Barcelona have won their 22nd La Liga title, wrestling back ownership of the championship they lost to Real Madrid last year. It was Los Blancos who went into into their match with Espanyol knowing they must win to postpone the celebration, but they were unable to do so in their 1-1 draw at Cornella El-Prat.
It’s the fourth league title in five years for the Blaugrana, and it’s the first time they’ve won it after losing the prior season. They currently sit atop La Liga table with 88 points, just 12 points shy of the league record 100 points scored by Real Madrid last year.
Manager Tito Vilanova led his club to an unbeaten record at home in the league, losing only two games to Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, while scoring 105 goals to date. Barcelona faces Atletico Madrid on Sunday.