El Clasico 2017 La Liga table standings and results after Messi Barcelona take first place from Real Madrid

El Clasico 2017: La Liga table standings and results after Messi, Barcelona take first place from Real Madrid

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It would take a miracle run by Atletico Madrid and an epic collapse by the top two teams for Diego Simeones men to win the title. Right now, its a two-horse race heading into the final stretch of the season.

El Clasico 2017: La Liga table standings and results after Messi, Barcelona take first place from Real Madrid

Its worth noting once again that Real Madrid has one fewer game played than Barcelona. They still need to reschedule a previously postponed match against Celta de Vigo. Average points netted by Real Madrids remaining opponents: 39.3. As for Barca? Its 42.6. Theres still a month left in the race, and despite Sundays scoreline, Real Madrid probably still hold the slightest edge over Barcelona.

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As result of a magisterial performance by Messi, who scored two goals, Barcelona picked up three crucial points to set the top of the Spanish league table on fire. But before we break down the table, lets have a look at La Ligas Week 33 scores and results:

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Barcelonas 3-2 win over Real Madrid is the biggest result of a week that only featured five league matches. With the win, Barcelona takes possession of first place, though Real Madrid has played one fewer game. If the season were to end on Sunday, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid would all qualify for the Champions League. Sevilla would clinch spot in the play-in round to get into the Champions League, while Villarreal and Real Sociedad would clinch spots into the Europa League. Sporting Gijon, Granada and Osasuna would each be relegated into the second division as it stands.

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On Sunday,Lionel Messi and Barcelona ripped the heart out of Ronaldo and Real Madrids chestthanks to a 92nd minute goal in the dying seconds of one of the greatest El Clasico matches in recent memory. For those that missed it, heres the walk-off goal by the Argentine superstar on the final kick of the match:

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