Their dreams of a first title since the 2013-14 season appeared to have suffered a damaging blow 15 minutes from full-time when Ante Budimir struck completely against the run of play in Sunday's clash at Wanda Metropolitano.
Diego Simeone's side had earlier wasted a string of opportunities, twice hit the post and had strikes from Stefan Savic and Yannick Carrasco ruled out, though they dug deep to turn the game around in the final eight minutes.
19 - Luis Suárez 🇺🇾 has equaled Youssef En Nesyri as the player to have provided the most points for this team thanks to his goals in #LaLiga this season (20 goals - 19 points). Decisive#AtletiOsasuna pic.twitter.com/ThPzKCASEk— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 16, 2021
Substitute Renan Lodi equalized and Suarez atoned for some earlier misses by firing in a winner for Atleti, the result moving them two points above Real Madrid – the only side that can now catch them – with one game left in the season.