La Liga title race as it happened

Live text commentary as Atletico Madrid and Barcelona set up a winner-takes-all final-day title showdown.

11 May 2014 Last updated at 17:00

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As it happened

  1. 20:20: 

    Thanks for joining us today for a thrilling day in La Liga.

    But really today was just about setting up next Sunday's match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid; arguably one of the biggest league games of all time.

    Two teams will enter the field - one will leave as champions.

    Needless to say, we will be running full live text commentary of that game. See you there.

  2. 20:17: 

    You may have noticed we've been vague about what day next weekend the Barcelona-Atletico Madrid game was.

    Well that's because the Spanish league hasn't decided yet! It could either be on Saturday or Sunday.

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    James Gallagher: The 3 title contenders gained 5 points from a possible 21 this week, Real Madrid having a particularly spectacular collapse

    Martin Burridge: Ancelotti missed a trick with a weaker team today. A win for real today, and on the final day along with barca, would've done

  4. 20:08: 
    Gerardo Martino

    A few weeks ago it looked like Barcelona were out of the title race.

    By all accounts, coach Gerardo Martino is being replaced this summer, possibly by Luis Enrique, whose Celta Vigo beat Real Madrid 2-0 today.

    A bit harsh considering they could easily win the title next weekend in his first season in charge. His first season coaching outside of South America too.

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    Daniel Taktak: That's 2 weeks in a row where none of la liga's big three have won. What a May for the bookies in Spain!

    Iregbenu Paul: Who now wins the La Liga? Getting dicey and tough, I guess.

    Tom Thrall: Sure this season La Liga has had more excitement/drama than the Premier League?

  6. 20:03: 
    Diego Simeone

    I don't think anybody would believe the end to the season Atletico Madrid face.

    Next weekend it's Barcelona for the title, the following weekend they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final - that's the first ever derby in a European Cup final by the way.

    How good a job has Diego Simeone done, no matter what happens now?

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    Mark, Lincoln Imp: Much as I hate to say it I think Atletico have blown it...2 chances to wrap this up and they have not taken either

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    Alex Haworth: What an end to the season. Who chose to have Barcelona against Atletico on the final day of the season?

    Who could have guessed that game would be a title decider back in August?

  9. 19:58: 
    David Villa

    In the end, it wouldn't have mattered if Barcelona had found a winner today - it wouldn't have changed the final-day situation.

    However Atletico would have clinched the title had they won. Will Diego Simeone's side rue their failure to score a second?

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    Rob, Newbury: Ancelotti might be available for the United job after all...

    Lougie in Fife: Going to the title decider at the nou camp next week! Boom!!

  11. 19:54: 
    La Liga title race

    So that sets up a game so big that it couldn't be overhyped.

    Barca host Atletico Madrid next weekend. The winners are the champions of Spain. A draw will be enough for Diego Simeone's Atletico.

  12. 19:51: 
    Full-time- Celta Vigo 2-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid lost their game by the way, they cannot win the title anymore.

  13. 19:50: 
    Full-time- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga

    The race for the La Liga title will go down to the final day of the season after an astonishing game.

  14. 19:49: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga

    Adrian Lopez almost wins the title for Atletico Madrid but his curling shot is tipped just over by Willy Caballero. Literally an inch or two away from the La Liga crown.

  15. 19:48: 
    Full-time- Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona have dropped two points here. But it won't be costly unless Atletico Madrid score.

  16. 19:48: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga

    It's all Atletico. Home players swarm into the Malaga area as the seconds tick by but the visitors are hanging on. Will there be a late, late twist?

  17. 19:47: 

    While Atletico Madrid have five bonus minutes to score; Barcelona have three.

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    Hussein Alloo in Cambridge: Re Matthew Lamb at [19.35], surely Real Madrid also face the double opportunity as well?

  19. 19:44: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Elche striker Richmond Boakye, on loan from Juventus, had the chance to be an Atletico Madrid legend there as he broke at speed but his pass to a team-mate was poor and the counter-attack was squandered. We're approaching injury time now.

  20. 19:42: 
    RED CARD- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga - Angeleri (88 mins)

    Malaga will play out the last few minutes with 10 men after Marcos Angeleri is sent off for a second yellow card following a foul outside the Atletico penalty area. It seems a harsh decision but it's advantage Atletico. From the resulting free-kick Jose Sosa bends the ball into the side netting. The fourth official signals five additional minutes.

