MX23RW : Monday, January 21 12:31:06
May 11, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Balaídos
Celta Vigo
2-0
Real Madrid
Charles (43', 63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Celta Vigo defeat ends Real Madrid's title hopes

A brace from Charles secures a 2-0 victory for Celta Vigo over Real Madrid, a result which ends Carlo Ancelotti's side's title hopes.

Real Madrid's La Liga title challenge came to an end as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo this evening.

Celta's Charles celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Real Madrid during the La Liga match on May 11, 2014© AFP

The home side began the game well as Michael Krohn-Dehli burst forward from midfield and teed up Nolito on the left. The winger cut inside onto his right foot, but his shot was deflected over by Luka Modric.

Nolito again caused havoc for the Madrid defence minutes later as he drilled a cross in from the left for Charles, but when unmarked in the penalty area he could only head wide of the target.

Madrid came back into the game when Alvaro Morata found Isco on the edge of the area and he fired a left-footed shot at goal, which was well saved by Sergio Alvarez.

Celta did take the lead just before the break when Charles robbed Sergio Ramos on the edge of his own area, rounding Diego Lopez and slotting the ball into an empty net.

After half time, Madrid responded and Ramos should have equalised for them from a corner, but he put his effort past the post from close range.

Minutes later, Modric was guilty of the same as he failed to hit the target after latching onto Marcelo's cross at the near post.

Celta took advantage of these missed opportunities by doubling their lead through Charles, who got his second of the game as he latched onto Xabi Alonso's poor back-pass and fired the ball past Lopez.

Carlo Ancelotti's side tried to press to get back into the game late on and Fabio Coentrao lifted an excellent cross into the box, but Willian Jose could only head over the bar.

Madrid threatened again through Asier Illarramendi as he raced into the area and he fired a low shot at goal, but Alvarez was there again to block the ball with his legs and secure the win for his side.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona20144256213546
2Atletico MadridAtletico20118130131741
3Real Madrid2011363024636
4Sevilla209653122933
5AlavesAlaves209562223-132
6Getafe208752516931
7Real Betis208572525029
8Valencia2051141918126
9Real Sociedad207582524126
10Levante207583235-326
11GironaGirona205962326-324
12Espanyol197392127-624
13Athletic Bilbao2041152126-523
14EibarEibar195772128-722
15Leganes205781824-622
16Real Valladolid205781723-622
17Celta Vigo205693234-221
18Rayo Vallecano2055102436-1220
19Villarreal203982126-518
20Huesca2025131739-2211

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