La Liga Fixtures 2015 Week 38: Schedule, Live Stream Info, Picks and Key Players

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2015

Barcelona's players celebrate their championship after a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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The La Liga race is over—and Barcelona will be crowned champions after claiming the title at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid. 

The Blaugrana sit four points ahead of Real Madrid going into the final match, allowing for a true celebration to be planned at the Camp Nou as Luis Enrique claims his first La Liga title.

Enrique's team face a struggling Deportivo La Coruna side who could be relegated if Eibar or Almeria better their result on Saturday.

Granada are in the same predicament as Deportivo, with any one from four on their way out of the top division.

Here are the fixtures for the final week's matches, as well as predictions and streaming info:

La Liga Fixtures and Predictions, Week 38
DateKickoff (BST/ET)FixturePredictionLive Stream
Saturday, May 23.3.30 p.m./10.30 a.m.Levante v Elche1-1beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mAlmeria v Valencia1-3beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mAthletic Bilbao v Villarreal0-0beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mBarcelona v Deportivo2-1beIN Sports Connect, Sky Go
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mCelta Vigo v Espanyol1-1beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mEibar v Cordoba2-1beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mGranada v Atletico Madrid1-3beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mMalaga v Sevilla1-2beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.5.30 p.m./12.30 p.mRayo Vallecano v Real Sociedad1-1beIN Sports Connect
Saturday, May 23.7.30 p.m./2.30 p.m.Real Madrid v Getafe5-0beIN Sports Connect, Sky Go
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Xavi, Barcelona

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In a time when the word "legend" is used with far too much ease, Barcelona will say goodbye to a genuine hero as Xavi departs the club after 17 years.

The midfielder will join Qatar club side Al Sadd as he exits the big stage of European football. The player admitted on Thursday the new La Liga champions had offered him a fresh deal to stay at the Camp Nou, but he opted to turn it down, per Sky Sports.

The 35-year-old will feature in his final Spanish league game against Deportivo at home, with the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals offering the player the chance to leave on winning the treble. 

Manu Fernandez/Associated Press

Despite his ageing legs, Xavi has still been a regular and consistent performer for his club, featuring in 30 La Liga matches and nine Champions League ties, per WhoScored.com. And with two goals and eight assists to his name, the iconic individual has continued to show his skills. 

The ever humble player was balanced and calm in his press conference on Thursday and spoke about how he would like to be remembered, per Press Association via the Guardian:

I would like to be remembered as someone who always gave everything to Barca and the national team, I always tried to play for the team. I have a passion for football and I believe I have made the most of my abilities as a footballer. Barca will continue to win and play well without me. History is proof of that.

Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press

As the generations and decades pass, the name of Xavi will never be forgotten, not only by fans of Barcelona but by the wider football community in Spain and Europe. His ability has graced all of the major stadiums in world football, and he has been the core of Barca's philosophy for more than a decade.

But as his club looks towards a new dawn, encapsulated by the brilliance of Neymar and Luis Suarez, Xavi will be safe in the knowledge that the Catalan team is in the safest of hands. 

Iker Casillas, Real Madrid

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As one legend leaves Barca, the Bernabeu could see the end of one of its central protagonists as Iker Casillas' time as No. 1 comes to an end.

The real and present danger of David De Gea's arrival is in the goalkeeper's face, as reported by Colin Harvey of the Daily Star, but Casillas is likely to not give up his spot without a fight. 

Despite Florentino Perez's iron grip on transfer matters, Sean Kearns of Metro says Marca believe the stopper has informed his club president he is going nowhere—with two years still on his current deal.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press

But Casillas has become a liability in the Madrid net, and with the margin between Barcelona and the Galacticos so slight, it is likely Real would have won the title if De Gea had been their goalkeeper this season. 

Casillas has played in 41 La Liga and Champions League games this year, per WhoScored, and on reflection, it was too much for a goalkeeper who has lost much of the quality that made him the greatest on the planet. 

De Gea's arrival will surely signal the end of Casillas' time in Madrid, unless he is happy to be cover for the Manchester United man, if he signs.

De Gea has elevated himself into the bracket of the world's best, and Saturday could be the last time we get to see Casillas in the Los Blancos' goal.

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