Barca toast La Liga crown with easy win over Valladolid

Champions Champions Barcelona moved a step closer to matching Real Madrid's La Liga record of 100 points with a 2-1 win over Real Valladolid,that was the prelude to a title party at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Written by Reuters | Madrid | Published: May 21, 2013 12:53 am

Champions Champions Barcelona moved a step closer to matching Real Madrid’s La Liga record of 100 points with a 2-1 win over Real Valladolid,that was the prelude to a title party at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Tito Vilanova’s side wrapped up their fourth league crown in five years last weekend,but still have the chance to equal the mark set by Jose Mourinho’s victorious side last season. A 21st-minute strike from Pedro and an own-goal from Valladolid’s Marc Valiente before halftime sealed a drab victory.

Valladolid pulled one back from the penalty spot through Victor Perez at the end. Barca climbed on to 94 points with two games left to play,away to city rivals Espanyol next weekend and at home to Malaga on June 1st.

Rayo Vallecano stayed in the hunt for a Europa League place with a 3-2 win at Levante that put them eighth with 49 points. Captain Piti scored twice,his second from the penalty spot,to take his tally for the season to 17.

At the foot of the standings,Deportivo Coruna boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 2-0 win over Espanyol that dragged them out of the bottom three into 17th.

Coruna close in on safety

Deportivo Coruna boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 2-0 win at home to Espanyol that dragged them out of the bottom three into 17th. Deportivo climbed on to 35 points with two games left to play,one ahead of Real Zaragoza,who slipped to 18th,after a 2-1 defeat at home to Athletic Bilbao. Zaragoza slipped into the danger zone with 34 points and Celta Vigo are 19th with 31.

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