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FC Barcelona guarantees the title of the Spanish championship by winning Derby

Barcelona beat rivals Espanyol 4-2 and won the La Liga title for the first time since 2019. Lewandowski extended his lead on the league’s shooting list by one.

football club Barcelona Determine the twenty-seventh championship title in the club’s history early on. The Catalans won their city duel with penultimate relegation-threatened Espanyol 4-2 away from home on Sunday and managed to celebrate their first LaLiga victory since 2019 at the opponent’s stadium in all venues. And with a 14-point lead over his pursuer, Real Madrid (David Alaba), the leader could no longer be intercepted with four laps to go before the end.

It is Barcelona’s second title this season after winning the Spanish Super Cup. Robert Lewandowski was once again fantastic, with the Polish striker scoring twice before the break (11th, 40th) and thus extending his lead on the goalscoring list to Karim Benzema (17th) with 21 goals this season. The 34-year-old former Bayern Munich star finished with a close-range knee after a pass from Alejandro Balde and only had to push the ball over the line again after Rafinha crossed from the other end.

In between, Balde (20th) succeeded after Pedri crossed into the far corner with a direct acceptance. After changing the team, Jules Conde (53rd), who scored a goal with his head after a perfect cross from De Jong, brought Barcelona the 27th victory of the season. After all, the last point was reserved for the hosts, Javi Puado (73.) scored with a powerful blow that was worth watching, and then Joselu (92.) also played a cosmetic score. Only 12 and 13 have been conceded to the champions this season. This was not a significant partial success for the relegation favourites, the gap to the non-relegation spots after Round 34 is four points.

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Espanyol fans disrupt the celebrations

The celebrations of the Barcelona players on the field ended quickly, especially after several Espanyol fans stormed the field. The security forces had their hands full protecting the stadium from the inside from the spectators.

In the fight for second place, Alaba and Co. had better cards once again, since Sunday’s Atletico Madrid made a mistake when Elche went down. Fidel scored the decisive goal of the surprising victory 1: 0 in the 41st minute. Real had already won 1-0 against Getafe on Saturday without the ailing Alaba and had two points more than the third party.