  21. 19:40: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga

    Malaga's players are counting down the clock. More jeers ring out as play is held up while a visiting player receives treatment.

  22. 19:40: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Adriano almost puts Barcelona ahead but his curling effort from the edge of the box goes just wide. Tense times in Madrid and Elche at the moment.

  23. 19:40: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga

    It's fast and it's furious. With Barcelona still drawing, Atletico have five minutes of normal time to find the winner they need to secure the title. Otherwise it's all eyes on the Nou Camp next week.

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    Matthew Lamb: Real are surrendering their chances, but the double opportunity is still on for atleti, what a season they've had

    Leo: I need something interesting to happen in La Liga for my AS Spanish Speaking tomorrow

  25. 19:35: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga

    After a rocky spell, the momentum is back with Atletico. The home fans, many with radios glued to their ears as they listen to news of Barcelona, raise the decibel levels another few notches. This is going to be a tense last 10 minutes.

  26. 19:34: 
    La Liga title race

    Where are we all things title now?

    Well one goal from Atletico Madrid and they are champions - presuming Barcelona don't score at Elche. Or if Elche score, then Atleti win the league.

    Otherwise, it's winner-takes-all on the final day between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

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    Adam Botley: Surely it's time for Gareth to Bale out Los Blancos now!

    Too late, Willian Jose has come on to be their final change.

  28. 19:30: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona right-back Dani Alves does well to quell an Elche attack. Tense times for the Catalans - 105 minutes left of the season.

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    Emmanuel Abasiubong: It's strange how the league title is desperately calling upon Real Madrid, yet they seem to afraid to go for it.

    Thesportsbreakfast: Atletico don't look like scoring anytime soon.

    Edmund Chei Baffour: Atletico is trying to do a Liverpool. Capitulate.

    Joe Cooper: Mes que un club? Now's your time to show it Barca

  30. 19:28: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Malaga - Alderweireld (74 mins)

    Talk about timing. Atletico's Toby Alderweireld had not scored a La Liga goal before this game but the big defender, who is unmarked, rises high above the Malaga defence to nod home a corner. That's poor defending from the hosts. But few inside the Vicente Calderon care. Atletico are level. And tney can still wrap up the title.

  31. 19:26: 
    La Liga title race

    So how does this change the title race? Not much as it stands but...

    It'll still come down to a winner-takes-all final-day showdown between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. If these scores stay the same, a draw will be enough for Atleti. But if Barca can score against Elche, a draw on the final day would see them retain their title.

    Real Madrid are out of the race.

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    Suresh: Real just setting up for a barnstorming 30 mins by going 2-0 down and coming back to win 2-3?

    Capital R: Talk about drama.. La Liga!.

    Adam Race: Squeaky bum tiempo?

  33. 19:21: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Hearts in mouths time for Barcelona as goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto rushes out to the edge of his box to take the ball off an Elche player and then goes on a dribble until he plays the ball to a team-mate maybe 25 yards away from his goal.


  34. 19:20: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 0-1 Malaga - Samu (65 mins)

    Well, well, well. A huge moment in the race for the La Liga title race as Samu, against the run of play, bundles the ball into the back of the net following a mistake in the Atletico defence. That came from nowhere. Suddenly, the atmosphere changes. Malaga's 100 travelling fans are celebrating wildly. Atletico's followers are chewing their nails.

  35. 19:18: 
    GOAL- Celta Vigo 2-0 Real Madrid - Charles (64 mins)

    It's another Charles goal and it's another comedy error by a Real Madrid player. Xabi Alonso's backpass to Diego Lopez is absolutely dreadful and Charles nips in to steal the ball and double his tally.

  36. 19:17: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga

    Having spent most of the game on the defensive, Malaga catch Atletico on the counter but Thibaut Courtois, the on-loan Chelsea keeper, is quickly off his line to clear the danger as Roque Santa Cruz looks set to score. Nervous, nervous times inside the Vicente Calderon.

  37. 19:17: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona could have had a chance there - unfortunately for them Pedro's ball from out on the left across to Alexis Sanchez wasn't the best and keeper Manu held it.

    If he'd got his angles right there, that could have been 1-0.

  38. 19:13: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga

    Big moment in the game as David Villa breaks free inside the Malaga area and dispatches a powerful shot which appears to be heading for the net before keeper Willy Caballero stretches out a right arm to divert the ball out for a corner.

  39. 19:13: 
    Substitution- Celta Vigo 1-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid make a double change - Fabio Coentrao and Asier Illarramendi coming on for Arvalo Arbeloa and Sami Khedira, who was making his return after about six months out injured.

