Madrid takes advantage of break to make run for league title

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid saved its best for last in the Spanish league, putting itself in position to reclaim the title from its biggest rivals.

While Barcelona has endured an up-and-down return since the forced break, Madrid has been perfect, winning every match and entering the last two rounds with a four-point lead.

“Maybe the coronavirus confinement was the turning point that we needed to start reacting and fully focusing on what we needed to do when the league resumed,” Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said after the team’s 2-1 win over Granada on Monday, its ninth straight after the break.

“We prepared very well at home and after we came back,” Ramos said. “We had a goal of
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