(CNN)Barcelona is on the verge of reclaiming the Spanish league title after Real Madrid stumbled on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty as Real Madrid draw gives Barcelona title edge
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Carlo Ancelotti's side could only draw 2-2 at home to Valencia, coming back from a two-goal deficit despite Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss, after Barca opened up a five-point lead with a 2-0 win against Real Sociedad.
However, Catalan fans could yet face a nervous wait following the Spanish football federation's decision to suspend the league from May 16 due to a dispute with the government over new legislation concerning TV rights revenue.
Barcelona was due to play third-placed defending champion Atletico Madrid next weekend in the penultimate round of La Liga, and victory would secure the domestic title for the 23rd time.
Coach Luis Enrique turned 45 on Friday, and his team gave him the perfect birthday present as Neymar headed home Lionel Messi's deflected cross six minutes after halftime for the Brazil forward's 33rd goal this season -- and 50th in 87 games since arriving from Santos.