FC Barcelona – La Liga Jaime Rincon gives his opinion
Not a day goes by without Barcelona grabbing the headlines with their problems, not a single one, and yet, on the very day that police raided the Camp Nou, Real Madrid stumbled and Ronald Koeman‘s men remained second in LaLiga Santander.
Level on points with Real Madrid and just five behind Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand over both, it looks, out of nowhere, as if Barcelona could really be in the fight for the title.
That’s after dropping 13 of the first 30 points available this season, losing to Atleti and Real Madrid, seeing Ansu Fati sidelined with injury and witnessing the situations with Lionel Messi and the president.
Despite all that and more – the beatings taken in Europe, the Supercopa de Espana and the Copa del Rey – Barcelona remain second in LaLiga Santander.
Perhaps things weren’t as bad as made out, or the others as good, but this year of transition could yet end up being something more.
The league is not a two-horse race and it might not even be a three-horse one; it is very much there for the taking for anyone who wants to take a shot.
Barcelona are very much in that number and cannot be counted out, no matter how many times they have been knocked down this season.