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Summary

  1. Barca clinch title with win
  2. Messi hits winner
  3. Real Madrid beat Espanyol
  4. Ronaldo hits hat-trick

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By Jonathan Jurejko and James McMath

All times stated are UK

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The Barcelona celebrations will carry on long into the early Catalan hours, but it is time for us to call it a night. Make sure you join us on Wednesday for our next helping of European fun - the Coppa Italia final between Juventus and Lazio on Wednesday. Adios!

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John McEnerney: Didn't think Barca would be up for three trophies in August. They integrated new players in two key positions, they peaked at the right time

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Espanyol 1-4 Real Madrid

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Another season of failure for Real Madrid - and make no mistake that's what it is when they don't win the Primeira Division - means this: the Bernabeu club have won the Liga just once in the past seven seasons. Remarkable for a club of their size.

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

So what does Barcelona's Liga win mean for Real Madrid? It means Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti's job is far from secure.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague reckons that Madrid president Florentino Perez has already sounded out four men to replace Ancelotti - Rafa Benitez, Jurgen Klopp, Zinedine Zidane and... Jose Mourinho.

Take that with a pinch of as much or as little salt as you wish...

Barca reaction

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Barcelona celebrate their title win
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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: "Right now I'd like to thank everyone who helped in achieving this title and our fans."

FC Barcelona: Special thanks to all the Barça supporters who made the trip to the Vicente Calderón today! #FCBLive #CampionsFCB

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Barca reaction

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Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu: "We're very happy. First objective: achieved. Now that we've won La Liga, the next step is the Spanish Cup."

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Thomas Vermaelen isn't the only one jumping for joy. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger might well be doing the same later this month. That's because the Gunners,

according to the Guardian, are set for a £3m windfall if Barcelona defeat Juventus in the Champions League final next month as part of last summer's deal for the Belgian.

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Taurai Chinoruma: Thomas Vermaelen won the FA Cup without kicking a ball, and now he has won La Liga without kicking a ball as well!!

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Another ex-Premier League player is also enjoying the Barca celebrations - but he hasn't quite had the same impact as Luis Suarez. Injury-hit defender Thomas Vermaelen has barely had a kick since arriving from Arsenal, although that's not stopping him from guzzling the cava.

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Look there's Luis Suarez! The Barca striker's leg injury, which forced him to sit out today's title-clinching match, does not seem to be hurting too much as he jumps up and down in celebration with his team-mates.

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Chelsea Warrior: And we all said Barca were in crisis previously. What crisis?

Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker: "Barcelona, 2015 Liga champions. Congratulations. #ViscaElBarca."

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

"Campeones, campeones, ole, ole, ole!" sing the jubilant Barca players on the Vicente Calderon pitch. (Campeones translates into English as champions for those who haven't already guessed...)

BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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BARCA WIN LA LIGA

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Luis Enrique's impact at Barcelona has not been met with universal love, but the coach has taken the first step to a remarkable treble in his debut campaign as the Nou Camp boss.

The Primera Division is already in the bag, with Champions League and Copa del Rey finals on the horizon. Only one other man has led a Spanish club to that feat....

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol: "Congratulations, champions!!!! You're the best. Visca el Barça!"

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT - BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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Champagne moment? Perhaps that should be Cava moment. A few bottles of the sparkling Spanish wine, produced in the Catalonia region of which Barcelona is the capital, have been smuggled on to the pitch as the Barca players spray bubbly over each other.

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT - BARCA WIN LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Luis Enrique breaks into a huge grin as he leaps from the Calderon bench to hug his coaching staff. The rest of the bench tear on to the pitch as the luminous-yellow shirted Barca players jump about in pure delirium.

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT - BARCA WIN LA LIGA

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Barcelona are crowned champions
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All over in the Calderon as the referee blows his final whistle. Barcelona are the Spanish champions!

INJURY TIME

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Oops, tempers have flared. Atletico defender Diego Godin, the man who won the title in the Nou Camp for his side. The Uruguayan loses his cool as tries to grab Neymar by the scruff of the neck. Clearly he's not happy about having to hand over the Liga trophy...

FULL-TIME

Espanyol 1-4 Real Madrid

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Madrid kept their part of the bargain but it was not enough. They needed a favour from city rivals Atletico but it did not arrive.

