Barcelona are one win away from winning the La Liga title. Should the Catalans secure victory away to 16th placed Granada, Luis Enrique and his men will win one of the greatest prizes domestic football has to offer.
They are one point clear of rivals Real Madrid, and three points clear of Atletico Madrid. At one point, it looked like that the latter may win it, however Enrique’s side have managed to fend both Madrid clubs, after winning their recent matches in some style following the chaotic spell of three losses in a row. Being one of the most entertaining teams in the world to watch, could they have lost those matches deliberately to spice up the title race? F1 driving legend Ayrton Senna used to slow down in the closing stages to get the fans going crazy with nervous tension that he might lose, and with a couple of Brazilians in the squad, perhaps they were taking a leaf out of their compatriots book to tease the competition.
Make no mistake, Barcelona’s fate is firmly in their own hands, if they wish to seal the title, then it’s all down to them, one win is all it takes. They most likely won’t want to gamble on this occasion and will put out a full strength squad to face Granada. Should they win La Liga for the second year running, the celebrations will be absolutely crazy. Champagne will be popped, bus tours through the city, all night partying with the players splashing the cash playing new online pokies at Royal Vegas Casinos among others – it will be a fantastic spectacle.
It is not the only prize that Barcelona are able to win, as they face Sevilla in the final of the Copa Del Rey later this month. But what else can you expect from a team with a forward that consists of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar?
If they are to win the title, the red and blue army have certainly earned it, scoring a staggering 109 goals. The most goals by a single team in the Premier League this season is 70, with Manchester City claiming that accolade. In the Bundesliga it’s Borussia Dortmund with 80, and in Ligue 1, it’s PSG with 97.
The sheer fire power in Barcelona’s frontline alone is frightening. Their attacking prowess was there for all to see in the club’s last outing. Enrique’s men put five past a hapless Espanyol, who clearly struggled to cope with the forward three. Messi opened the scoring with a free-kick, Suarez grabbed a brace and Neymar made sure his name was also on the scoresheet.
Suarez has been pivotal to Barcelona’s title bid. The Uruguayan has scored 54 goals this season and is set to exceed the goal scoring record of Cristiano Ronaldo, to win not the league’s golden boot but also, the European Golden Shoe.
The La Liga is undoubtedly entertaining and high tier football leagues have inspired a whole host of media designs. Football is the world’s most popular sport, and has been incorporated into outlets. One media design in particular, that has been inspired by La Liga, is the. So when your accumulator doesn’t come in, you can still gamble with a football theme, there’s just no chance of a 90th minute winner letting you down.