LIVE UPDATES: Real Madrid out to dethrone Barcelona in LaLiga

Real Madrid

The Spanish La Liga is heading for a thrilling climax today (Sunday), and all pointers suggest Real Madrid would end their long wait for a domestic League crown since their 2012 triumph.

Having done the needful to win their outstanding game against Celta Vigo in their last outing, all Real Madrid need is at least a point against Malaga.

Many analysts believe Real Madrid’s work has been made easier as Malaga stand to collect €1 million from Los Blancos if they win the title. That was part of the clauses inserted in Isco’s contract.

Jose Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid the last time they were crowned domestic champions in 2012.

Since then Barcelona have dominated La Liga, winning it three times in the last four attempts, while Atletico Madrid were crowned champions in 2014.

Barcelona will be playing Eibar at the same time that Real Madrid will play Malaga.

Follow our live updates of the games here.

Barça XI:

1.Ter Stegen, 4.Rakitic, 5.Sergio, 8.Iniesta, 9.Suárez, 10.Messi, 11.Neymar, 18.J.Alba, 20.S.Roberto, 23.Umtiti, 33.Marlon

Barça substitutes:

13.Cillessen, 6.Denis, 7.Arda, 17.Paco Alcácer, 19.Digne, 21.A.Gomes

Real Madrid starting XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.

7.02 pm: Game underway…..

7.03 pm: Luka Modric wins the first free kick in the defensive half.

7.03 pm: Goal!!! Quick fire Cristiano Ronaldo shoots Real Madrid in front

7.04 pm: Bright start by Real Madrid at La Rosaleda. Ronaldo with the goal Isco with the assist

7.07 pm: Chance!!! Danilo of Real Madrid with a right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

7.08 pm: Still 0-0 in the other game… Barcelona yet to get past Eibar.

7.10 pm: Goal…. Eibar in front Takashi Inui with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner put the visitors ahead

7.11 pm: Luis Suárez attempts a quick response for Barcelona but his effort is off the mark

7.23 pm: Still the same situation in both games.. Real Madrid leading 1-0 away from home, Barcelona trailing by same margin at Nou Camp

7.25 pm: At Nou Camp, Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7.35 pm: Chance!!! Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona tries a right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Roberto.

7.40 pm: Looking for a second goal but Real Madrid are ruled offside as Toni Kroos tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

7.42 pm: Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets is also shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7.45 pm: The home teams tonight;  Malaga and Barcelona pressing hard for the equaliser as we approach half time

7.49 pm: Half time… Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid… Barcelona 0-1 Eibar

7.56 pm: While they await the ultimate which is the La Liga title itself, Real Madrid can celebrate a new record that they have set: scoring in all their league games this season.

8.03 pm: Second half resumes

8.12 pm: Still not looking good for Barcelona… Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

8.15 pm: While Lionel Messi misses a great chance, Karim Benzema has doubled Real Madrid’s lead….. Safe to call them champions now?

8.19 pm: Takashi Inui again!! Barcelona 2-0 down at Camp Nou.

8.20 pm: Own Goal by David Juncà, Eibar. Barcelona 1, Eibar 2.

8.24 pm: Double Substitution for Real Madrid. James Rodríguez replaces Isco and Mateo Kovacic replaces Casemiro.

8.34 pm: Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scores within two minutes as Barcelona now lead 3-2.

8.49 pm: Real win 2-0 while Barcelona have made it 4-2 against Eibar but that counts for nothing as Real Madrid have won the 2016/17 la liga title in style

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Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter@tundeyeludini

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