Real Madrid’s defence of their domestic title has been essentially non-existent this season and Barcelona could take the crown from their rivals before their match with Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
Los Cules will need two results to go in their favour for that to occur, although at this point it’s most certainly a case of when and not if with regards to the Catalan giants winning their second trophy of the campaign.
Deportivo will welcome the Blaugrana to the Estadio Riazor on Sunday evening, with both Atletico Madrid and Los Blancos playing their respective LaLiga fixtures prior to that.
Real Madrid host Leganes on Saturday evening, so should they fail to win that match then half of the criteria for Barcelona being officially crowned champions will have been met.
Los Colchoneros can also have a say in proceedings as they face Deportivo Alaves on Sunday afternoon, so should Diego Simeone’s team fail to win there then the title race will be mathematically over.
Should both conditions be met, Valverde’s charges will enter the pitch in Galicia in the knowledge they are champions and Depor could perform a guard of honour.
Should they perform a guard of honour?