Barcelona, May 18 (BNA): With Barcelona already clinched the La Liga title, focus is now turning to the drama below, according to the Associated Press.
Six teams – Valencia, Almeria, Cadiz, Valladolid, Getafe and Espanyol – are within seven points of each other in a battle to see which two teams will accompany Elche who have already been relegated to the second division.
With four matches remaining, Getafe and Espanyol currently sit 18th and 19th respectively, the two spots they will be relegated to at the end of the season.
Cadiz hosts Valladolid on Friday in a direct battle between two teams trying to avoid demotion.
Cadiz and Valladolid are ahead of the points and only one point ahead of Getafe. The loser of Friday’s game – or both teams if it ends in a draw – will be in danger of falling into the relegation zone if Getafe beat Elche on Saturday.
Valladolid, a club owned by Ronaldo, have lost four goals in a row under coach Paolo Pizzolano, who took over last month.
Fourteenth-placed Valencia could take a big step to ensure their survival if they can beat Real Madrid at home on Sunday. Almeria are two points above the relegation zone when they host Mallorca on Saturday.
Espanyol are four points off safety ahead of Sunday’s visit to Rayo Vallecano. The victory that decides the title.