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La Liga Results 2014 Week 37: Final Scores and Top Scorers for Matchday 37

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 11:  David Villa of Atletico de Madrid reacts as he fail to score during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Malaga CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2014

And then there were two. 

With both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid earning draws on Sunday, a showdown between the two teams next weekend will decide La Liga's title (Real Madrid are out of the running after losing to Celta Vigo, 2-0, though Los Blancos seem more interested in a Champions League title at this point).

It's pretty simple. With a win or draw, Atletico will be champions. But if Barca win, they'll earn the title on goal differential. Next weekend, Camp Nou's the place to be. 

But before we look ahead, let's take a look back at this week's results.

La Liga Matchday 37 Results
HomeScoreAway
Athletic Bilbao1-1Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid1-1Malaga
Celta Vigo2-0Real Madrid
Elche0-0Barcelona
Espanyol1-1Osasuna
Getafe1-0Sevilla FC
Granada0-2Almeria
Real Betis4-3Real Valladolid
ESPN

And here are the week's top scorers:

Matchday 37 Leading Scorers
PlayerTeamGoals
Javi GuerraReal Valladolid2
CharlesCelta Vigo2
Carlos Gonzalez PenaReal Valladolid1
Ruben CastroReal Betis1
Jorge MolinaReal Betis1
JuanfranReal Betis1
Iker MuniainAthletic Bilbao1
Imanol Agirretxe Real Sociedad1
Toby AlderweireldAtletico Madrid1
SamuelMalaga1
Diego ColottoEspanyol1
Javier Acuna CaballeroOsasuna1
Sergio EscuderoGetafe1
VerzaAlmeria1
Alexis Vidal ParreuAlmeria1
ESPN

In the next two weeks, Atletico Madrid could earn an amazing double and could do so at the expense of Barcelona and Real Madrid. As if it wouldn't be incredible enough to win both La Liga and the Champions League, Atletico could also shoot an arrow through the notion that La Liga is a two-club league.

Of course, Atletico's faithful must be somewhat concerned that their men couldn't wrap up the title on Sunday. Are they running out of steam? Are they starting to feel the pressure?

Neither would be shocking. Atletico have neither the depth nor the experience when it comes to snagging trophies of Barca and Los Blancos. And winning at Camp Nou will be no easy task—the Catalans have won 16 of their 18 La Liga home games, drawing and losing once apiece.

On the other hand, Barcelona played on Sunday like a team looking forward more to the offseason than it was the possibility of winning a title. Really, only Atletico seem to desire La Liga's top prize, as Dermot Corrigan of ESPN tweeted:

Nonetheless, it's Barca that have the odds in their favor to win the title, per Paul Carr of ESPN:

While all that goes on, Real Madrid have basically put all of their eggs in the Champions League basket. Of course, Carlo Ancelotti tried to suggest otherwise after the Celta Vigo loss, per Corrigan.

"We have not thrown away La Liga, but since the Champions League semi-final we have dropped in intensity and paid for it," he said.

Sure seems like they threw away La Liga from here. 

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 11:  Luka Modric and Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid CF reacts during the la Liga match between Real Club Celta De Vigo and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Balaidos on May 11, 2014 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Real Betis threw away La Liga long ago and will be relegated, but both Osasuna and Real Valladolid continue to fight for a place in the league next year. Osasuna's draw kept them alive in their quest to remain in the league, but Real Valladolid's wretched loss to Betis doesn't bode well for their chances. 

Both teams trail Granada by two points, and Real Valladolid has the better goal differential, so they might yet save their season. With Granada facing Real Valladolid next weekend—and Osasuna having a very winnable game against Betisit won't be just the title race that has an exciting conclusion. 

 

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