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Title beckons for Barcelona after derby win

Published: Sunday 8 May 2011, 21.00CET
FC Barcelona require just one more point to end suspense in the Spanish Liga title race after downing neighbours RCD Espanyol 2-0 to stay eight points clear of Real Madrid CF.
Title beckons for Barcelona after derby win
Andrés Iniesta is congratulated by team-mates after breaking the deadlock for Barcelona ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 8 May 2011, 21.00CET

Title beckons for Barcelona after derby win

FC Barcelona require just one more point to end suspense in the Spanish Liga title race after downing neighbours RCD Espanyol 2-0 to stay eight points clear of Real Madrid CF.

FC Barcelona need just one more point to secure their third successive Liga title after seeing off city neighbours RCD Espanyol 2-0 to remain eight points clear of Real Madrid CF.

The UEFA Champions League finalists went ahead courtesy of a clinical finish from Andrés Iniesta close to the half-hour mark and they doubled their advantage when centre-back Gerard Piqué slotted in from close range shortly after the interval. Buoyed by their superior head-to-head record against Madrid, Josep Guardiola's men can now clinch their 21st Spanish crown by avoiding defeat at Levante UD on Wednesday.

In fourth, Villarreal CF failed to keep pace with the team above them, Valencia CF, as they could only draw 0-0 at RCD Mallorca. The Yellow Submarine lie five points shy of third with three fixtures remaining. In Sunday's late game, CA Osasuna climbed out of the bottom three and up to 14th place after coming from behind to win 3-1 at Real Zaragoza, who are now level on points with 18th-placed RC Deportivo La Coruña. Second-half strikes by Javier Camuñas, Sergio Fernández and Kike Sola turned the match on its head.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

08/05/2011

ZaragozaZaragoza1-3OsasunaOsasuna

Lafita 14

Camunas 62, Sergio Fernández 70, Kike Sola 80

Venue: Zaragoza

08/05/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Iniesta 29, Piqué 47

Venue: Barcelona

08/05/2011

MallorcaMallorca0-0VillarrealVillarreal

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

07/05/2011

SevillaSevilla2-6Real MadridReal Madrid

Negredo 61, 84

Sergio Ramos 21, Kaká 42, Cristiano Ronaldo 31, 65, 70, 75

Venue: Sevilla

07/05/2011

AtléticoAtlético0-3MálagaMálaga

Rondón 29, Baptista 35, Maresca 84

Venue: Madrid

07/05/2011

HérculesHércules2-3RacingRacing

Sendoa 40, Tiago Gomes 43

Dos Santos 14, 41, Henrique 45+1

Venue: Alicante

07/05/2011

ValenciaValencia3-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Jonas 25, Soldado 16, 37

Venue: Valencia

07/05/2011

GetafeGetafe2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Adrián Colunga 5, Ríos 52

Venue: Madrid

07/05/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón2-2DeportivoDeportivo

Ayoze 35 (p), Barral 90+6 (p)

Adrián López 9, 40

Venue: Gijon

07/05/2011

AthleticAthletic3-2LevanteLevante

Toquero 30, David López 47 (p), Llorente 63

Stuani 77, Nano 85

Venue: Bilbao

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