Barca out of title running

27 April 2008 12:25
Barcelona's faint title hopes were finally ended on Saturday evening when they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Deportivo La Coruna. Bitter rivals Real Madrid can now win the league title should they win and second-placed Villarreal slip up on Sunday. A poor Barcelona performance at the Municipal de Riazor led to a fifth away defeat of the season for Frank Rijkaard's inconsistent side, who now face a fight to finish second in La Liga. Second-half goals from Juan Rodriguez and Pablo Amo secured the points for an improving Depor outfit. In Saturday's only other action, Real Murcia and Sevilla played out a dour goalless draw. The solitary point apiece dented Sevilla's Champions League qualification hopes and left 19th placed Murcia still deep in relegation danger.

Source: ESA

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