    Gareth Bale remains on the bench - Carlo Ancelotti has only one substitute left.

  40. 19:11: 
    Yellow card- Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is the latest player to be booked, this time for a crunching tackle on Coro - he won the ball although maybe came in from behind.

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    Edu: Morata not quite good enough for this Real Madrid side who are having to rely on Modric and Isco in attack.

  42. 19:08: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Carles Gil goes on an amazing run from deep in his own half and just when it looks like Elche could take a shock lead, he gets his cross wrong and Marc Bartra heads clear. For a moment I thought we were going to have a goal of the season.

  43. 19:07: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga

    Jeers ring round the ground as Malaga's Portuguese forward Eliseu is booked for time wasting. The tension levels increase. Fans are on the edge of their seats. No sign of a goal so far in this half from Atletico.

  44. 19:05: 
    Yellow card- Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is booked for a deliberate handball miles away from anyone's goal. Needless.

  45. 19:03: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Less than two minutes into the second half and Lionel Messi has a chance for Barcelona. He beats the offside trap to control a long ball but defender Sergio Pelegrin makes him work to get the shot away and Manu is able to save it.

  46. 19:01: 

    Back under way in all three games. What will the next 45 minutes bring? Will Los Rojiblancos clinch the title?

  47. 18:53: 
    La Liga title race

    If the scores remain like this then the title will be decided in a winner-takes-all match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp on the final day of the season next week.

    Real Madrid's faint hopes of winning La Liga will be over unless they overturn a 1-0 deficit at Celta Vigo.

  48. 18:48: 
    Half-time- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga

    It's goalless at the interval. There's tension inside the Vicente Calderon after Atletico created - and spurned - a host of chances.

  49. 18:46: 
    Half-time- Celta Vigo 1-0 Real Madrid

    Half-time in Vigo too. As things stand Real Madrid are out of the title race entirely.

  50. 18:46: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga

    Half-time is fast approaching and Atletico will be wondering how on earth they are not ahead. Koke stabs Juanfran's dangerous low cross wide before Raul Garcia sends a free header wide from inside the six-yard area.

  51. 18:45: 
    Half-time- Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Half-time from Elche - as things stand nothing has changed right at the top. Still three points between first and second.

  52. 18:43: 
    GOAL- Celta Vigo 1-0 Real Madrid - Charles (43 mins)

    It's a horrible moment for Sergio Ramos as the Real Madrid defender slips and Celta Vigo striker Charles makes the most of it, going around Diego Lopez before beating defenders on the line from an angle. Are Real's slim title hopes over?

  53. 18:39: 
    YELLOW CARD- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga

    Atletico Madrid still have nothing to show for wave after wave of sweeping moves inside the Malaga half . The hosts are growing agitated and their frustration deepens further when Turkish midfielder Arda Turan dives inside the area while being challenged by Ignacio Camacho. Yellow card for the Atletico man.

  54. 18:34: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Pedro is the latest player to have a go for Barcelona, his powerful header from 16 yards out just going wide of Manu's left-hand post. The keeper looked relieved.

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    Shohidur Rahman on Twitter: Atletico Madrid have the best defence in Europe yet Miranda and Filipe Luis not in the Brazil squad. Make sense of that.

  56. 18:31: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi lines up a shot from 25 yards and it's on target but Sergio Pelegrin gets his head onto it to concede a corner, from which Elche attempt to counter but fail.

    You feel a goal is coming. Hopefully. For someone. Anyone.

  57. 18:31: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga

    David Villa winces in pain after taking a bang to the head while challenging for a cross inside the Malaga area. There's a terrific amount of noise inside the Vicente Calderon but still we await a goal as the match reaches the half hour point.

  58. 18:28: 
    Yellow card- Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Elche defender Sergio Pelegrin is booked for a foul on Lionel Messi.

    From the free-kick Barca win a corner, but that comes to nothing.

  59. 18:25: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Elche's Cape Verde international winger Garry Mendes Rodrigues sees all the headlines in tomorrow's papers. "Rodrigues wondergoal wins La Liga title for Atletico."

    Unfortunately his volley did not mach his dreams and it flies over the crossbar.

  60. 18:23: 
    La Liga title race

    A quarter of the way through the games and we're still awaiting our first goal.

  61. 18:22: 
    Celta Vigo 0-0 Real Madrid

    Rafa Alcantara, who is on loan at Celta Vigo from Barcelona, almost does his parent club a favour with a well-struck effort from 25 yards.

