BARCELONA, Spain — Valencia fought back twice to earn a Champions League berth with a 3-2 away win that relegated Almeria on a dramatic final day of the Spanish league Saturday.
Eibar also went down despite beating last-place Cordoba 3-0, while Deportivo La Coruna stayed up after coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at already crowned champion Barcelona.
A giant banner of FC Barcelona Xavi Hernandez is displayed prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says he will leave the Catalan club after 17 trophy-laden seasons in which he set club records for appearances and titles won. The 35-year-old Xavi, who has played 764 matches for Barcelona, says he will cut his contract short by one year and leave after this season to go play for Qatari club Al-Sadd on a two-year contract. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Lionel Messi put Barcelona in front with his 42nd and 43rd league goals of the season.
Barcelona's fans paid homage to Xavi Hernandez, who played his last league game after 17 seasons at the club.
Xavi will get one more chance to play at Camp Nou next weekend when Barcelona hosts Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final. Barcelona will then play Juventus for the European Cup in Berlin on June 6.
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