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Atletico, Barca set up Spanish title decider
Atletico, Barcelona set up Spanish title decider following draws; Madrid loses
By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
Associated Press
2014-05-12 03:22 AM

MADRID (AP) -- Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will play a winner-takes-all decider for the Spanish league title after both teams drew on Sunday, while Real Madrid lost to see its slim title hopes end.

Little-used defender Tobias Alderweireld headed home a corner kick for Atletico in the 74th minute to cancel out Samuel Garcia's opener.

Though Malaga finished with 10 men, the Atletico failed to score a winner that would have secured a first league title in 18 years after Elche held Barcelona 0-0.

Instead, Atletico travels to the Camp Nou next weekend for a dramatic finale to decide the champion.

Atletico would clinch the title with a draw, while Barcelona would defend its crown with a win.

Madrid limped out of the league race with a poor showing in Vigo, where a pair of turnovers allowed Charles to score both goals in a 2-0 win.

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