Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has said he "needed" the full support of Pep Guardiola during his battle against cancer as he felt "alone".
Fabregas happy at Barca
Valencia will go into the final day of the La Liga season in possession of the fourth and final Champions League position - but an injury time goal for Real Sociedad on Sunday could yet prove vital.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will return to New York this week for further medical attention following his cancer scare.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho congratulated Barcelona after his side's 1-1 draw with Espanyol handed their rivals the La Liga title on Saturday evening.
Tito Vilanova has defended his decision not to involve Lionel Messi as Barcelona departed the Champions League against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, citing that the forward had suffered "some strange sensations".
Carles Puyol is facing an extended period on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday, but is likely to return to action before the end of the season.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova could make his long-awaited return from illness as early as this month, president Sandro Rosell has confirmed.