Real Madrid vs Barcelona: The Battle For La Liga
With almost every single European football league already crowning their champions, Spain, Barcelona, and Real Madrid, like every year are battling on who will win La Liga.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have 5 games left to determine who will be the champion of the 2019-2020 season of LaLiga. Both teams are not playing their best football right now (especially Barcelona). And, these last 5 games are life or death for both teams.
Barcelona Table in La Liga
Barcelona’s next 5 games are:
vs. Villarreal (Away)
vs. Espayol (Home)
vs. Valladolid (Away)
vs. Osasuna (Home)
vs. Alavés (Away)
Barcelona has an easier schedule than Real Madrid for their last 5 games. Their next game against Villarreal is the toughest contestant they have on their schedule. Despite them having an easier schedule, Barcelona is facing a lot of turmoil internally. Right now, their players are doubting the coach Quique Setien. Additionally, there’s a complaint about the poor management of the directive board of Barcelona.
With all that is going on right now with Barcelona, things will be interesting going forward. Especially with surging contenders like Athletico Madrid finding their footing and solidifying a Champions League birth.
Real Madrid’s next 5 games:
vs. Athletic (Away)
vs. Alavés (Home)
vs. Granada (Away)
vs. Villarreal (Home)
vs. Leganes (Away)
In a similar case to Barcelona, Real Madrid is not playing well right now, despite that, Real Madrid has been able to win all their games so far and has a 4 point lead over Barcelona. Their games against Athletic and Villarreal are their toughest games going forward.
Internally the players look motivated and want to fight to win LaLiga. Real Madrid will need to improve their game going forward especially on their matches against Villarreal and Athletic if they want to finish this season as the champions of LaLiga.
Winning La Liga
Both teams have a good chance of winning La Liga. Right now, the race for the top spot is a differential in 4 points with Real Madrid sitting on top of the league. Whether Real Madrid or Barca end up on top, it’s safe to say that the dominance of both clubs will have both teams fighting for the #1 spot for years to come. Unless Athletico continues to improve.