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Barcelona scored 14 goals in two games this week to inch closer to the La Liga title.
With three games to play, the blaugrana maintain their two-point advantage over Real Madrid and are not only refusing to slip up but winning with wild abandon.
First they blitzed poor Getafe 6-0 at the Camp Nou on Tuesday before trouncing Cordoba 8-0 away on Saturday, condemning the Andalucians to the drop in the process.
Luis Enrique’s side now have to play Real Sociedad and Deportivo La Coruna at home and in between Atletico Madrid away to confirm their championship.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have Valencia and Getafe at home and Espanyol away, meaning Real will probably depend on their city rivals Atletico to do them a Judi Online favour and take points off Barça at the Manzanares.
A draw will probably not be enough for Real however, as Barcelona’s scoring fest this week has taken their goal difference to +86 compared to Real’s +73.
So assuming the freefalling Deportivo succumb inside the Camp Nou, and Atletico can only draw with Barça, Real’s hopes lie with David Moyes’ Real Sociedad, who beat the blaugrana at home earlier this season, taking points from them away from home as well.
But right now it looks like the title is headed to Catalonia. Real’s ‘March madness’, when they lost to Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona and drew with Villareal, as well as losing in Europe to Schalke, has cost them dearly.
The Getafe mauling was another embarrassing Primera mismatch as the league-leaders entered the changing-rooms at half-time five goals up. They took their foot off the accelerator in the second half and only added one more, but it was another veritable goleada as they say here.
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