With Real Madrid as league champions for days and with Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla with the Champions League already assured, on the last day of the championship two unknowns had to be cleared up in the fight at the top of the classification: the third place in the championship and the team classified for the next edition of the Conference League.
The main battle was fought for the place that corresponds to Spanish football in the Conference League, the competition that UEFA has launched this season. Villarreal, who arrived with a point advantage, and Athletic were the two teams that aspired to it on the last day. The people from Castellón, thanks to their victory at the Camp Nou (0-2), were the ones who ensured their presence in Europe next season.
Before the break, Pedraza put Villarreal ahead at the Camp Nou. Unai Emery's team repeated at the start of the second half with a goal from Moi Gómez and ended up celebrating the victory that put them in Europe. Athletic, who lost in Pizjuán, finally stayed out of the European competitions next season.
Villarreal will be the first Spanish team to participate in the Conference League. Curiously, the yellow team was the one destined to play it this season as seventh in the 2020-21 League, but by winning the Europa League they had a place in the Champions League as a prize, so this campaign there has been no Spanish representation in the league. third continental competition.
With Barcelona in second place, the other great unknown of the day at the top of the table was knowing which team would complete the League podium: Atlético de Madrid or Sevilla.
Simeone's men traveled to the Real Sociedad field with a point advantage over the Andalusians, who were hosting Athletic. Despite Seville's victory thanks to the success of Rafa Mir, it was the people of Madrid who certified the third position with a great goal by Rodrigo de Paul from the edge of the field at the start of the second half and another by Correa (1-2), who He ends the season as the top scorer for his team (12) in the League. Guridi's goal in extra time made the colchoneros suffer until the last moment.