    Unfortunately for him, Celta and Barca, it's straight at keeper Diego Lopez. As things stand Real are out of the title race. But there is 68 minutes left for everything to change. These three games won't end goalless!

  62. 18:21: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga

    Injured striker Diego Costa is pictured tucking into a sandwich in an executive box and it is his Atletico Madrid team-mates who are looking hungry on the pitch. Most of the action is taking place inside the Malaga half, but the visitors are hanging on. Brazilian defender Filipe Luis whips in a dangerous cross which causes panic before being hacked clear.

  63. 18:21: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona almost take the lead, Alexis Sanchez controls Cesc Fabregas's ball forward brilliantly but curls just wide of Manu's goal.

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    John McEnerney on Twitter: In 2002 Bayer Leverkusen were a breath of fresh air and ended up with nothing. I fear the same is going to happen to Atletico. Barca for the La Liga title.

  65. 18:17: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Elche's Ruben Perez tries an audacious effort from 25 yards but it doesn't trouble Jose Manuel Pinto.

    There's got to be a goal coming in one of these games shortly. Surely.

  66. 18:15: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga

    Big miss for Atletico as Raul Garcia tees up David Villa with a clever flick. But the former Barcelona player, who is unmarked inside the Malaga area with only the keeper to beat, fires against the bar. Atletico will hope they don't come to regret that.

  67. 18:13: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona have a sniff on goal there - Alexis Sanchez tries to get on the end of Cesc Fabregas's lofted pass but his header does not test keeper Manu.

    But they win a corner and moments later Andres Iniesta hits a fantastic volley from the edge of the box which is saved by Manu - that's the best moment of the game so far.

  68. 18:12: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga
    Atletico Madrid fans

    There's a cracking atmosphere inside the Vicente Calderon where Atletico's expectant fans are in the mood for a party. This could be a day for patience. Malaga have settled quickly and are spraying the ball around well. Neither keeper has had anything to do so far.

  69. 18:09: 
    Celta Vigo 0-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid, without Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale, yet to fashion an opening in the first eight minutes at Celta Vigo - even if they win they would be out of the title hunt if Atletico Madrid win.

  70. 18:06: 
    Elche 0-0 Barcelona
    Lionel Messi

    Barcelona start on the front foot at Elche but have been unable to break down the home defence yet.

    Lionel Messi has just been caught offside - could be a tense evening at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.

  71. 18:07: 
    YELLOW CARD- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Malaga

    Atletico are looking lively in the opening exchanges. A powerful run by Raul Garcia is brought to an end by Weligton's lunge which results in Malaga's Brazilian defender receiving an early caution.

  72. 18:03: 

    All three games featuring Atletico, Barcelona and Real are under way.

  73. 18:00: 
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga (18:00 BST)

    The evening sun is beaming down on the capital of Spain and there are handshakes all round between the players of Atletico and Malaga. We're almost ready to go.

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    Etuwewe Prince on Twitter: The real battle is between Atletico and Barca. Real Madrid need a miracle.

  75. 17:57: 
    La Liga title race

    We're minutes away from kick-off in all three games featuring teams at the top of La Liga. Will the next 90 minutes decide the destiny of the title?

  76. 17:54: 
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga (18:00 BST)

    Malaga's former Manchester City and Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz is happy to be able to have a say in the title race. Malaga start the penultimate weekend of the league season requiring two points to make certain of their safety.

    "It's an amazing game to play in because of how important it is for them," the 32-year-old told the BBC World Football Show. "We will try to do our thing. For them it's a final and if we don't take it as a final also, they will win. The atmosphere will be brilliant.

    "Everyone said they won't be holding on until the end of the season and now they are standing there. It's a big achievement, it's incredible. I think it's one of the most exciting finishes to a season in many years. We're happy to be part of it."

    La Liga title race

    OptaJose on Twitter: Real Madrid have won their last six trips to Celta Vigo in La liga, their best ever away run against Celta.

  78. 17:48: 
    Celta Vigo v Real Madrid (18:00 BST)

    Real Madrid's former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso accepts his team are unlikely to win La Liga, saying: "It's not over, but it is now difficult." Real beat Barcelona to win the Copa del Rey and will be crowned champions of Europe if they beat Atletico Madrid in the final in Lisbon on 24 May.

    But Carlo Ancelotti's side have drawn their last two league games and look set to miss out on the title for a second successive season.

