La Liga Top 4
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The Spanish La Liga is down to the final few games. There are only 4 matches left to play in the La Liga season 2021-2022 for each team.

Real Madrid, 15 points clear of the 2nd place Barcelona in the table, has already bagged the league title this season to pile up their 35th league title on the trophy cabinet.

However, the battle has heated up to finish in the top 4 of the table to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. Barcelona, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis, and Real Sociedad are still in the race to finish in the top 4.

La Liga Points Table

Position Teams Played Points
1st Real Madrid 34 81
2nd Barcelona 34 66
3rd Sevilla 34 64
4th Atletico Madrid 34 61
5th Real Betis 34 58
6th Real Sociedad 34 56

Top 4 teams will qualify for the UEFA Champions League season 2022-2023. The 5th team will play in the UEFA Europa League. Each team will play 38 matches this season. A win brings 3 points, 1 for a draw, and no points for a defeat.

Who will qualify for the UCL next season?

Here we will analyze the La Liga points table, the recent form of the teams, and the remaining fixtures to figure out who will qualify for the UCL next season.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid has already won the La Liga title season 2021-2022 with 4 matches. They are currently sitting 15 points clear of 2nd place Barcelona. We will cheer Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League next season.

The La Liga Champions have an incredible UCL campaign this season. They are into the UCL Final, playing against Liverpool in Paris. Real Madrid pulled a stunning, remarkable, staggering comeback against Man City in the second leg of the UCL semi-finals on Wednesday (May 4).

Carlo Ancelotti’s men were trailing by 5-3 goals on aggregate in the 90th minute; the home crowd was leaving the stadium. But you could never write off the 13 times UCL winners Real Madrid. 2 goals in 2 minutes from the Brazilian wonder-kid Rodrygo turned the match on its head, 5-5 level on aggregate, into extra time.

Karim Benzema converted a penalty 5 minutes into extra time to send Real Madrid to Paris. Real Madrid will take on Liverpool in the UCL final on 28 May 2022.

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The La Liga 2021-2022 champions, into the Champions League final, 43 goals in 43 matches for Karim Benzema in all competitions and the highest scorer of the La Liga and the UCL, the Los Blancos are set to end this season with a bang.

Real Madrid’s Remaining Matches in La Liga

The Whites have 2 home matches and 2 away matches for their remaining fixtures in the La Liga. They will host Levante and Real Betis and have trips to Atletico, Madrid, and Cadiz.

Real Madrid Next Match

Real Madrid will play their next match in the La Liga against Atletico Madrid. The Madrid derby is underway on Sunday, 8 May 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, 9:00 pm local time at Wanda Metropolitano, the home of Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid will take on Liverpool in the UCL final on Saturday, 28 May 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT in Paris.

Barcelona

Barcelona should be safe to finish in the top 4 and qualify for the UCL next season.

The Blaugranes are leading the race for finishing in the top 4. They are currently in the 2nd spot with 66 points, 2 points ahead of Sevilla and 5 points ahead of Atletico Madrid. Barcelona still have some work to do to end the season by qualifying for the UCL 2022-2023. They have to face Real Betis and Villarreal in their remaining fixtures.

Barcelona defeated Real Mallorca in their last La Liga match by 2-1 goals at home, breaking a 3-match losing streak at home in all competitions.

It has been a season to forget for Xavi’s men. There were no trophies for Barcelona; they were knocked out from the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao, Europa League by Frankfurt, and the Champions League from the group stage.

However, the Catalan club had shown the sign of rebuilding by a 15- match unbeaten under Xavi. They are sure to come back strongly in the next season.

Barcelona’s Remaining Matches in La Liga

Barcelona will visit Real Betis and Getafe and host Celta Vigo and Villarreal in their remaining matches.

Barcelona Next Match

Barcelona’s next match is against Real Betis in the La Liga on Saturday, 7 May 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, 9:00 pm Local Time. Barcelona will visit Benito Villamarin to face the Copa del Rey champions Real Betis.

It will be a crucial match for both sides. Barcelona will look forward to taking all three points on the safe side to finish in the top 4. On the other hand, Real Betis, currently at 5th with 3 points behind the 4th place Atletico Madrid, will give their everything to beat Barcelona at home.

Sevilla

Tough challenges await Sevilla in their way to qualify for the UCL next season.

Sevilla is at 3rd place with 64 points, 3 points ahead of the 4th place Atletico Madrid, and 6 points ahead of Real Betis.

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Julen Lopetegui’s men have tough challenges ahead in the forms of Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, and Athletic Bilbao. Hence, they should not falter in their remaining matches to finish in the top 4.

