Atletico Madrid's slim hopes of catching Barcelona will be over if they lose to Valencia, but Ernesto Valverde does not mind waiting.
Barcelona will be LaLiga champions if Atletico Madrid lose at home to Valencia after Ernesto Valverde's side won 2-0 at Alaves.
Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde has opted to name club captain Lionel Messi among the substitutes for Tuesday's game against Deportivo Alaves.
Ousmane Dembele recently returned from a hamstring injury, but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will not pressure him to find top form.
Barcelona are champions-elect in the eyes of many but Ernesto Valverde envisages plenty of hard work ahead in the bid for LaLiga glory.
Barcelona's extensive workload across multiple competitions was a factor as they laboured at times in the 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.
Barcelona turned in another workmanlike performance as goals from Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba were enough to see off Real Sociedad.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde expects a tough but attractive Champions League semi-final against Liverpool.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes Pep Guardiola is the world's best tactician.
Lionel Messi has been almost unstoppable this season and Ernesto Valverde paid tribute to him for making the exceptional look normal.