MADRID: Real Madrid’s treble ambitions appear to be over as a late equaliser for struggling Valladolid punctured their hopes of winning the Spanish title.
Defender Sergio Ramos put Madrid ahead with a powerful 25-yard free-kick into the roof of the home net.
But without injured duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who was substituted after nine minutes, the visitors lacked genuine attacking threat and they were punished when substitute Humberto Osorio headed a late leveller.
Madrid, who won the Spanish Cup by beating Barcelona last month, will be eliminated from the title race if leaders Atletico Madrid beat visitors Malaga on Sunday. Real and Atletico face each other in the Champions League Final in Lisbon later this month.
In England Manchester City need one point to win the title after beating Aston Villa 4-0 while Sunderland are safe from the threat of relegation after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0.