Thanks to a decision from the Spanish courts to overrule the planned strike action that was set to threaten the final two matchdays in this year's La Liga season, plus the Copa del Rey final, FC Barcelona will have a chance to actually secure the title themselves tonight, provided that they can defeat the reigning champions in their own backyard. Atletico Madrid might not be in the title picture this season, but we all know of the quality they possess and the danger they can pose, particularly at the Vicente Calderon and tonight is unlikely to be an exception.
After all, Atleti still haven't wrapped up third place in La Liga and will want to do so as soon as possible; the threat of entering next season's UEFA Champions League in the qualifying round is unlikely to appeal to Diego Simeone and his side and with Valencia breathing down their necks, a slip tonight could leave them needing a result on the final day.
And would it really be the end of the world if we had to wait until next weekend to claim the title?
Lifting the trophy at the Camp Nou would be a fitting end to the campaign, even if it would make that match against Deportivo La Coruna that little bit more nerve-wracking. But then again, I've always been a little impatient: if the title is up for grabs tonight, let's not waste time; let's go for it right now. Plus, who isn't a fan of revenge?
Match Date/Time: Sunday, May 17, 7 p.m. local time, 11 a.m. ET.
Venue: Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports en Espanol (U.S. - Spanish), GOL T, Canal+ Liga/HD, Movistar TV Fútbol (Spain), Star Sports HD 4 Asia (India), Sky Sport 5 / HD (U.K.)
Online: beIN Sports Connect (U.S./Canada), fuboTV (U.S), Gol Stadium, C+ Liga Multi (Spain), SkyGo (U.K.)
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