Last match of the season to decide La Liga title

May 10, 2010

Saturday night’s match was the penultimate of the season, and with a single point between Barcelona and Real Madrid and could have been decisive.

To ensure no team had any kind of advantage from knowing the result of another match, the Spanish league therefore decided all matches should be played at the same time; therefore at 21:00 across Spain on Saturday, Spanish fans were glued to their own game as well as their rivals. That meant that across Catalonia fans of FC Barcelona were keeping up to date with the Real Madrid match. And while it looked for a while like they were struggling, in the end they scored a decisive 5-1 win against Athletic Bilbao.

Meanwhile Barça were in Sevilla; and while much of the match looked like it was all going their way with goals from Messi, Bojan and Pedro, the last 20 minutes gave them a scare; two goals in the 69th and 71st minute from Sevilla meant that three points started to look far from certain.

The end result was a win from both Barça and Madrid, which means the final match of the league decide the league.

0-1, Messi (min 5)
0-2, Bojan (min 28)
0-3, Pedro (min 61)
1-3, Kanouté (min 69)
2-3, Luis Fabiano (min 71)

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Barcelona
37
30
6
1
94
24
96
2
Real Madrid
37
31
2
4
101
33
95
3
Valencia
37
20
8
9
58
38
68
4
Sevilla
37
18
6
13
62
47
60
5
Mallorca
37
17
8
12
57
44
59
6
Getafe
37
16
7
14
55
48
55
7
Villarreal
37
16
7
14
55
54
55
8
Athletic Bilbao
37
14
9
14
48
53
51
9
Atlético Madrid
37
13
8
16
57
58
47
10
Deportivo
37
13
8
16
35
47
47
11
Osasuna
37
11
9
17
36
45
42
12
Almería
37
10
12
15
41
52
42
13
Espanyol
37
11
11
15
29
44
44
14
Zaragoza
37
10
10
17
43
61
40
15
Sporting Gijón
37
9
13
15
36
49
40
16
Valladolid
37
7
15
15
37
58
36
17
Racing Santander
37
8
12
17
40
59
36
18
Málaga
37
7
15
15
41
47
36
19
Tenerife
37
9
9
19
40
73
36
20
Xerez
37
8
9
21
37
65
33

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