Leaders Barcelona could wrap up the La Liga title in their next game – at neighbours Espanyol after substitute Jordi Alba struck an 85th-minute winner against 10-man Osasuna at the Nou Camp.
The mid-table visitors had Jorge Herrando sent off less than half an hour into his debut for a professional foul on Pedri – the seventh red card for the club in La Liga this season. But Osasuna stayed organized and frustrated their opponents until Alba’s winner with the outside of his foot.
The victory moved Xavi’s side 14 points clear of Real Madrid with five games remaining. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost 2-0 at Real Sociedad, meaning Barca will seal a first title since 2019 if they beat Espanyol on 14 May.