Why Barcelona are dreaming of La Liga title charge

Whenever Barcelona fell to a surprise defeat to Cadiz on 5 December, it appeared that their title challenge in La Liga was well and truly over.

That was the Blaugrana’s tenth league game of the season, but it was already their fourth defeat and they had accumulated just 14 points in that timeframe.

In the weeks since, Ronald Koeman’s side have been much more impressive – winning seven and drawing two of their following nine matches.

Ronald Koeman

As outlined in Marca, this run has given the Catalan giants hope that they are back in the title race even though they remain ten points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who have played one game fewer.

Two of the games in Barca’s run – against Eibar, a draw, and the weekend win over Elche – were without star player Lionel Messi, and in general the level of play is much higher.

Lionel Messi

Having picked up just one point in four successive matches away from home, the Blaugrana have now won five successive games on the road.

There is still a lot of work to be done if the side are to claw their way back into the title race but they have now established a top three position and will be hopeful of climbing the table further.

Image via Marca

6 Comments

  1. Zubair Shams says:

    it’s very odd bow for barca but i think we will be well prepared for the next season ans we have collected some very good ingredients for the upcoming season in the likes of arouju puig pedri frenkie fati and also vood fo of some high profile player like greizman and dembele is also looking fit for some long time now messi can probably stay terstegen is best as well so we just need a liitle improvement in defence and finishing we need a proper 9 we should bring even of we have to sell coutinho and braitwait both for this we need eric gracia and one left back in place of alba

    1. Deepayan Mandal says:

      Don’t dream big, bro. We are about to go bankrupt, we may not even exist next season. Staying up in La Liga is my wish.

    2. Catalo says:

      You can see, defence is the main concern. Barca scored most number of goal but conceded also much more compared to other top five clubs in the list.

  2. terry says:

    If Barto and Koeman hadn’t dumped Suarez Atleti would be behind Barca. He ruined this club with that move. It hardly saved any money anyway we are still bankrupt.

  3. Kokoi Guilavogui says:

    This is football. Meaning everything is possible! So with the actual form of the squad Barca could become champions provided they keep improving.

  4. Mohammed abubakar says:

    Stop dreaming of taking the table let’s hope for next season,my prediction is betwn madrid nd atlantico wil win the trophy|

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