THOSE OF XAVI, WITH THE TITLE IN THEIR HANDS
Barça's path to the title: The 12 days remaining for the culés and for Madrid
Published:20/03/2023 - 09:16h
Updated:20/03/2023 - 10:05h
The chances of being champion for FC Barcelona skyrocketed this Sunday, and not precisely because of the excessive optimism of its fans. The reality is that the road for the culés is really friendly
After the importantísimo triumph that achieved the FC Barcelona this Sunday, the difference in the classification with the Real Madrid has expanded considerably. The nine points that came sustaining the team culé in the last weeks have been expanded to 12 and now the players and fans culés begin to visualise in detail which is the calendar that has the team of Xavi by in front to be able to sentence definitively the championship.
Already out of European competitions, the Barcelona club will be able to devote of form almost exclusive to LaLiga. However, still it has to contest the party of turn of the semifinal in the Glass of Rey, precisely in front of the merengues. With the stop of selections, that initiates this Monday, Xavi will have time more than sufficient to prepare that crash of the next 5 April, also in the Camp Nou.
The technician egarense besides will have the advantage in the global of 1-0 achieved in the Bernabéu, by what foresees a very seemed party to the that there was this Sunday. Leaving to a side that meeting copero in front of the ones of Ancelotti, the Barça will take action four days before, more precisely on 1 April to visit to the Elche, the last of the classification, in a party -in the paper- of little risk for the culés.
Precisely in this paper will fix the barcelonismo to be able to see if really they exist four parties that in the theory the Barcelona club could lose, taking into account the superiority showed during all the season. Playing to hilar perhaps too fine, the visits to the Ray, Espanyol and Celtic are meetings always complicated, although in front of the Galicians already would be in the Day 38, as well as receive in the Camp Nou to the Athletic of Madrid, Real Betis and Real Sociedad.
Of those five meetings, removing of the equation the visit to Balaídos for being the last day, the Madrid needs that the culés lose at least three and they do plenary of points to arrive with opportunity to the denouement of the championship. Precisely of this difficult stage is that it splits the 'almost sentences' achieved by the Barça with the triumph of this Sunday.
Besides, the requirement of the calendar will be greater for the team of Carlo Ancelotti, with options still to defend his title attained the past temproada in the Champions League. The Wednesday 12 April, a week after knowing if they will be or no in the final of the Glass of Rey, the white team will receive to Chelsea in the gone of quarter-finals of the European tournament and the Tuesday 18 will play the second meeting in Stamford Bridge.
In case to access to semifinals of the maximum continental competition, the whites would see them to him in a very hard crossing with the victorious of the eliminatory between Manchester City and Bayern Munich with the gone in Madrid the 9 or 10 May and the turn out of house the 16 or 17 of the same month. All this invites to think that a plenary of points for the merengues is almost the same of complicated that the Barça lose three parties of his next 10 or 11.
To all that adds him that the Real Madrid still has pending to visit Anoeta in the Day 33, as well as to Valencia two parties afterwards, and will close LaLiga visiting to the Seville and receiving to the Athletic Club, all meetings complicated historically for the white club. Planting in this list the two -or four- European parties and a possible final of Glass, the probabilities to be able to fulfil are really scarce.
Calculator in hand and not being 100% optimists with the team of Xavi, could have some trip between the Day 30 and 31 (Athletic and Ray), or in the 32 or 34 with the crashes in front of Betis and Espanyol respectively. Supposing that, and with the Madrid having a flawless rhythm, the culés could have an advantage of 10 or 9 points for that moment, or of six being already a bit paranoicos.
With this last stage the team of Xavi would have to win two of his last four parties to top champion, having by in front the visits to the Valladolid and Celtic, as well as the meetings like venue in front of the Real Sociedad and the Mallorca. By his part, the Madrid will have the already mentioned visits to Valencia and Seville, as well as the crashes in the Bernabéu in front of Ray and Athletic for the last four days.
Remaining calendar of the FC Barcelona in League
- J. 27 vs Elche (Visitor)
- J. 28 vs Girona (Local)
- J. 29 vs Getafe (Visitor)
- J.30 vs Athletic of Madrid (Local)
- J.31 vs Ray Vallecano (Visitor)
- J.32 vs Real Betis (Local)
- J.33 vs Osasuna (Local)
- J.34 vs Espanyol (Visitor)
- J.35 vs Real Sociedad (Local)
- J.36 vs Real Valladolid (Visitor)
- J.37 vs Mallorca (Local)
- J.38 vs Celtic of Vigo (Visitor)
Remaining calendar of the Real Madrid in League
- J. 27 vs Real Valladolid (Local)
- J. 28 vs Villarreal (Local)
- J. 29 vs Cádiz (Visitor)
- J.30 vs Celtic (Local)
- J.31 vs Girona (Visitor)
- J.32 vs Almería (Local)
- J.33 vs Real Sociedad (Visitor)
- J.34 vs Getafe (Local)
- J.35 vs Valencia (Visitor)
- J.36 vs Ray Vallecano (Local)
- J.37 vs Seville (Visitor)
- J.38 vs Athletic Club (Local)