A perfect masterpiece again. Lionel Messi led Barcelona to the 26th championship in football. The Catalans are not to pull out after 1-0 win home Saturday night against Levante from above. With three laps to go, the advantage over Atletico Madrid is nine points, with a better record of direct duels.
Messi came as a substitute against Levante during the break – and was still the winner of the game. The Argentinian scored the only goal of the game after the title of Marturo Vidal (62). For taxes it has been the tenth title championship, which he entered with Barca. The captain was allowed to take the trophy the evening after the game. The 31-year-old has played 34 leagues in the league so far – in 32 appearances
Barcelona emphasized its national dominance. Eight of the 11 youngest championships in the Spanish championship came to Catalans. 23 League games, coach team Ernesto Valverde has been undeeated. On 25 May, Cup trophy will be held in front of Valencia. The focus is on the Champions League. In Barcelona, Barcelona welcomed last year's final semi-finals last year finalists Liverpool.
Valverde, who also won the championship as coach Barca in the second year, and therefore saved some candidates for a draw against the candidate to the Levante Levante. Messi came to a break to decide the game. His assistant Vidal continued with an extraordinary series: The Chilean, not always the first choice in Barcelona, won his eighth title since 2012 – 4 with Juventus in Italy, 3 with Bayern in Germany, now the first with Barca.
Levante defended the defeat in the final stages, but Barcelona brought the victory over time despite a shaky appearance. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to finish the pitch. Atletico did not win a 1-0 home against Real Valladolid to keep the league open. In the balance of the eternal title, the rivals of Real Madrid lead with 33 championships against Barcelona (26) and Atlético (10).