What a week never to be remembered again, in the calendar for the Catalans as Barcelona ends the week in a negative and unfavourable manner. What happened? Where did they get it wrong? And what can be done to salvage the situation?
These are the many questions that run through the minds of club management, fans, bookmakers, football enthusiast as well as critics.
The home loss to Valencia by 1-2 was Barcelona’s third consecutive loss, a record which they experienced last in 2003, and have since then forgotten it only for it to come back 13 years after.
Barcelona have won one match in her last five games in all competitions; crashed out of the champions league in week 13, and leveled up on point with Atletico Madrid, whom they were seven points clear off a few weeks back.
Though Barcelona remain on top of the Spanish Laliga at end of week 33, they seem shaky, and what separate Barcelona from Atletico Madrid now is their head-to-head difference, nothing more.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid who are leveled on point with 76 points each are trailed by Real Madrid with one point difference, the title race is open to any of the three. And with five more matches to end season, Barcelona who once had a hope of winning a treble may win nothing if this trend continues.