Why Real Madrid may pip Barcelona to La Liga title despite El Clasico defeat

by Mark Bassey

Suarez El Clasico Mar2015On Sunday night, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 in a thrilling El Clasico fixture.

Although the victory has put the Catalans four points clear at the top of La Liga, Lionel Messi and co might regret not scoring more at the Nou Camp.

Barca lost 3-1 in the reverse fixture last year at the Santiago Bernabeu and if Real manage to draw level on points with them, they will snatch the title because of a superior head-to-head advantage.

Real famously pipped Barca to the title in the 2006/2007, despite scoring 12 goals less and conceding seven more.

THE LA LIGA TIEBREAKER SYSTEM

1) Head to head points

2) Head to head goal difference

3) Head to head goals scored

4) Goal difference

5) Goals scored

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