The crowning of the Spanish champion – Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 17/05/2014

Barcelona news:

They continued their bad appearances and got a draw 1-1 against Elche, although the final result did not changed their chances for the championship. Iniesta had a great chance in the first half and another great one along with Messi in the second,  against a well organized opponent.

“We want the championship and we’ll dedicate it to Tito Vilanova” said Messi.

Barca is one win away from the Spanish title while all the other competitors do not seem to believe in its conquest.

During the week , Victor Valdes left to Germany, Carles Puyol stated that he stops football and Messi renew his contract for 20 million annually.

Atletico Madrid news:

Frustrated and out of ideas, Atletico Madrid did not manage to win Malaga (1-1) at Vicente Calderon Stadium. They received the first goal after a big mistake between Alderweireld and Courtois, scored for the draw a few minutes later and had a great chance to Adrian.

During the week they play the labors of the whole year. Today against Barcelona and next Saturday at Lisbon against Real Madrid for the Uefa Champions League Final.

“We have different playing style, but this does not mean that we play only for defence. Of course in order to attack properly, firstly you have to play good defence. I do not expect a match to be judged quickly, even though Barcelona will try to attack from the beginning” , Diego Simeone said.