Atletico Madrid remain on course after an immensely lucky win in the race for their first championship title since 2014. On matchday 34 of the Primera Division, the team of coach Diego Simeone won 1-0 (1-0) at relegation-threatened FC Elche, for which Fidel Chaves shot a penalty to the post in stoppage time (90 + 1).
Atletico expanded their lead over pursuers Real Madrid and FC Barcelona to five points, at least temporarily. Marcos Llorente (24th) scored for the guests who, after having had a sovereign performance up to then, became careless in the final phase and had to tremble for victory. After a stupid handball Llorentes in the penalty area threatened a bitter setback.
Real welcomes CA Osasuna on Saturday evening (9 p.m. at LIVETICKER). Barca, who failed 2-1 in the catch-up game against Granada CF on Thursday, will have to play at Valencia CF on Sunday evening. Next Saturday (4.15 p.m.) Barcelona and Atletico will face each other in a groundbreaking duel at Camp Nou.