La Liga LIVE: Stream, scores, TV channel as Atletico and Real Madrid battle for title – final day latest updates

THE LA LIGA title will be decided today as Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid head into their final matches.

Atletico need three points for title victory, but they can also draw their clash as long as Real don't win theirs by four goals.

Los Blancos need to win and hope that Atletico lose to stand their best chance of retaining their crown.

  • Kick-off time: 5pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: Premier Sports
  • Real Madrid XI: To follow
  • Atletico Madrid XI: To follow

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Nyle Smith

    ATLETICO MADRID CURRENT FORM

    Los Rojiblancos have had some shaky performances of recent, especially in their last game against Osasuna when they left it really late to grab all three points.

    But Diego Simeone’s side have always had the ability to grind out results which is why they have managed to record victories in five out of their last seven matches only conceding four goals in that time too.

  • Nyle Smith

    AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

    How fitting is it that the bitter rivals from the capital of Spain are battling it out for the La Liga title?

    You simply couldn’t write this.

    Well you probably could because they are two superior football clubs at the end of the day, but many wouldn’t have guessed that it would be Atletico Madrid in the driving seat to secure the crown jewel.

    Despite failing in all their cup competitions, Los Rojiblancos have domestically had a good season evidently by their chart positioning.

    Atletico have led La Liga for quite some time now and Simeone’s men even went 10 points at the top back in January with a eighth consecutive victory.

    However, defeats to the likes of Levante, Athletic Club and Sevilla temporarily derailed the title train handing Real Madrid the initiative they needed to close the gap.

    And this is what more than likely led to Zidane’s side going 17 games unbeaten in the league which is still currently on-going.

    But it hasn’t been all flowers and roses for Real Madrid because they have endeavored a couple of embarrassing losses along the way too.

    There was the 4-1 drubbing against Valencia or the 1-0 defeat to newly promoted side Cadiz just to name a few.

    However, fast forward to this present day and Los Blancos are still in the title hunt even if it’s not exactly in their hands

    Zidane’s side witnessed Atletico fail to break their 100 points tally record but will the 34x La Liga winners somehow manage to snatch the title from them too?

  • Nyle Smith

    PARTIDOS DE HOY

    On Monday, La Liga announced a that the remainder of the fixtures would be played across the weekend to ensure that the football wouldn’t clash with The Eurovision Song Contest.

    It does attract a global television audience of around 200 million so that makes sense I guess. However, for the integrity of the league, all the matches that have some sort of meaning behind it will go ahead today.

  • Nyle Smith

    SUPER SUAREZ

    This time last weekend, Luis Suarez had no idea he was going to save the day for Atletico Madrid by grabbing an 88th minute winner against Osasuna.

    I know I just spoke about it in the recap post but goals always look better when you can see them visually.

    See for yourself.

  • Nyle Smith

    RECAP

    Heading into match-day 37, there were three strong candidates to become champions of Spain; Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

    Both of the clubs in Madrid struggled to open the scoring against their respective opponents but Barca never had that problem because their hero Lionel Messi put the Catalonians 1-0 up against Celta Vigo inside the first half-an-hour.

    The Argentine’s 30th goal in the league meant that Barca temporarily leapfrogged Real Madrid into second and closed the gap on Atletico to only two points.

    However 10 minutes later, the visitors equalised, which not only did it leave the Nou Camp stunned but it also put the Catalan giants back to square one.

    There was still no breakthrough at either of the Madrid games until the 68th minute when Los Blancos took the lead against Atheltic Club which put them in the driving seat for the title.

    And then 5 minutes later Real Madrid’s grip on top spot was strengthened because in the other game, Atletico Madrid went a goal down to Osasuna.

    Time was ticking and Diego Simeone’s patience was running out, but his side never gave up which led to Ronan Lodi levelling up the scoring on the 82nd minute and then ex-Barca forward, Luis Suarez fired home the winner two minutes from time.

    Whilst Suarez was being a hero at his new club, it all fell apart for his former side because Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet get sent for an early bath before Santi Mina put Celta Vigo ahead minutes after Atletico Madrid got their second.

    So both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid held on for crucial victories but as for Ronald Koeman’s men, the defeat to Celta Vigo was the final nail in the coffin.

  • Nyle Smith

    MADRID MADNESS

    In 2018 Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 4-2 to secure the UEFA Super Cup and now three years later, Los Rojiblancos have the chance to poach the La Liga title from their bitter rivals.

    Will we be seeing these scenes again?

  • Nyle Smith

    GOOD AFTERNOON

    Bienvenido a mi familia SunSport, bienvenido.

    Well well well, after a hard fought season, its boiled right down to the wire ladies and gentleman.

    Even going into the final weekend of the season there is still so much to play for in Spain’s top division and that’s right across the leaderboards too.

    The Premier League should really be taking some tips.

    Eibar’s fate was confirmed last weekend when they were hammered 4-1 by a ruthless Valencia side with an in-form 34-year-old striker named Carlos Bacca who scored a hat-trick that day.

    But SD Huesca, Elche or Real Valladolid could be accompanying Los Azulgranas and there’s only one life boat left for one of those three to stay afloat.

    Moving up the table, Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Villarreal have all secured their spots in European competition next season but the order is still yet to have been settled.

    Currently, Sociedad would be the side who gain automatic Europa league qualification and Real Betis would join them thanks to Barcelona winning the Copa Del Ray, which means Villarreal would be left to take part in the first ever Europa Conference League .

    However, Unai Emery’s men are only a point a drift from both sides so they could potentially capitalise on any slip-ups or they could fast-track themselves to the Champions League should they beat Manchester United in the Europa League final on the 26th May 2021 which would be even better.

    Is there anything else I am missing people?

    Oh that’s right, the war between the two giants from the capital of Spain to see who will be clinching the La Liga title!

    All Atletico Madrid need to do is win or at least equal Real Madrid’s result and their 10th La Liga triumph is in the bag.

    Sounds simple enough, but this is football, a sport full of twists and turns and I get the feeling we might see some this evening.

    Stay tuned to see if I’m right and I will make sure to spoil you with quotes, team updates and the first Xl’s all before kick-off at 17:00 UK time.

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