Atletico ensured the La Liga race will go down to the final day as they claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Osasuna on Sunday evening.
Atletico Madrid took a giant step towards the La Liga title in dramatic circumstances by fighting their way back to beat Osasuna 2-1 at home on Sunday thanks to a late strike from Luis Suarez.
Los Rojiblancos dominated the game and hit the woodwork twice in the first half before having two goals ruled out for offside. It got worse as they fell behind in the 76th minute after a bullet header from Ante Budimir crossed the line before Jan Oblak could punch it away.
Atletico hit back with an emphatic finish from substitute Renan Lodi in the 82nd minute while top scorer Suarez completed the comeback by firing home from inside the area in the 88th.
Diego Simeone’s side nearly conceded an equaliser deep into added time though when Chimy Avila caught sight of goal but Oblak got across to parry before grabbing the ball with both hands.
The victory took Atletico on to 83 points after 37 games, two ahead of second-placed Real Madrid who won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao.
Elsewhere, Barcelona are no longer in the title conversation following their shock 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou. All games were played at the same time.
Atletico visit Real Valladolid on the final day of the season next Sunday while Real host Villarreal. Provided they can win that game, they would be crowned La Liga champions.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (7), Hermoso (6), Felipe (6), Savic (7), Trippier (7), Carrasco (6), Saul (6), Koke (6), Llorente (6), Suarez (8), Correa (7)
Substitute: Renan Lodi (7)
Osasuna: Herrera (8), Garcia (7), Ramalho (6), Cruz (5), Garcia (6), Garcia (7), Barja (7), Moncayola (6), Brasanac (5), Jony (8), Budimir (6)
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