Match report | 9 MAY 2015

Real Madrid's title chances slip

The Whites, who were losing 0-2, fought back to draw with Valencia, however the point means they are four behind leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid and Valencia CF played out an exciting 2-2 draw in matchday 36 of Liga BBVA. Despite the fact Nuno's side were winning 0-2, goals from Pepe and Isco in the second period saw the home side draw. The share of the spoils means that Madrid are now four points off leaders FC Barcelona. Valencia, meanwhile, remain in fourth with 73 points.

The first half was exhilarating, with both sides pressing on and threatening from the off. It was Valencia who had the first chance, with Paco Alcácer forcing Iker Casillas into action, while Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hit the woodwork for Real Madrid. After these two chances, Valencia took control of the game, taking a two-goal lead thanks to Alcácer after 19 minutes and Javi Fuego seven minutes later. Before the break, Carlo Ancelotti's hit the post again through Javier Hernández, while Diego Alves saved a Ronaldo penalty.

The frenetic rhythm continued in the second 45, and 11 minutes after the restart Pepe made it 1-2 with a header. Madrid continue to fight, and six minutes from the end, Isco made the Bernabéu believe as he drew his side level. Despite the home side's best efforts the scoreline remained the same and the game finished 2-2.

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