Barcelona have been on course for their third consecutive league title this season, having led the league for 16 of its 32 game weeks. However, the Blaugrana now sit two points behind rivals Real Madrid, with only six games left to play.
Barca have looked pretty unconvincing in recent outings, while Los Blancos have won all five matches since the restart. Zinedine Zidane’s team look poised to claim their first league title since 2017.
Clearly, there are plenty of problems in Catalunya right now. It’s been a difficult campaign, with coach Ernesto Valverde fired in January in protracted and messy circumstances.
Barca were also dumped out of the Copa Del Rey at the quarterfinal stage and the Champions League at the round of 16.
Coach Quique Setien has instilled a more attacking style, but there are still problems in a team that lacks control in midfield, and which still relies far too heavily on star player Leo Messi.