Tello vs Celta / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Is it adios for Celta, Mallorca and Zaragoza? The bottom three could all bid farewell to their La Liga status this evening and all three know that they have to win to go into next week’s final games with any hope of salvation. Bottom team Celta are away to Valladolid, Mallorca are at the Vicente Calderon and Zaragoza visit a Betis side fighting for a Europa League spot. If Deportivo – away to Malaga for Manuel Pellegrini’s last game in charge at the Rosaleda- and Osasuna – at home to Seville – can both win, Celta will go down whatever their own result and unless they win, so will Mallorca, whilst a defeat would condemn Zaragoza and a draw or a win give them a chance next weekend. If Deportivo or Osasuna lose –next weekend should be a real nail biter!

Farewell to San Mames. Bilbao’s historic San Mames Stadium will stage its last ever La Liga game when Athletic Bilbao face Levante, after 100 years of service – the only ground to have featured in all 82 editions of the Spanish League. With more than 1,300 league games having being played there, “La Catedral” is set to be demolished this summer to make way for a spanking new stadium right next door. It’s bound to be an emotional moment for Bilbao fans, as the club President and ex-player Jose Urrutia puts it: “I’ll feel sadness and nostalgia– it’s difficult to put what San Mames means into words - but also excitement at the prospect of a new stadium and a promising future for our club”.

Will the fourth spot go down to the wire? Neither Bilbao nor Levante have anything to play for this season, but their neighbours Real Sociedad and Valencia are still scrapping for that last Champions League spot. Valencia face Granada – who will guarantee safety with a point – with Roberto Soldado, Mathieu, Parejo, Valdez, Barragán and Piatti all just a yellow card away from suspension for what could be next weekend’s decider in Seville. Real Sociedad entertain Real Madrid in Mourinho’s last away game for the second placed team and will be missing the suspended Carlos Vela, whilst Madrid are without the injured Casillas, Ramos, Coentrao and Xabi Alonso.

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