Madrid are not out and they will fight for La Liga for sure until the end of the season. But they are not favorites anymore
Last Thursday, January 15 Real Madrid was eliminated from Copa del Rey. 2-2 against Atlético de Madrid useless to classify. That day they invented an excuse: "Being out of Copa will be good for us because we will be able to focus on La Liga." It was said by some players and by the coach. This way, Ancelotti took the commitment to win the title.
Since they said they would focus on La Liga, they have lost 11 points. The same number of points they had lost until that day
That day, the Whites were leaders with a point more than Barça and a pending match. And since that day they started to focus on La Liga, they have started losing steam.
Afterwards, almost losing in Córdoba, winning in Sevilla to be 4 points above and then losing at Calderón. But Barça's defeat versus Málaga gave them four-points margin and it seemed their leadership was solid. But not.
We know that Real Madrid tied vs Villarreal and lost against Bilbao. Lost leadership. And things even get more complicated after yesterday's match at Camp Nou. Without doing a bad match, without being inferior to the opponent, the Whites went back home with a four-point distance. Since they said they would focus on La Liga, they have lost 11 points. The same number of points they had lost until that day.
Madrid are not out and they will fight for La Liga for sure until the end of the season. But they are not favorites anymore. Not even concentrating in La Liga they achieved that. Not even being the great candidate. They have only won one out of the last six Ligas. Will it be one out of 7? What kind of supremacy do they try to get?