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FC Barcelona: When will the third consecutive La Liga crown arrive?

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08:  Barcelona players applaud at the end of the La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol at Nou Camp on May 8, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Barcelona players applaud at the end of the La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol at Nou Camp on May 8, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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On Wednesday evening in Valencia, FC Barcelona will have the opportunity to win their third straight La Liga title with a win over Levante UD.

FC Barcelona are currently first in La Liga with 91 points and three fixtures left to play. Wednesday night however, could well be the night Barcelona write their names into the history books as La Liga 2010-11 champions with only a point needed to make the announcement official.

Their closest domestic rival, Real Madrid, are second with 83 points and also have three games to play. FC Barcelona would have to loose all three of their remaining fixtures for Real to be able to win La Liga but, that looks unlikely to happen because of Barcelona's good form against Levante.

FC Barcelona have won four of their last five encounters against Levante with the most unfavorable result being a draw back in the 2006 season. However, tomorrow night, a draw will suffice to mathematically eliminate all contenders to Barcelona's crown  which can be made official if the magic number of 92 points is reached. With 92 points all possibilities of Real snatching La Liga is eliminated as Barcelona's better goal differential and head-to-head record would all but make them the official champions.

That FC Barcelona will win La Liga Wednesday seems all the more probably considering Barcelona's spectacular away form which has only seen them lose once all season. Their only away loss of the season was against Real Sociedad in round 34 in which a late penalty goal saw FC Barcelona lose 2-1. Overall though FC Barcelona have only lost a game home and one away in 35 rounds of play which is testament to what a spectacular domestic season Barcelona have had. Taking this into retrospect, what then is more likely to be expected come Wednesday is joyful celebrations from Cules around the world as they see their team raise their 21st La Liga title.

However, Today is Tuesday, and if Real Madrid spill any points to Getafe in todays encounter then we will have the most anti-climactic end to La Liga in a sense that all the anticipation of Wednesdays game and my writing, will be irrelevant. Cules are in anticipation that today or Wednesday, FC Barcelona will have La Liga in their grasp.

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