Don’t assume just yet that Real Madrid have La Liga sewn up

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The La Liga season will be all over within a week, but the title race is still very much on.

Barcelona are top, ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference, but the capital side have a game in hand.

And with Celta Vigo and Malaga standing in the way, on paper Real are homing in on their first championship in five seasons.

But we aren’t ruling out a surprise twist just yet.

Firstly, both of Real’s last two games are away from home, and whatever the formbook says, that’s never ideal.

Secondly, Barcelona only have to win at home to Eibar to do their bit, and Lionel Messi and co have won all five prior meetings with the top-flight minnows with a total aggregate score of 16-1.

Thirdly, both Celta Vigo and Malaga have proven they can beat the best this term.

Celta knocked Real out of the Copa del Rey Semi-Finals earlier this year and defeated Barcelona when they visited the Estadio Municipal Balaidos.

Vigo made a concerted effort to reach the Europa League Final, only just missing out in the semis to Manchester United, and their league form suffered as a result.

The fans understood though, and with two home games to round-out the season, you can be assured that Celta will be out to make amends and give their supporters something to cheer about.

And a surprise result against Real Madrid would be the perfect way to do so.

On to the final day then, where Real head to Malaga.

The Andalusia outfit are ending the campaign in fine form, winning six and drawing one of their last eight games.

And like Celta, that includes a handsome win over Barcelona.

So the quality is there, and Real will have to watch out for Sandro Ramirez too.

The forward has netted 14 goals this term, but is poised to leave Malaga in the upcoming off-season.

What better way to fire himself onto the transfer market than with a winner versus Real? Oh, and he used to play for Barcelona too.

We can see the headlines now… ‘Ex-Barcelona man denies Real Madrid La Liga title’.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.