Barcelona look to seal La Liga championship
With the threat of the players' strike lifted by the decision of Spain's National Court on Thursday, the way is now clear for the penultimate round of games in the La Liga, all of which will be played on Sunday evening.
FC Barcelona will be crowned as champions if they are able to defeat third placed Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium or Real Madrid lose on their trip to Barcelona to face Espanyol, reports Xinhua.
Likewise, if both sides draw their respective matches that would be enough to start the celebrations in Barcelona, who will travel to the Calderon with their strongest possible side in order to try and seal the title ahead of next weekend's final matches.
It has been a week of contrasting fortunes for Barcelona and Real with the Catalans qualifying for the Champions League final on Tuesday.
Real crashed out of the semi-finals after a 1-1 draw at home against Juventus, just five days after a 2-2 draw against Sevilla virtually ended their La Liga title hopes.
It remains to be seen how Real react to those huge setbacks which have put a question mark on the future of coach Carlo Ancelotti, who will watch Sunday's game from the stands after being suspended for two matches.
<g data-gr-id="18">Meanwhile</g> Sergio Ramos has said goodbye to the season after picking up a calf injury.
All of the weekend matches share the same 7pm kick off time so that no teams gain unfair advantages over the other at an end to the season which sees many other issues still at stake.