MADRID: The Spanish league season reaches its climax on Sunday and, while Real Madrid have already wrapped up the title, there is plenty still to play for at both ends of the table.
If Real win on Sunday, they will break a new Spanish league record in reaching the 100-point mark — Barcelona holding the record of 99 set in 2009/10.
Meanwhile Barcelona go to Betis on Saturday with Lionel Messi (right) looking to take the ‘pichichi’ award as La Liga’s top scorer — currently on 50, he is five ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.Two points clear of Valencia in fourth, Malaga can seal Spain’s final Champions League berth by beating Sporting Gijon at a sold-out La Rosaleda.
Even unfancied Levante could still grab fourth spot if they win at home to Athletic Bilbao and the sides above them all slip up. Meanwhile, Mallorca and Osasuna are in contention for a Europa League berth, while Athletic are already certain of returning to the competition having made it through to the Copa del Rey final.
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