Barcelona (2nd) visits Valladolid (14th) on Saturday in the 36th and penultimate round of LaLiga seeking to stay in the race for the championship title, led by Real Madrid, who plays this Friday against Alavés (17th) to close the 35th day.

The azulgranas can not afford to fail in Valladolid, since even a draw by the Barcelona players could give the championship to the meringues on Monday if they beat Alavés this Friday and Granada on the 36th league game.

A single point separates Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​waiting for what the meringues do this Friday, with nine points to play once the 35th date ends.

The Catalans come to Valladolid with the mission of improving the image shown on Wednesday in the suffered victory against Espanyol (1-0), which the defeat condemned the second division.

« We have not been brilliant, but we have managed a difficult game, » said Barça coach Quique Setien after the game.

The Barcelona fans admit that it will be difficult to win the championship, but they are willing to press until the end.

« Our goal is to win all three games and then wait for the rival to click, » Uruguayan Barça forward Luis Suarez said on Wednesday.

– ‘We haven’t won anything’ –

Real Madrid, who faces Alavés this Friday, without the suspended Sergio Ramos, will visit Granada on Monday with the possibility of sentencing the championship.

The meringues have had seven wins in as many games since the LaLiga restart after the pandemic and it seems difficult for the title to escape, but Zinédine Zidane does not want any relaxation.

« We have not won anything, four games are missing, tomorrow is another final, » Zidane said Thursday at a press conference.

Behind the greats, Atlético de Madrid (3rd) receives Betis (13th) on Saturday, who already has a secure stay in the first division, to continue to establish themselves on the league podium and secure their place in the Champions League.

The rojiblancos are tied at 63 points with Sevilla (4th), who on Thursday beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 (9th) and receives Mallorca (18th) on Sunday, a team that is fighting for salvation.

The Balearic team beat Levante 2-0 on Thursday to continue dreaming of salvation, which marks Alavés three points ahead.

With Espanyol (20th) already relegated, Leganés (19th), penultimate, who receives Valencia on Sunday (8th), was very difficult to stay after drawing 0-0 with Eibar (15th) on Thursday.

– Program of the 36th and penultimate day of LaLiga (in GMT hours):

– Saturday, July 11:

(15h00) Osasuna – Celtic

(17:30) Valladolid – FC Barcelona

(20h00) Atlético de Madrid – Betis

– Sunday, July 12:

(12h00) Espanyol – Eibar

(15h00) Levante – Athletic de Bilbao

(17:30) Leganés – Valencia

(20h00) Seville – Mallorca

– Monday July 13:

(17:30) Villarreal – Real Sociedad

Alavés – Getafe

(20h00) Granada – Real Madrid

Classification: Pts J G E P GF GC Dif

1. Real Madrid 77 34 23 8 3 62 21 41

2. Barcelona 76 35 23 7 5 79 36 43

3. Atlético de Madrid 63 35 16 15 4 47 26 21

4. Seville 63 35 17 12 6 51 34 17

5. Villarreal 57 35 17 6 ​​12 57 45 12

6. Getafe 53 35 14 11 10 43 34 9

7. Real Sociedad 51 34 15 6 13 51 43 8

8. Valencia 50 35 13 11 11 45 51 -6

9. Athletic 48 35 12 12 11 39 31 8

10. Granada 47 34 13 8 13 42 40 2

11. Osasuna 45 35 11 12 12 40 50 -10

12. Lift 43 35 12 7 16 42 49 -7

13. Betis 41 35 10 11 14 47 55 -8

14. Valladolid 39 35 8 15 12 29 39 -10

15. Eibar 36 35 9 9 17 34 51 -17

16. Celtic 36 35 7 15 13 34 44 -10

17. Alavés 35 34 9 8 17 32 51 -19

18. Mallorca 32 35 9 5 21 37 59 -22

19. Leganés 29 35 6 11 18 25 49 -24

20. Espanyol 24 35 5 9 21 27 55 -28

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