Barcelona set up a final-day La Liga title showdown with Atletico Madrid next Saturday after drawing with Elche.

It keeps Barca three points behind Atletico going into that game at the Nou Camp, where victory would see Barca win the title on head-to-head record.

However, a Barca win over Elche would not have changed anything in terms of what was needed on the final day.

The visitors had the best chances with Andres Iniesta hitting a fantastic volley which was saved by Manu.

Alexis Sanchez, Pedro and Lionel Messi all had opportunities before Adriano curled just wide late on for Barcelona.

Elche, whose point has secured their safety from relegation, failed to test Barcelona keeper Jose Manuel Pinto in the 90 minutes.

Had Atletico beaten Malaga in their match which was being played at the same time, Diego Simeone's team would have won the title. However, that match finished 1-1.

Last weekend, Barca's title hopes looked over after drawing 2-2 with Getafe to leave them three points off Atletico, with the club rumoured to be in talks with Luis Enrique about replacing head coach Gerardo Martino.

However a lot can change in eight days and they are now favourites to win the league in Martino's first season in charge.

Barca and Atletico drew 0-0 in their previous league meeting in January.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Elche

  • 01 Herrera Yagüe
  • 02 Suárez
  • 23 Cisma Booked
  • 24 Sánchez
  • 04 Rodríguez Lombán
  • 18 Pelegrín Booked
  • 15 Gil de Pareja Vicent (Boakye - 79' )
  • 06 Pérez Minguez Booked
  • 11 Corominas (Chaves de la Torre - 89' )
  • 17 Márquez (Rivera - 75' )
  • 25 Mendes Rodrigues

Substitutes

  • 05 Rivera
  • 08 Mantecón
  • 09 Boakye
  • 16 Chaves de la Torre
  • 21 Albácar Gallego
  • 28 Herrera
  • 31 Álvarez Fernández

Barcelona

  • 13 Pinto Colorado
  • 22 Dani Alves
  • 21 Adriano
  • 16 Busquets
  • 15 Bartra
  • 14 Mascherano Booked
  • 04 Fábregas (Xavi - 81' )
  • 08 Iniesta
  • 10 Messi
  • 09 Sánchez Booked
  • 07 Pedro Booked (Tello - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Montoya
  • 06 Xavi
  • 17 Song
  • 19 Afellay
  • 20 Tello
  • 24 Sergi
  • 25 Olazábal Paredes
Ref: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
Att: 33,069

Match Stats

Shots

8 20

On target

2 6

Corners

2 11

Fouls

16 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Elche 0, Barcelona 0.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Elche 0, Barcelona 0.

90:00 +1:35

Attempt saved. Xavi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

90:00 +0:30

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Carlos Sánchez (Elche).

88:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elche. Fidel replaces Coro.

88:10

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Domingo Cisma.

87:39

Attempt blocked. Dani Alves (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta with a headed pass.

86:44

Cristian Tello (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:44

Foul by Damián Suárez (Elche).

85:36

Attempt blocked. Cristian Tello (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

84:20

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

84:20

Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:37

Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cristian Tello.

81:51

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

81:51

Richmond Boakye (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Xavi replaces Francesc Fábregas.

79:59

Foul by Marc Bartra (Barcelona).

79:59

Alberto Rivera (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:57

Attempt missed. Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Richmond Boakye following a fast break.

78:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elche. Richmond Boakye replaces Carles Gil.

77:13

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Lombán.

76:53

Attempt blocked. Cristian Tello (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:29

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Pelegrín.

76:27

Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

74:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elche. Alberto Rivera replaces Javier Márquez.

73:24

Hand ball by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

72:55

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cristian Tello.

68:44

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Damián Suárez.

67:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Cristian Tello replaces Pedro.

64:55

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:55

Foul by Rubén Pérez (Elche).

64:17 Booking

Booking Rubén Pérez (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:12

Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:12

Foul by Rubén Pérez (Elche).

63:35

Offside, Barcelona. Dani Alves tries a through ball, but Lionel Messi is caught offside.

62:22

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro with a cross.

61:18 Booking

Booking Pedro (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:15

Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).

61:15

Manu Herrera (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:27

Attempt missed. Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Domingo Cisma.

59:01

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

57:55

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adriano with a cross.

56:59

Attempt missed. Carles Gil (Elche) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Coro.

55:51

Offside, Elche. Domingo Cisma tries a through ball, but Sergio Pelegrín is caught offside.

54:57 Booking

Booking Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:54

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

54:54

Coro (Elche) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:29

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:29

Foul by Javier Márquez (Elche).

49:41 Booking

Booking Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

49:25

Hand ball by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

47:51

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

47:51

Carles Gil (Elche) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:49

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Alves.

45:08

Offside, Elche. Javier Márquez tries a through ball, but Garry Mendes Rodrigues is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Elche 0, Barcelona 0.

45:00 +0:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Elche 0, Barcelona 0.

44:37

Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

41:38 Booking

Booking Domingo Cisma (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:29

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:29

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

41:06

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

38:59

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Garry Mendes Rodrigues.

38:36

Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:36

Foul by Sergio Pelegrín (Elche).

38:13

Hand ball by Javier Márquez (Elche).

37:22

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Manu Herrera.

36:28

Hand ball by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

34:49

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

34:49

Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:17

Hand ball by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

33:33

Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a cross.

33:07

Marc Bartra (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:07

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

32:26

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

32:26

Rubén Pérez (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:40

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Pelegrín.

30:37

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

29:53

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:53

Dangerous play by Javier Márquez (Elche).

28:49

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Rubén Pérez.

27:41 Booking

Booking Sergio Pelegrín (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:34

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:34

Foul by Sergio Pelegrín (Elche).

26:41

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

26:41

Carles Gil (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:27

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

25:27

Carles Gil (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:45

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas with a cross.

24:19

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Manu Herrera.

24:17

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

23:50

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:50

Foul by Carlos Sánchez (Elche).

23:23

Attempt missed. Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

21:41

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:41

Foul by Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche).

19:55

Offside, Barcelona. Francesc Fábregas tries a through ball, but Alexis Sánchez is caught offside.

17:06

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:06

Foul by Damián Suárez (Elche).

15:58

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

15:58

Sergio Pelegrín (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:16

Attempt missed. Rubén Pérez (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carles Gil.

13:56

Foul by Lionel Messi (Barcelona).

13:56

Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:56

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adriano with a headed pass.

12:53

Attempt saved. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

12:11

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Domingo Cisma.

11:12

Attempt blocked. Domingo Cisma (Elche) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Márquez with a cross.

10:48

Corner, Elche. Conceded by Marc Bartra.

10:20

Corner, Elche. Conceded by Dani Alves.

9:20

Dangerous play by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

9:20

Garry Mendes Rodrigues (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:28

Offside, Barcelona. Marc Bartra tries a through ball, but Lionel Messi is caught offside.

5:05

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

2:40

Foul by Marc Bartra (Barcelona).

2:40

Coro (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:32

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Damián Suárez.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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