Barca clinched the league last night with a 4-2 win over city rivals Espanyol Barcelona. With four games to go, it is clear that Xavi will win his first title in European club (Site notre bureau spécialisé).
Club president Joan Laporta celebrated with the team yesterday, as seen in this video on Twitter. Winger Raphina did not hesitate to make his boss wet.
Here are the highlights of how Barca won the league:
For the first time since 2019, FC Barcelona are Spanish champions again, breaking Real’s dominance after three years. The success can be attributed to the Catalans’ strong defence. Marc-André Ter Stegen’s defense have conceded just 13 goals in 34 games.
With 21 goals in 30 games and therefore almost a third of all Barca goals, Robert Lewandowski also has a significant share in the championship. For him, the next few weeks will be a direct duel with Karim Benzema for the title of top scorer in the championship.
The fact that things are going well again at Barcelona also has to do with the almost absurd financial policy. Despite significant financial difficulties, the players were signed for a total of over €150m before the season. Despite the success, concerns remained. They are currently in a row with the league over the contracts that have been agreed. For example, Gavi and Araujo could leave the club this summer as their contracts haven’t come into effect.
The fact that Laporta was able to celebrate with such exuberance despite the financial worries is probably also due to the fact that the championship should still relieve the Catalans’ coffers.
The expectations of Xavi and his team have probably increased further in the wake of the success. At the same time, the championship can also be seen as a mission for next season.