Barcelona crowned La Liga champions

Barca's Leo Messi is congratulated after a goal against Real Betis on May 5, 2013
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Barcelona win La Liga following Real Madrid's draw 1-1 at Espanyol this evening.

Barcelona have won La Liga following Real Madrid's 1-1 draw at Espanyol this evening.

Jose Mourinho's side needed to win to keep alive their slim hopes of a second successive title but were held at Cornella-El Prat.

Christian Stuani's opener was cancelled out by Gonzalo Higuain, but the visitors could not find the winner that would have kept the title race open.

The result leaves Tito Vilanova's side seven points clear of their fierce rivals, with Madrid only having two games left to play.

The triumph is the Catalan giants' 22nd league title and the fourth time in five years the club have topped the division.

Barca play Atletico Madrid tomorrow evening at the Vicente Calderon and have two matches in hand over Madrid.

Los Blancos will contest the Copa del Rey final against their local rivals Atletico on May 17.

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2Barcelona214650
3Atletico Madrid212347
4Sevilla201242
5Valencia202041
6Villarreal211538
7Malaga20232
8Eibar21-427
9Espanyol21-526
10Celta Vigo21-324
11Athletic Bilbao21-823
12Rayo Vallecano21-1623
13Real Sociedad21-722
14Deportivo La Coruna21-1621
15Getafe21-1320
16Almeria21-1519
17Cordoba21-1518
18Granada21-1918
19Elche21-2417
20Levante21-2416