Sevilla dropped points against Cadiz at home after a 1-1 draw in the last La Liga match. They have gathered 7 points from the previous 5 league matches, 2W, 2L, and 1D; the defeats came against Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Sevilla will visit Madrid for a crucial match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, 15 May 2022, which will be very important for both sides for their top 4 race.

Sevilla’s Remaining Matches in La Liga

Sevilla will take on Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Real Mallorca, and Athletic Bilbao in their remaining matches in the La Liga. They will visit Villarreal and Madrid and host Mallorca and Bilbao.

Sevilla Next Match

Sevilla will play their next match against Villarreal in the La Liga on Sunday, 8 May 2022, at 2:15 pm GMT, 4:15 pm GMT, at home to Villarreal.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid must come back in the winning ways to finish in the top 4, qualifying for the UCL season 2022-2023. Real Betis are hot on their heels, trailing by 3 points, placing 5th in the table.

The defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have a tough season in all competitions. They are currently in the 4th spot with 61 points in the La Liga, 3 points behind Sevilla, and only 3 points ahead of the 5th place Real Betis.

Diego Simeone’s men are without a trophy this season, knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Real Sociedad in the Round of 16, and Champions League by Man City in the quarter-finals.

Diego Simeone’s men have been struggling in recent matches. They have gathered only 4 points in their last 4 league matches, 1W, 2L, and 1D. They suffered a 2-0 goals away defeat against Athletic Bilbao the previous weekend.

To qualify in the UCL next season, Atletico Madrid must overcome complex challenges against Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Real Sociedad.

Atletico Madrid’s Remaining Matches in La Liga

Atletico Madrid will host Real Madrid and Sevilla and visit Elche and Real Sociedad in their remaining La Liga fixtures.

Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla will be a crucial tie for both teams as they will go all guns blazing for a spot in the UCL next season.

Atletico Madrid Next Match

Atletico Madrid will play their next match in the La Liga against Real Madrid. The Madrid derby is underway on Sunday, 8 May 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, 9:00 pm local time at Wanda Metropolitano, the home of Atletico Madrid.

Real Betis

Real Betis must overcome top-of-the-table challenges against Barcelona and Real Madrid to finish in the top 4, qualifying for the UCL next season.

Real Betis are having a magnificent season in domestic competitions. They have won the Copa del Rey for the first time since 2005. Manuel Pellegrini’s men defeated Valencia by 5-4 goals on penalties to lift the Copa del Rey trophy.

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Real Betis are pushing for a place in the UCL next season, currently at the 5th place with 58 points, 3 points behind Atletico Madrid with 4 matches to go.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men dropped points against Getafe in a 0-0 draw in the away match on Monday (May 2). However, they closed the gap by 1 end as Atletico Madrid had lost their weekend match.

Real Betis still have a long way to go to finish in the top 4, as they have to face the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid,  and Valencia in their remaining league fixtures.

Real Betis Remaining Matches in La Liga

Real Betis’ remaining opponents in the La Liga are Barcelona, Valencia, Granda,  and Real Madrid. They will play home matches against Barcelona and Granada and visit Valencia and Real Madrid.

Real Betis Next Match

Real Betis’ next match is against Barcelona in the La Liga on Saturday, 7 May 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, 9:00 pm Local Time. Barcelona will visit Benito Villamarin to face the Copa del Rey champions Real Betis.

It will be a crucial match for both sides. Barcelona will look forward to taking all three points on the safe side to finish in the top 4. On the other hand, Real Betis will give their everything to beat Barcelona at home for the exact cause.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad are still up for the top 4 race, set to meet Atletico Madrid in the last La Liga matchday.

Real Sociedad are still up for challenging the 4th spot for qualifying in the UCL next season. They are currently at 6th place in the table with 56 points, 5 points behind the 4th spot Atletico Madrid. They are only 2 points behind the Europa League spot, currently claimed by Real Betis.

Real Sociedad will host Atletico Madrid on the last matchday of the season in what could be a supreme battle for the top 4 finish.

However, Real Sociedad’s top 4 mission suffered a blow in their 1-1 away draw against Rayo Vallecano on the weekend. Real Sociedad have gathered only 2 points from their last 3 league matches, two draws, and one defeat against Barcelona.

Real Sociedad Remaining Matches in La Liga

Real Sociedad’s remaining opponents in the La Liga are Levante, Cadiz, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid. They will play home matches against Cadiz and Atletico Madrid, and will visit to Levante and Villarreal.

Real Sociedad Next Match

Next up for Real Sociedad is Levante in the La Liga, on Friday, 6 May 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, 9:00 pm Local Time.

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