Atlético Madrid, the tension in the Spanish league there for a few hours restrained by a victory over Deportivo Alavés.
Joy when Kevin Gameiro (right), Fernando Torres and Thomas Partey.
The paper’s only remaining competitor of FC Barcelona won with 1-0 and narrowed the gap on the leader to eight points, with three matches to go. The Catalans play later on Sunday against Deportivo la Coruña and with a victory the title safe.
Atlético coach Diego Simeone played for Alavés without topschutter Antoine Griezmann, but with Diego Costa and Fernando Torres. The two attackers could not score a goal. Torres missed even a penalty kick in the 71st minute.
Kevin Gameiro, in the field for Costa, broke a few minutes later, the ban. The French attacker did not fail when Atlético again a penalty kick was given.