Barcelona wants to sing the Alirón Liguero in Coruña
The azulgrana will travel to Riazor as league leaders with 83 points, 11 more than Atlético de Madrid (2nd), and 15 more than Real Madrid (3rd), with 12 points to be played before the end of the championship
Barcelona will look Sunday on the field of Deportivo de La Coruña (18th) to proclaim itself mathematically champion of the Spanish League, for which it needs a single point.
The azulgrana will travel to Riazor as league leaders with 83 points, 11 more than Atlético de Madrid (2nd), and 15 more than Real Madrid (3rd), with 12 points to be played before the end of the championship.
Although Atlético won in the Alavés field on Saturday, it would be placed with 75 points with the possibility of winning nine more points until the end of the season.
At best (assuming that Barça lost their last four games after drawing in Coruña), the rojiblancos could only tie at 84 points with Barcelona, which has won the difference of goals.
Who could not even reach it would be Real Madrid, which like Barça has a game less for the postponement of their meetings against Sevilla and Villarreal in the previous day for the final of the Copa del Rey, which won the Catalan team at Andalusian 5-0.
Although the Whites win the five remaining games, they could only reach 83 points, insufficient to reach the Catalans, who aim for their 25th League, which would complete the double that they started by winning the Cup.
– Iniesta through the front door –
The new title would also serve to bid farewell to Barça captain Andres Iniesta, who, according to all indications, will announce his departure to China this week at the end of the season.
“Winning a title – the Cup – and being close to another – La Liga – is to say that the season has been very good,” assured the midfielder, Sergio Busquets, after the Copa del Rey.
Behind, Atletico Madrid, with an eye on the return of the semifinals of the Europa League against Arsenal, will try to continue propping up his second place against the proximity of Real Madrid, four points with one game less.
The Whites receive on Saturday the Leganés, who after tying with the ‘Depor’ last weekend has very difficult to reach the European positions.
In the fight for the positions of Europa League, Getafe (8th, 48 points) faces a direct rival like Girona (9th, 47 points) with the ambition of being able to snatch Sevilla 7th league position, which after the defeat Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey, also gives access to Europe.
Behind, the Celta (10th) travels to Villarreal in search of a victory that also keeps him in the fight for the seventh position.
In the tail of the table, with Málaga and Las Palmas already descended, Deportivo de La Coruña, antepenultimate to 9 points of salvation that marks the Levant, will try to hurry their options of permanence on Sunday against Barcelona.
– Program of the 35th day of the League (GMT hours):
(19h00) Levante – Sevilla FC
(11h00) Espanyol – Las Palmas
(14h15) Real Sociedad – Athletic Bilbao
(16h30) Real Madrid – Leganés
(18h45) Villarreal – Celta de Vigo
(10h00) Getafe – Girona
(14h15) Alavés – Atlético de Madrid
(16h30) Valencia – Eibar
(18h45) Deportivo de La Coruña – FC Barcelona
(19h00) Betis – Málaga
2. Atlético de Madrid72342194541836
3. Real Madrid68332085803644
11. Real Sociedad43341271560546
19. Las Palmas213456232269-47