The FC Barcelona lead at the top of La Liga has slipped down to 11 points. Following their draw against Getafe on Sunday. The team, managed by Xavi Hernandez, had been hoping to extend their lead further but were unable to find the back of the net in a frustrating encounter.
The draw means that Barcelona have now failed to win their last three games. Their lack of effectiveness in front of goal is becoming a concern for the team. With just nine games to go, Barcelona will need to improve their form quickly if they are to hold on to their lead at the top of the table.
Their next game is against Atletico Madrid. Which sits in third place, and could prove to be a real test for the team. Atletico Madrid have been in impressive form in recent weeks and will be looking to close the gap on Barcelona in the coming weeks.
One of the major concerns for Barcelona at the moment is their lack of creativity in midfield. The team had previously relied heavily on Lionel Messi for inspiration. In recent years this responsibility has fallen upon De Jong and Pedri. Unfortunately both of the players are currently out injured for Barcelona.
Xavi Hernandez will need to find a solution to this problem quickly if Barcelona are to maintain their lead at the top of the table. The team will need to be more clinical in front of goal and look to create more opportunities for their strikers.
Despite their recent struggles, Barcelona remains the favorites to win the La Liga title this season. With a comfortable lead at the top of the table, they have a cushion to fall back on. However, with Atletico Madrid breathing down their necks, they will need to improve their form quickly if they are to finish the season as champions.
Barcelona will need to regroup quickly and find a way to get back to winning ways when they take on Atletico Madrid in their next league game. The team’s fans will be hoping that they can find their form in time to secure the title and bring the trophy back to the Camp Nou.