    "We haven't thrown it away, but we've let points slip in certain matches," adds Alonso.

  79. 17:44: 
    Elche v Barcelona (18:00 BST)

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi urges his team not to slip up after becoming masters of their title fate again. The 22-time La Liga champions looked set for a season without a major trophy until Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 at Levante last weekend to reopen the championship race.

    Victories over Elche and Atletico next weekend would see Barcelona retain La Liga. "We have to make the most of this and not let the chance slip," Messi said.

    La Liga title race

    OptaJose on Twitter: Atletico Madrid have only lost one of their last seven league meetings with Malaga, though that did come in the Calderon (0-3 in 2011).

    OptaJose on Twitter: Celta Vigo have only won two of their last 13 league meetings with Real Madrid, and both of those came at the Bernabeu (D2 L9).

    OptaJose on Twitter: Elche have won six and lost six of their last 14 home league games against Barcelona, drawing the other two.

  81. 17:39: 
    Atletico Madrid v Malaga (18:00 BST)

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone plays down the pressure facing his players and describes their situation at the top of the La Liga table as a "beautiful moment".

    Los Rojiblancos know they have to beat Malaga to keep the pressure on their title rivals. They suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at Levante last time out but - thanks to results elsewhere - still maintain a three-point lead on nearest rivals Barcelona with two games to go, while Real Madrid are a further point back.

    "This is not pressure," Simeone said. "It is responsibility. This is a beautiful moment, we are going to do our best and I hope we will play a perfect game."

  82. 17:34: 
    Tweeting his way to the La Liga title?
    Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone

    Can you imagine Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini or Chelsea's Jose Mourinho on Twitter? Me neither. But Diego Simeone opened an account last week and the Atletico Madrid boss has wasted no time using it to galvanise his club's fan base.

    The first tweet the former Argentina midfielder posted was a smiling picture of himself accompanied with the message: "We have to believe. And we believe". He followed that with: "Talking about football at my Calderon. This stadium never sleep; it's just getting ready for what is coming," next to a picture of himself being interviewed by the media.

    Will the 44-year-old be tweeting about a title success later?

  83. 17:30: 
    Line-ups- Atletico Madrid v Malaga (18:00 BST)

    Atletico Madrid start with David Villa up front after Diego Costa failed a fitness test on a thigh injury that caused him to miss training on Friday.

    Gabi, Arda Turan and Raul Garcia are playing behind Villa, with Brazilian midfielder Diego on the bench.

    Former Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz starts up front for Malaga.

    Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Alderweireld, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Tiago, Koke, Gabi, Arda; Raul Garcia, Villa.

    Malaga: Willy; Antunes, Weligton, Angeleri, Eliseu; Camacho, Sergi Darder, Samuel, Amrabat; Duda, Santa Cruz.

  84. 17:26: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Atletico Madrid v Malaga (18:00 BST)

    Prolific Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa, who has been struggling with a thigh problem, misses out. How much of a blow is that to Atletico?

  85. 17:24: 
    Elche v Barcelona (18:00 BST)

    Barcelona start with a front three of Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi and Pedro. Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas also feature with Xavi on the bench.

    Elche: Manu H, Damian, Lomban, Pelegrín, D Cisma, R Perez, C. Sanchez, J Marquez, Rodrigues, Carles Gil, Coro.

    Barcelona: Pinto, Dani Alves, Mascherano, Bartra, Adriano, Sergio, Fabregas, Iniesta, Sanchez, Messi, Pedro.

  86. 17:21: 
    Celta Vigo v Real Madrid (18:00 BST)

    Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira makes his first appearance since injuring his knee in November. The World Cup hopeful, who has been named in Germany's provisional squad, is in the starting line-up.

    Goalkeeper Iker Casillas drops back down to the bench after playing in Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid. Diego Lopez takes his place. Gareth Bale joins him on the list of substitutes

    Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Ramos, Khedira, Marcelo, Alonso, Casemiro, Arbeloa, Nacho, Modric, Morata, Isco. Subs: Casillas, Coentrao, Bale, Illarra, Burgui, Willian Jose, Raul de Tomas.

    Celta Vigo: Alvarez Conde, Castro Otto, Aurtenetxe, Krohn-Dehli, Cabral, Fontas, Fernandez, Alcantara do Nascimento, Dias de Oliveira, Orellana, Agudo Duran.

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    So, a thrilling La Liga title race is approaching a climax. Who do you think deserves to be crowned champions of Spain? Will Atletico throw away all their hard work on the home straight? Will Barca's experience shine through? Have Real left themselves too much to do? Tweet all things La Liga to #bbceurofooty.

