Barcelona: Why Catalans Will Beat Real Madrid To La Liga Title

Barcelona: Why Catalans Will Beat Real Madrid To La Liga Title

Barcelona: Why Catalans Will Beat Real Madrid To La Liga Title

Barcelona sits one point ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga with one match left to play and can clinch the title with a victory over 16th-place Granada. There was, however, a bit of confusion in the second half, which can happen from time to time.

Rafinha scores his first goal since returning from a serious knee injury before Neymar completed the rout.

Atletico knocked out Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals, setting up a rematch against Real just like two years ago when Cristiano Ronaldo and company won 4-1 in extra time.

Ronaldo quickly restored Real's two-goal advantage, but Gomes ensured a nervy finish when he smashed home from the edge of the box before Valencia were reduced to 10 men late on when Rodrigo was shown a straight red card.

Atletico's defeat open up the road to another title for FC Barcelona with a win or any other results better than Real Madrid next weekend.

This year Barcelona, Real and Atletico all won their groups while Sevilla dropped down to the Europa League in a tough group with Manchester City and Juventus.

Atletico Madrid, however, saw their challenge fall at the penultimate hurdle as they surprisingly lost 2-1 away to already relegated Levante.

He said: "We had been far superior in the first leg and we could have defined the qualifier, but the way we left it and then having to play there, well, that was very hard". It also would have been great to have been in the Champions League final but it wasn't to be. We realise it will not be easy, though.

It was Fernando Torres who gave Atletico a stunning start with a goal after just two minutes, but the visitors were unable to push on at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. Getafe and Sporting Gijon have 36 points each, but Getafe is outside the relegation zone on the tiebreaker against Sporting.

Rayo Vallecano also remains in the bottom three after losing 2-1 at Real Sociedad.

Real will perhaps take comfort from the fact that their lone win did come in the Champions League - a 1-0 quarter-final success at the Bernabeu last March that knocked Atletico out.

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