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Barcelona are champions, Depor join Malaga and Las Palmas in Segunda

Unless there is an administrative relegation (unlikely, but it has happened before)

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona - La Liga
Barca steams away, Depor is on the ground
Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Deportivo La Coruña means that Barca are champions of La Liga. With an eleven-point lead over Atleti currently, and a game in hand, this could be the largest gap between first and second since 2012-13 (15 points).

Deportivo are officially relegated, as well, joining Las Palmas and Malaga. It’s still theoretically possible for a reprieve to happen—remember Eibar finished third from bottom in 2015, but stayed up because Elche (who finished 13th) were sent down for financial irregularities.

The table is quite amazing at the moment—a twelve-point gap between Depor and fourth from bottom, 11 teams between 40 and 49 points, then a five point gap to Villarreal in sixth.

Much of Malaga’s current roster have already said they want to leave, Las Palmas is likely to go on an extensive clearout as well. Depor have more talent in their group—and since several of those players joined up after they were promoted in 2014, it’s reasonable to expect that some will want to leave—and teams such as Villarreal could well be interested.