  88. 17:17: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Celta Vigo v Real Madrid (18:00 BST)

    Gareth Bale is on the Real Madrid substitutes bench while Cristiano Ronaldo, as expected, does not feature at all because of injury.

  89. 17:15: 
    Party capital- Atletico Madrid v Malaga
    Front page of Marca

    They know how to party in Madrid thanks to Spain's European and world success in recent years. "Ready To Party" is the headline in the Spanish national daily sport newspaper Marca. The mocked up photograph is one of Madrid's many statues with an Atletico Madrid scarf and wearing headphones listening to scores from the Real Madrid and Barcelona games.

    Will Atletico fans be dancing in the fountains of the Spanish capital later?

  90. 17:09: 
    Coming up

    It is not often that Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid all kick-off on the same day at the same time. But that's the scenario today.

    Atletico host Malaga, who started the day 13th in the table and who have yet to secure their La Liga future, while city rivals Real are in the north west of Spain at mid-table Celta Vigo. Barcelona are also on their travels at Elche, who are 14th in the table.

    Atletico Madrid v Malaga (18:00 BST)

    Celta Vigo v Real Madrid (18:00 BST)

    Elche v Barcelona (18:00 BST)

  91. 17:03: 
    La Liga table

    Hello and welcome to the penultimate weekend of the most gripping La Liga title race for years. The champions of England, Italy, France and Germany might be known, but it's a different story in Spain. Three teams separated by four points with two games to play.

    Leaders Atletico, chasing a first title since 1996, start the 37th round of games with a three-point lead over nearest rivals Barcelona. Victory for Diego Simeone's side, coupled with Barca's failure to win, will spark the mother of all parties at the Vicente Calderon.

    Yet should the top two slip up and third-placed Real Madrid win then Carlo Ancelotti's Copa del Rey winners and Champions League finalists will head into the final week of the domestic season with their sights on the treble. Got that? Good. Let's get going...

  92. 17:00: 
    A date with destiny
    Atletico Madrid fans

    The 11th of May 1966. The venue: Heysel Stadium, Brussels. And Real Madrid come from behind to defeat Partizan Belgrade to be crowned European champions for the sixth time.

    The 11th of May 2011. The venue: Ciutat de Valencia, home of Levante. Barcelona win their 21st La Liga title, with two games to spare, after Seydou Keita's header earns Pep Guardiola's side a third straight championship.

    Fast forward to the 11th of May 2014. The venue: Vicente Calderon Stadium, home of Atletico Madrid. And Diego Simeone's leaders stand on the cusp of La Liga glory. Is this the day Los Rojiblancos put Barca and Real in the shade and announce themselves as the new champions of Spain?

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  • Córdoba v Atl Madrid 17:00
  • Almería v Levante 19:00
  • Málaga v Real Sociedad 21:00
Upcoming Fixtures Sun 5 Apr 2015 - Spanish La Liga
  • Real Madrid v Granada CF 11:00
  • Valencia v Villarreal 16:00
  • Getafe v Deportivo de La Coruña 18:00
  • Celta de Vigo v Barcelona 20:00
Upcoming Fixtures Mon 6 Apr 2015 - Spanish La Liga
  • Espanyol v Elche 19:00
Upcoming Fixtures Tue 7 Apr 2015 - Spanish La Liga
  • Atl Madrid v Real Sociedad 19:00
  • Eibar v Málaga 21:00

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League Table

Spanish La Liga summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Barcelona 28 63 68
No movement 2 Real Madrid 28 52 64
No movement 3 Valencia 28 30 60
No movement 4 Atl Madrid 28 30 59
No movement 5 Sevilla 28 18 55
No movement 6 Villarreal 28 17 49
No movement 7 Málaga 28 0 44
No movement 8 Ath Bilbao 28 -6 39
No movement 9 Real Sociedad 28 -4 36
No movement 10 Celta de Vigo 28 -2 35
No movement 11 Rayo Vallecano 28 -17 35
No movement 12 Espanyol 28 -5 34
No movement 13 Getafe 28 -15 29
No movement 14 Eibar 28 -12 28
No movement 15 Elche 28 -29 27
No movement 16 Deportivo de La Coruña 28 -21 26
No movement 17 Almería 28 -19 25
No movement 18 Levante 28 -29 25
No movement 19 Granada CF 28 -25 23
No movement 20 Córdoba 28 -26 18

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