Real Madrid on brink of La Liga title while Juventus can clinch Serie A

Real Madrid last won La Liga in 2012
Real Madrid last won La Liga in 2012
Final day of La Liga
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The race to be crowned champions of Spain will be decided on Sunday when Real Madrid and Barcelona play their final La Liga games of the season.

Leaders Real are favourites to end their five-year wait for the title, thus stopping Barcelona from winning it for the third time in a row.

In Italy, Juventus can win Serie A for a record sixth successive campaign on Sunday.

BBC Sport looks at what can happen on a big day in two of Europe's biggest leagues.

'Most difficult part is still to come'

Jose Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid the last time they were crowned domestic champions in 2012.

Since then Barcelona have dominated La Liga, winning it three times in the last four attempts, while Atletico Madrid were crowned champions in 2014.

Yet Real fans will be celebrating if they avoid defeat away to mid-table Malaga, whose boss is six-time Real Madrid title winner Michel, on Sunday (19:00 BST).

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Zinedine Zidane's side are three points ahead of nearest rivals Barcelona, who are at home to eighth-placed Eibar at the same time, after winning their game in hand 4-1 away to Celta Vigo in midweek.

It is Real's title to lose but Zidane, in his first full season in charge at the Bernabeu, is not celebrating just yet.

"The most difficult part is still to come even though we're getting closer [to the title] every day," he said.

"I don't feel like we're the champions yet, we still need to pick up more points and keep on with what we're doing."

Sunday marks Luis Enrique's last La Liga game in charge of Barca after three seasons, two domestic titles and one Champions League triumph.

There is one result that gives the Barca boss hope of their title rivals slipping up... their own defeat at Malaga on 8 April.

Neymar was sent off as a 2-0 defeat hampered Enrique's hopes of leaving the Nou Camp with another league title on his CV.

'Mean game'

There are two games to go in Italy but the maths are simple: If Juventus win at home to relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday (14:00 BST) the title is staying in Turin.

Massimiliano Allegri's side recovered from last week's 3-1 defeat at nearest rivals Roma to win the Coppa Italia with a 2-0 victory over Lazio in midweek.

"We've won the first title, now we want to clinch the second - Sunday against Crotone, who have taken 17 points from the last seven matches," said Allegri.

"It's going to be a difficult match. We'll have to play a mean game."

Italian Serie A
How the top of Serie A stands

If Juve, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on 3 June, fail to beat Crotone, then Roma and Napoli still have a chance to win the Scudetto on the final weekend.

Second-placed Roma closed the gap to one point after a thrilling 5-3 win at Chievo, while third-placed Napoli are a point further behind following a 4-1 home win against Fiorentina later on Saturday.

Mid-table Chievo led twice in the first half, but goals from Stephan El Shaarawy and Mohamed Salah evened it up for Roma at the break.

El Shaarawy put the Giallorossi ahead for the first time after 58 minutes before Salah and Edin Dzeko, who scored his 28th league goal of the season, put them in control.

Napoli, who are already assured of Champions League qualification, kept themselves in the hunt after goals from Kalidou Koulibaly, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens, who scored twice.

Juventus are on course for a European and domestic treble after winning the Coppa Italia in midweek
Juventus are on course for a European and domestic treble after winning the Coppa Italia in midweek

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