INJURY TIME

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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Into the first of a minimum of three minutes of stoppage time. That's three minutes until Barcelona regain the Spanish title. Unless Atletico nab a late leveller...

GREAT SAVE!

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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Another great save - this time at the other end. Atletico keeper Jan Oblak needs to be alert to palm out Lionel Messi's free-kick which appeared to be destined for the bottom right corner.

GOAL

Espanyol 1-4 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo (79)

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Cristiano Ronaldo heads home at the back post after James Rodriguez's cross - his 45th league goal of the season and his seventh hat-trick in La Liga this term.

GREAT SAVE!

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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Well, we think this was a great save. Claudio Bravo jumps into action to tip over a fierce shot from Atletico's Jose Maria Gimenez. That almost gatecrashed Barca's party.

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Barcelona are still attacking as they look to bag the second goal which would sew up the title. Lionel Messi jinks this way and that, before being crowded out by the home defence. Jeremy Mathieu slices wide a cross from the left touchline when the ball breaks out to him.

SUBSTITUTION

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The Vicente Calderon rises in unison to salute two of the all-time Spanish greats. Barcelona skipper Andres Iniesta, who scored Spain's winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, is given a standing ovation as he is replaced by club captain Xavi.

TEN TO GO

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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Barcelona are 10 minutes away from winning La Liga. Any away victory today will see off Real Madrid's challenge - but an Atletico equaliser would take the title race to the final weekend.

GOAL

Espanyol 1-3 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo (83)

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All credit to Madrid, who are doing their bit to keep their title hopes alive. Javier Hernandez does brilliantly to hook the ball back to Cristiano Ronaldo and he arrives to drive home his second of the match.

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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Defensive change for Barcelona as they attempt to shut up shop. France defender Jeremy Mathieu adds a bit more height and strength to the away defence, replacing diminutive left-back Jordi Alba. Blaugrana boss Luis Enrique is expecting the kitchen sink to be thrown by Atletico...

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Almost a third for Barca. Pedro sends a vicious shot whistling past the Atletico upright.

GOAL

Espanyol 1-2 Real Madrid - Marcelo (79)

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A thumping drive from Marcelo puts Madrid back in front. The Brazilian lashes home his first league goal of the season after Cristiano Ronaldo's cut-back but Los Blancos still need a favour from Atletico....

FIFTEEN TO GO

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Atletico, as you would expect from a Diego Simeone side, are not giving up. Diego Godin is hustled out of possession by Ivan Rakitic, who has the legs on the Uruguyan defender to nick back possession and clear inside the Barca box.

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Somebody is whispering in the ear of Barca coach Luis Enrique. "Boss, you've won your first Liga title as a manager," will be the jist of it.

Barcelona are coasting towards becoming champions....

GOAL

Espanyol 1-1 Real Madrid - Cristhian Stuani (73)

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Oh dear. It's all going wrong for Madrid. A terrible touch from goalkeeper Keylor Navas allows Cristhian Stuani to close him down. The scuffed clearance falls to Sergio Garcia and he sets up Stuani to score. Madrid now need a minor miracle to prevent Barcelona being crowned champions tonight.

TWENTY MINUTES TO GO

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

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I'm not sure how many Barca fans have made the trip to the Spanish capital today - but they are certainly in fine voice. And so they should be as their team are 20 minutes away from becoming Spanish champions again.

Barca should be celebrating a second goal as Ivan Rakitic and Lionel Messi combine to tee up Neymar. But the Brazil forward loses composures, leans back and skies over the Atletico crossbar.

Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid

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News of Lionel Messi's goal for Barca has filtered through to most people in the Power8 Stadium and it's fair to say neither set of supporters have welcomed it. The atmosphere is decidedly flat, all of a sudden.

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The Barcelona bench restores their clam after erupting to celebrate Lionel Messi's opening goal. Luis Enrique allowed himself a brief roar of delight, before regaining composure. He barks out some orders as his team look to see out the final quarter of the match.

GOAL

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona - Lionel Messi (65 mins)

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Barcelona are 25 minutes away from winning La Liga!

And who else but Lionel Messi scores the opening goal. The Argentine superstar plays a quick one-two with Pedro, takes a couple of neat touches, then forces low across Atletico keeper Jan Oblak into the bottom corner.

Lionel Messi
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