FULL-TIME, Deportivo 2-4 Barcelona: CAMPEONES, CAMPEONES, OLÉ! OLÉ! OLÉ! Seven league titles in 10 years! We own Spain, and we don’t even like it!
GOAL! Deportivo 2-4 Barcelona (Messi 85’): MESSI HAT-TRICK! IT’S ALL OVER! WE ARE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!
GOAL! Deportivo 2-3 Barcelona (Messi 82’): Barça are back in front! Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez play a one-two inside the box and Leo pretty much guarantees the title!
GOAL, Deportivo 2-2 Barcelona (Emre Çolak 64’): Deportivo equalize thanks to a really nice play that ends with Emre Çolak finding the back of the net. Depor still need another goal to avoid relegation tonight, and Barça’s title is still on but things are getting nervous...
HALFTIME, Deportivo 1-2 Barcelona: We played pretty good, got two great goals, but the defense has made things tough. But we’re 45 minutes away from winning the league!
GOAL, Deportivo 1-2 Barcelona (Lucas 40’): Deportivo are back in it! Lovely team move and Lucas Pérez with a nice finish. Our defense broke down there, but that’s not a surprise.
GOAL! Deportivo 0-2 Barcelona (Messi 38’): WHAT A COUNTER ATTACK! After scoring a great possession goal, Barça just get on the break and quickly get a second thanks to a great team move, a fantastic pass from Luis Suárez, and a beautiful volley from Lionel Messi. The title is closer and closer.
GOAL! Deportivo 0-1 Barcelona (Coutinho 7’): WHAT A START! Great sequence of possession from the forward players, and Ousmane Dembélé assists Philippe Coutinho who strikes a gorgeous ball into the top corner. The title is coming!
KICKOFF! Deportivo 0-0 Barcelona: Don’t give me a heart attack, boys! Give me a title!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Dembélé, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Messi, Suárez
Bench: Cillessen, Vermaelen, Vidal, Paulinho, Iniesta, Denis, Alcácer
Starting XI: Rubén; Juanfran, Schär, Albentosa, Luisinho; Borges, Guilherme, Krohn-Dehli; Çolak; Lucas, Valle
Bench: Koval, Navarro, Mosquera, Cartabia, Andone, Valverde, Muntari
Welcome to what could be a title night! Barcelona are one point away from winning La Liga today, and they face Deportivo La Coruña who will be mathematically relegated if they don’t win this one. Ernesto Valverde has already said he wants to win the title at the Riazor so we can celebrate in El Clásico next week, so expect the team to attack and score goals tonight.
So join us for the LIVE BLOG! We might be celebrating after the final whistle so let’s hang out!
(Editor’s note: Because of the size of our community, the comments could max out pretty quickly, especially on championship nights. So the comments will stay closed until about an hour before kickoff, when the lineups officially come out. Join us then!)
Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 35
Date/Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 12.15am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Estadio Abanca-Riazor, A Coruña, Spain
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
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Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do will be warned, and those who post links will be banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! VISCA EL BARÇA!