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Did You Know: Five Games That Won Barcelona The La Liga

On Saturday, 27th April, Barcelona won their fifth La Liga title in five years after defeating Levante 1-0, thanks to a brilliant goal from Lionel Messi.

Barca clinched the title with three games to play, having pulled an amazing season run and currently are nine points head of Atletico Madrid, who Barcelona has also defeated in a head to head encounter.

Here are five games that helped Barcelona claim the La Liga title for the 26th time in their history.

Barcelona 5:1 Real Madrid (October 28)

This match was the first El Classico in 11 years without Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former was out on injury, giving Luis Suarez the opportunity to shine brightly in his absence, scoring a hat-trick at Camp Nou.

Sevilla 2:4 Barcelona (February 23)

Messi was just back from injury and as always it was on him to take Barcelona ahead in the league. However, the Argentinian had only scored one goal in five games for FCB and his form was in doubt.

Messi surprisingly rose to the occasion and scored his 50th career goal in a riveting 4-2 defeat of Sevilla.

Real Madrid 0:1 Barcelona (March 2)

After knocking Madrid out of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona successfully ended their rival’s run for the La Liga title.

Villarreal 4:4 Barcelona (April 2)

Many had believed Barcelona’s shot at the title would be drenched with danger after Villarreal successfully held Barcelona at 4-2 at regulation time.

Two goals from Messi and Suarez in the 91st and 93rd minutes respectively restored Barca’s hopes as they moved up to the top of the table.

Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid (April 6)

Yet again, the duo of Suarez and Messi brought mayhem to Diego Simeone’s men as Barcelona picked up a straight 3 point win, sending them 11 points clear with seven games left in the league.

Source: Guardian

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