La Liga now a final day, two-horse race as Atleti falls to Levante

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For Barcelona, it’ll be win-and-in on the final day of La Liga’s season, while Real Madrid has to hope its longtime rivals falter at Granada.

Atletico Madrid, however, must put its silverware focus on the UEFA Champions League final against Real.

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That’s because Atleti sacrificed a 1-0 lead on Sunday at Levante, falling 2-1 and ensuring it could only match Barca on points come the end of the season.

Barca holds the tiebreaker on both Madrid sides, and beat Espanyol 5-0 Sunday for a derby win that keeps them a point ahead of Real.

Real beat Valencia 3-2 on Sunday and closes out its La Liga campaign on May 15 at Deportivo. They’ll need a win and a Barca draw or loss.


Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Barcelona 37 28 4 5 109 29 80 16-1-2 12-3-3 88
Real Madrid 37 27 6 4 108 34 74 16-1-2 11-5-2 87
Atlético Madrid 37 27 4 6 61 18 43 14-3-1 13-1-5 85