to stab in a 92nd-minute cross allowed Madrid to remain in the race. "Cristianos goal was very, very important because if we had lost it would have meant we lost any chance of winning the league," Ancelotti said. "It was a key play. Weve got three games left, and on Wednesday well play better." Barcelona looked to have given up on winning a fifth title in six years after conceding a stoppage-time equalizer to relegation-battling Getafe in a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Now, suddenly, Barcelona remains in the hunt, but needs Madrid to drop points to have a chance to avoid a first season without a major trophy since 2007. If Atletico and Barcelona end up tied on points, Barcelona will hold the head-to-head advantage as that scenario will arrive only with the titleholder beating Atletico on the final day. "One day someone said this league was boring, and now its very fun," Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said. "What we have left is a couple of rounds of pure football." Breeland Speaks Jersey . - Wesley Matthews got a chance to practice his bow-and-arrow 3-point celebration on Sunday night. Demarcus Robinson Jersey . As TSN reported Thursday, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is under intense pressure from the federal government to focus drug testing on athletes who compete in international events representing Canada. Since funding for the tests has been frozen and the cost of testing can eclipse $1,000 per test, university athletes in a number of sports are being tested less often. http://www.chiefsstoreauthentic.com/authentic-sammy-watkins-chiefs-jersey/ . "I love the game, its the best job you can have," he explained Tuesday as the players left Joe Louis Arena for the summer. "Ill sit down with my wife and well go from there.The Winnipeg Goldeyes won a wild game in St. Paul, MN on Tuesday night. The Goldeyes (60-34) were able to take the extra inning four-hour marathon 10-6 over the St. Paul Saints (47-46) in front of 6,009 fans at Midway Stadium. The win gives the Goldeyes 60 on the season, which ties a franchise record for the most in a season. Goldeyes five-year Catcher Luis Alen was also able to break a franchise record of his own, as he hit is 124th and 125th career doubles. The recording setting double (124) came in the scoreless second inning. The Goldeyes didnt take long to open up a lead in the game. They got four hits in the first inning that led to three runs in the frame. Jake Blackwood got on base with a single, and then was advanced by Tyler Kuhn, who hit a double. Blackwood would come around to score on a single from Casey Haerther. Kuhn would come home on a wild pitch, and Haerther would score on an error by the Saints first baseman. The Saints would muster a response in the bottom of the first as their lead off batter Mitch Elliott got on base on a walk and then was brought home on a Vince DiFazio RBI single. The two teams starting pitchers would put up zeros for four straigght innings before the Goldeyes were able to add to their lead. Sammy Watkins Chiefs Jersey. Alen got on base with a single to lead off the top of the sixth before being driven in by Blackwood. Again the Saints would respond in the bottom half of the same inning. They would score two runs on four hits to bring themselves within one run of the Fish. Going into the bottom of the ninth the Goldeyes still held that one run lead. The Saints were able to squeak out a run though to tie the game and send it to extras. In the tenth, both teams were able to gain one run in their half of the inning, which squared up the score at five and pushed the game to the eleventh. After neither team was able to put up a run in the eleventh the game went to the twelfth where the Goldeyes took their third and final lead of the night. They managed to double their score on five hits in the top of the inning. In the bottom half of the frame, the Saints got one run back after loading the bases, but werent able to overcome the five-run deficit. Barry Fowler, who came in and pitched the eleventh and twelfth innings for the Goldeyes earned the win. Saints pitcher, Drew Ghelfi was charged with the loss. The Goldeyes and Saints will play game two of this three-game series on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Fish will send Ryan Bollinger to the mound to face the Saints starter Justin Klipp. The two teams will then wrap up the series on Thursday, a game that marks the Saints last ever at Midway Stadium, as they are set to move to a new downtown ballpark next season. Cheap Jerseys Store China Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China NFL Gear ' ' '

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