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Only Atlético have fate in own hands: 4 points to seal title win

Real Madrid have to win their three games and hope Atlético Madrid drop three points. Barcelona need a Madrid draw in order to control their own destiny.


Atlético Madrid are the only team that still has its fate in its own hands in the Liga BBVA title race. Despite Sunday’s defeat to Levante, four points will be enough for the Rojiblancos to claim the championship.

Barcelona would have been in control of their destiny, had it not been for Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-gasp equaliser for Real Madrid in the 2-2 draw with Valencia. The forward’s late goal puts Los Blancos two points behind Barça, but with a game in hand – meaning that a win against Real Valladolid on Wednesday would see them move ahead of the Blaugrana.

For Atlético, the brief is straightforward: they need four points from their remaining games – against Málaga and Barcelona – to take the title.

Madrid will be champions if they win all their games and Atlético drop three points. After Valladolid, Carlo Ancelotti’s men still have to play Celta Vigo away and Espanyol at the Bernabéu.

Barcelona, meanwhile, need Real Madrid to fail to win one of their three matches. Were that to happen, they would be in control of their title destiny: an away win over Elche, followed by victory over Atlético at the Camp Nou, would see them finish top.

Estadísticas AS.com