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Real Madrid x Barcelona: La Liga’s tightest race title in years

June 25, 2020

Written By,

Miguel Prazeres

The race for La Liga's title is as tight as ever. Barcelona and Real Madrid are fighting point by point for the first place in the Spanish League, literally.

Barcelona looks to lift the La Liga trophy for the third time in a row, 27th in club's history. As for Real Madrid, the team wants to be crowned champions for the first time since 2016/17, adding their 34th La Liga trophy to their museum.

With 7 games to play, who's going to be on top at the end of the season? Check everything you need to know about what's still ahead Barcelona and Real Madrid in .

Barcelona schedule

Looking at what's left to play for Barcelona in La Liga, pops up the 33rd round, with the Blaugrana hosting Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. That's the biggest challenge for Messi's team in their schedule. However, they have been outstanding at home for La Liga, winning 15 of the 16 La Liga games played in their home turf. That should give enough confidence for Quique Setien's team to keep their title hopes alive after that clash.

Barcelona have been losing the majority of points away from home, and the team also needs to be aware of two trips in front of them. Next round against Celta Vigo will be a great challenge for the Blaugrana as they face a team that is desperate to get points to avoid relegation. 2 rounds later they visit Villarreal, which is always a tough opponent to beat at their home turf. The Catalunya derby is scheduled for the 34th round and also deserves to be mentioned, despite Espanyol's poor campaign this season.

Celta Vigo x Barcelona
Barcelona x Atletico Madrid
Villarreal x Barcelona
Barcelona x Espanyol
Valladolid x Barcelona
Barcelona x Osasuna
Alaves x Barcelona

Real Madrid schedule

It's safe to say that Real Madrid doesn't have an easier schedule ahead, even not playing against any of the league's top 6 teams. Los Blancos have a tough trip to the Basque Country in the 34th round, as they face Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés. That's the toughest challenge for Zidane's men. The trip to the sensational Granada (5th) also deserves to be mentioned.

The games at home against Getafe and Villarreal could also present some tough challenges.

Espanyol x Real Madrid
Real Madrid x Getafe
Athletic Bilbao x Real Madrid
Real Madrid x Alaves
Granada x Real Madrid
Real Madrid x Villarreal
Leganes x Real Madrid

Real Madrid have the advantage in head-to-head

Both teams have 68 points on top of La Liga. If both finish the league with the same points, the criteria favor the head-to-head record. With that said, Real Madrid has the advantage in case of a tie, as Los Blancos got a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou and beat Barcelona 2-0 at Santiago Bernabeu.

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Written By,

Miguel Prazeres