After its resounding triumph against Granada (0-4) in Los Carmenes, FC Barcelona remains in the third position with 34 points but is three behind Real Madrid (37) which is third, and four behind the leader Atletico 38 although the rojiblancos still have three postponed games to play after this day’s match against Athletic was also suspended due to inclement weather. On this day the whites did not go beyond the draw against Osasuna (0-0) in El Sadar.
After solving with a prestigious triumph (2-3) against Athletic in San Mamés the match that was pending for the second day, the Barca team went from fifth to third on Wednesday. The goals of Griezmann and Messi both with a double in Granada now leave him closer to the top positions, shaking off that image of a surrendered team and showing himself as the candidate he is.
The club has replaced
this week with his last two victories at Real Sociedad (30 points in 19), which has lost again this time against Sevilla (3-2) and the Villarreal (32 in 18) after their comfortable victory against Celta in Vigo. It must also be taken into account that the Andalusians (30 in 16) still have three games pending. The overwhelming response of the Catalans comes after the rojiblancos were eliminated (1-0) in the second round of the Copa del Rey against Cornella, from Segunda B.
Now the Spanish Super Cup
awaits Barca. Real Sociedad will be Barca’s rival in the first semifinal on Wednesday 13 (9 pm) in Cordoba and the second semi-final will take place on Thursday 14 (9 pm) between Madrid and Athletic in Malaga. The final will be on Sunday 17 at La Cartuja Seville.
CLASSIFICATION OF THE SANTANDER LEAGUE
1. At. Madrid, 38 points (15 games)
2. Real Madrid, 37 points (18 games)
3. Barcelona, 34 points (18 games)
4. Villarreal, 32 points (18 games)
5. Real Sociedad, 30 points (19 games)
6. Sevilla, 30 points (16 games)