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May 11, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Balaídos
Celta Vigo
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Real Madrid
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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
1Barcelona1273234181624
2Sevilla1272324141023
3Atletico MadridAtletico12651168823
4AlavesAlaves127231712523
5Espanyol126331610621
6Real Madrid126242016420
7Real Valladolid1245399017
8Levante125251819-117
9GironaGirona124531314-117
10Real Sociedad124441514116
11Getafe124441110116
12Real Betis124441215-316
13EibarEibar124351218-615
14Celta Vigo123542220214
15Valencia1228289-114
16Villarreal122551113-211
17Athletic Bilbao121741319-610
18Leganes12246916-710
19Rayo Vallecano121471425-117
20Huesca121381025-156

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