The Serie A title race is already tied up, with Juventus maintaining their dominance of the Italian top flight, and La Liga could crown its 2018/19 champions this weekend too, as Barcelona need only to avoid defeat to Levante at the Nou Camp.
Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund are still fighting to disrupt Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga dominion, while the race to earn a place in next season’s Champions League is hotting up all around the Continent.
Here, we break down the three standout fixtures from this weekend’s European action.
Barcelona vs Levante
Barcelona can retain their La Liga crown simply by avoiding defeat to 15th-placed Levante at the Nou Camp on Saturday evening.
That might not be quite as straight forward as it seems, though, as Levante were the only side to beat Barca in La Liga last season, scuppering the Blaugrana’s hopes of completing the campaign unbeaten.
With one eye on there Champions League semi-final showdown with Liverpool coming up on Wednesday, Ernesto Valverde may once again elect to rest several key players for this fixture, having started Lionel Messi on the bench for the 2-0 midweek win over Alaves.
However, even if Barcelona’s best are kept in reserve, they should still have more than enough quality on the pitch to pick up the point they need to claim another La Liga title. And, with Barca in the last four of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey final, it will be step one of their desired treble in the bag.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
The Rivierderby between Dortmund and Schalke is always one of the most fiercely contested fixtures in any Bundesliga season.
While Schalke have desperately under-performed this term, currently sitting 15th and with just one win from their last five games, they will be desperate to scupper their rivals’ title hopes.
Dortmund are second in the Bundesliga with four games remaining, trailing long-time champions Bayern by just a point.
Their 5-0 thrashing at the Allianz Arena earlier this month means they are now outsiders to claim a first top-flight title since their second crown under Jurgen Klopp in 2012, but Lucien Favre’s men will not give up hope yet.
Torino vs AC Milan
Although the title race is done and dusted, with Juventus strolling to yet another Scudetto, there remains plenty of intrigue in Serie A thanks to the thrilling contest for qualification for next season’s Champions League.
On Sunday evening, fourth-placed Milan travel to Turin to take on Torino, the side currently seventh but only three points behind the Rossoneri in the final Champions League spot.
Stumbling Milan have won just once in their last seven all-competitions fixtures, while Torino have vaulted themselves into top-four contention with a five-game unbeaten run.
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