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Barcelona win Liga title at Levante

Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 21.55CET
UEFA Champions League finalists FC Barcelona gained the point they required at Levante UD to secure the club's 21st Liga crown, Seydou Keita scoring in a 1-1 draw.
Barcelona win Liga title at Levante
Daniel Alves leads the celebrations at full time ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 21.55CET

Barcelona win Liga title at Levante

UEFA Champions League finalists FC Barcelona gained the point they required at Levante UD to secure the club's 21st Liga crown, Seydou Keita scoring in a 1-1 draw.

FC Barcelona have been crowned Liga champions for the third successive season, and 21st time overall, following a 1-1 draw at Levante UD.

Needing a point to secure the title, Josep Guardiola's team took the lead on 28 minutes when Seydou Keita headed in a measured chip forward from Xavi Hernández. Levante, unbeaten at home since 9 January, levelled as a result of two lapses in the Azulgrana defence. Gerard Piqué failed to cut out a ball over the top and when goalkeeper Víctor Valdés tried to clear, he merely succeeded in teeing up Felipe Caicedo.

Winning the league at the Estadi Ciutat de València is nothing new for Barcelona. Under Frank Rijkaard in May 2005 the Catalan team wrapped up the title there with a 1-1 draw, Samuel Eto'o equalising in the second half.

Elsewhere, fourth-placed Villarreal CF drew 0-0 against relegated UD Almería. That result meant Valencia CF could have been confirmed as finishing third with two matches remaining if they had beaten RCD Espanyol, for whom Ernesto Galán rescued a 2-2 draw late on.

Hércules CF, meanwhile, have been relegated following a 2-2 draw with RCD Mallorca.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2010/11

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

11/05/2011

OsasunaOsasuna3-2SevillaSevilla

Kike Sola 46, 87, Lekić 90

Negredo 26, 28

Venue: Pamplona

11/05/2011

EspanyolEspanyol2-2ValenciaValencia

Osvaldo 19, Galán 76

Soldado 9, Mata 25

Venue: Barcelona

11/05/2011

HérculesHércules2-2MallorcaMallorca

Sendoa 12, 42

Victor Casadesus 76, Webó 80

Venue: Alicante

11/05/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-1ZaragozaZaragoza

Tamudo 24, Aranburu 88

Gabi 53

Venue: San Sebastian

11/05/2011

LevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Caicedo 41

Keita 28

Venue: Valencia

11/05/2011

AlmeríaAlmería0-0VillarrealVillarreal

Venue: Almeria

10/05/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid4-0GetafeGetafe

Benzema 77, Cristiano Ronaldo 24, 58, 90+2 (p)

Venue: Madrid

10/05/2011

MálagaMálaga2-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Baptista 10, Eliseu 68

Venue: Malaga

10/05/2011

RacingRacing2-1AtléticoAtlético

Bakircioglü 38, Rosenberg 48

Mario Suárez 11

Venue: Santander

10/05/2011

DeportivoDeportivo2-1AthleticAthletic

Adrián López 22, Castillo 71 (o.g.)

Toquero 3

Venue: La Coruna

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