La Liga results: Barcelona beat Osasuna by Jordi Alba’s late goal and now is one win away to be champions, as Real Madrid waved a white flag with the defeat against Real Sociedad.
Spanish top flight took a dramatic turn at Matchday 33, with the champions are being revealed.
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Barcelona 1-0 Osasuna – Alba struck late to beat 10-man Osasuna
It’s official, Xavi’s side are now closer to their first league title since 2019 after the tight win at Spotify Camp Nou.
Full-back Alba struck the winning goal in the 85th minute, despite playing against Osasuna, who were with only 10 men for over an hour.
The same side that beat Real Betis last week were picked by manager Xavi but they struggled to play find the back of the net of the visitors.
Jorge Herrando was sent off after 30 minutes for pulling down Pedri in a clear-scoring chance. With the advantage, the Catalan side still could not take full of that to find a way through.
De Jong, Fati and Robert Lewandoski and Pedri missed out chances to set the game as they wanted. The turning-point happened when Alba came off the bench and turned home at the near post with outside of the boot finish at the 85th minute.
The Spanish veteran now has more goal contributions this season than any other La Liga defender
Barca player celebrated wild as they knew that Alba’s goal will be bringing them to the title, with one win away.
Blaugrana’s win is added with perfect flavors, as their La Liga’s rival Real Madrid received their second defeat in five league games, this time was at Anoeta Stadium.
Takefusa Kubo haunted his former club after scoring the opener in a 2-0 win for Real Sociedad, and Ander Barrenetxea made sure of victory for the hosts.
Barca is winning the title and here’s how they can clinch it
Barça are 14 points clear of Madrid at the top of the standings, just two points from being champions, and beat Espanyol will crown them the title.
Even with the other Madrid giants to win all the rest of the games, Barca will only need to win one of the rest five games to become champions.
In other words, it is safe to say that the title is now just a matter of time.