Barcelona can still claim the 2016/17 La Liga title this weekend, if they win their final game of the season against Eibar and leaders Real Madrid are beaten by Malaga.
That would see the Clásico rivals finish level on 90 points, but Barcelona’s head to head record means that trophy would be making its way to Catalunya instead.
And, to add extra narrative to the occasion, one particular player in Malaga’s ranks is planning on doing everything he can to make sure that particular scenario happens.
Sandro Ramirez joined Barça at the age of 14 when he was accepted into the famed La Masia academy and is hoping that if he scores against Real on Sunday it will be enough to hand the title to his former club after spending a total of seven years with them.
“Hopefully I can score and hand the title to Barcelona,” the forward is quoted as saying by AS.
“Hopefully it’s a dream day. I owe [Barça] everything.”
Having left Camp Nou for Andalusia last summer, Sandro has already found the net 14 times in 29 La Liga so far this season. He’s scored more often than Neymar (13), while only seven others in the whole division have been more prolific.
— Málaga CF (@MalagaCF) May 19, 2017
Malaga couldn’t ask to be in much better form ahead of Real’s visit. They’ve won four of their last five La Liga games to climb to 11th place in the table, with Sandro netting seven times in his last eight league appearances.
The forward was actually on the score sheet when Malaga unexpectedly beat Barça back in April. If anyone can deny Real and hand the title to Barça this season, it is going to be him.
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