A host of clubs from around the continent can claim their domestic crowns this weekend, including Ajax and BenficaBy Enis Koylu
This might just be the weekend which sees the 2012-13 season wrapped up. The Serie A and Liga titles can both be decided on Saturday and Sunday at long last, alongside a host of other leagues. Here, Goal looks at the teams who could seal domestic glory in the coming days.
Juventus' pursuit of Serie A has seen a drawn out title race with rising force Napoli, but the Bianconeri hold an 11-point lead going into their clash with relegation-battling Palermo in Turin on Sunday. The Sicilians have been in good form of late but their hosts need just one point to seal a second straight title.
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They may have seen their unbeaten record slip but a 29th (or 31st) title - 11 more than anyone else in Italy - would be just reward for a great season despite the adversity of Antonio Conte's four-month ban for failing to report match-fixing, along with the added exertions of Champions League football.
It's been a tumultuous week for Barcelona, who slumped to a 7-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek, but it could yet end on a high note. They hold an 11-point lead over Real Madrid with five games to spare and three points at home to Betis would see them reclaim their title if the Blancos fail to win in their Saturday game against Valladolid.
With Jose Mourinho's side having failed to mount any sort of defence of their crown this season, the Blaugrana took the division by storm until a rocky patch a couple of months ago and overcame hardships of their own, with coach Tito Vilanova being forced to leave the squad in the hands of Jordi Roura while receiving cancer treatment.
Paris Saint-Germain's ambitious spending since the takeover of Nasser Al-Khelaifi has raised the club's international profile and the capital club are set to be finally rewarded with silverware.
They host mid-table Valenciennes and could seal their first Ligue 1 title in almost two decades if they better Olympique de Marseille's result at home to Bastia.
Elsewhere, Ajax can lift a third Eredivisie in as many years under the tutelage of Frank de Boer with victory over Willem II in Amsterdam. The former Netherlands international won five national crowns as a player and can add another medal to his burgeoning career as a coach.
Another team with a legendary coach at the helm is Galatasaray. The Istanbul giants, boosted by the big spending of president Unal Aysal and boss Fatih Terim, claimed the title via a play-off last year, but with the post-season having been abolished, they can retain their title with a win against Sivasspor before the Istanbul derby with nearest rivals Fenerbahce.
Porto have dominated the Primeira Liga in recent years and remain unbeaten after 27 matchdays, but Benfica are unbeaten too and sit four points ahead of them. If the Lisbon side win against Estoril and Vitor Pereira's men lose against Nacional, the capital club will claim their first title in three years.
Of course, some leagues have long been over. Bayern Munich reclaimed the Bundesliga in record time ahead of Borussia Dortmund, while Manchester United coasted to the Premier League title over Manchester City.
Shakhtar Donetsk continued their dominance within Ukraine with their fourth straight Premier League. Olympiakos, meanwhile, were Greek champions as early as March, winning their 40th title in their 88th year of existence.
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