Real Madrid's La Liga title aspirations all but ended on Wednesday night thanks to Humberto Osorio's late equaliser that lifted Real Valladolid out of the relegation zone.
Madrid fans also watched on as Cristiano Ronaldo hobbled off injured early on, with just 17 days until the Champions League final against Atlético Madrid.
In Ronaldo and the injured Gareth Bale's absence, Sergio Ramos hit a superb free-kick to give the visitors the lead after they had to weather a storm from the hosts.
But just as they looked to have tied up the points, Osorio headed home in the closing stages to give his side a lifeline and leave Madrid almost needing a miracle to win the title.
Carlo Ancelotti's side, who knew this was a must-win after their 2-2 draw with Valencia at the weekend, trail table-toppers Atlético Madrid by four points, with two games remaining, and are a point behind Barcelona.
Tantalisingly, Barça host Atlético on the final day in what could be a dramatic title decider.