Leaders again, 197 later
Tonight’s win was good enough by itself, but it also means that Barça go top of La Liga –a position they last held 197 days ago.
197 days may seem like quite a time since Guardiola’s team were top of La Liga and in truth
since that 4-0 win over Valladolid to confirm the title plenty has happened, including the World
Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, the start of this year’s Champions League and 13 La Liga games.
Now though, Barça are back where they like to be - top of the pile!
Valencia and Madrid early leaders
the team have been up at the right end of the table all season, the defeat to Hercules in week 2
delayed their rise to top spot and Valencia and Real Madrid enjoyed the early part of the campaign
leading the competition, but tonight’s win sends a clear message to the rest of La Liga
–Barça are back and back at the top!
Beating Madrid gives Barça top spot again
It’s nothing new for a win over Madrid to give Barça the league leadership – the
same thing happened last year, when on 10th April the 0-2 win at the Bernabeu took
Guardiola’s team ahead of Madrid, who’d been in front on goal difference until then, a
position they held until the end of that thrilling campaign.