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Real and Atletico warm up for European finals with Liga wins

AP  |  Barcelona 

Real and Atletico warmed up for their European finals by winning in the on Saturday.

didn't need resting forward to crush Celta Vigo 6-0 at home in its second-to-last match before final against

Atletico also won at crosstown rival Getafe 1-0 just four days before it plays for the crown.

in Rout

left Ronaldo off his squad as Madrid's star recovers from a that caused him to be substituted last weekend at Liga champion

led the way without him, scoring the opening two goals. Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, little-used defender Achraf Hakimi, and added on, along with an own goal by Celta's Sergi Gomez, to ease to the big win at home.

Madrid plays in the final round of the Liga season before final on May 26 in

Oblak Ensures Win


At Getafe, played what could likely be his starting 11 for the final in scored from a pass by in the eighth minute.

ensured the victory when he saved a penalty by Faycal Fajr in the 78th after fouled Angel Rodriguez in the area. Atletico maintained its hold on second place in the league.

& to Europa

and clinched berths for next season. Villarreal claimed one of the three spots after routing relegated Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 on the road. also earned a berth after drawing at Real Betis 2-2 and Getafe's loss.

Betis already ensured a finish among the fifth-to-seventh placed teams needed to go to the Europa League.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 10:10 IST
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