Barcelona has won La Liga since 2019. Xavi’s first full season in charge of the club he played for eight league titles, Xavi won the trophy with a 4-2 win over rivals Espanyol. The title was secured by Robert Lewandowski’s goals, Alejandro Balde’s and Jules Kounde’s. They are 14 points ahead of their arch-rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona has had a mixed year. They were knocked from the Champions League in the group stages and then lost to Manchester United in the Europa League, but have won their first title for four years. Barcelona has financial problems despite their success on the field this season. In recent years, the club has been forced to use several economic levers in order to stay above water and still faces a large wage bill.
Last summer, the rebuilding plan of President Joan Laporta was heavily criticized due to the club’s dire financial situation. The club’s early Champions League exit was a setback, but it won the Spanish Super Cup and then secured La Liga glory in four games. “It is a wonderful feeling of work done,” Xavi stated. “Ten long months of hard work and sacrifice. It’s a win for the fans, the club and us. We feel secure knowing that everything is being done right.
This is what the fans thought after Barcelona won La Liga with four games left to play
Catalan giants won their 27th Spanish title at their neighbor’s home. At full-time, scenes turned ugly as pitch invaders chased Barcelona players off the field. Barcelona has had a turbulent period in recent years, both on and off the field. But their victory signals a significant improvement.
Xavi’s line-up was not a surprise and Barcelona’s 1st team entered the field with a single goal in mind. The end is finally in sight. The team put on a brilliant performance, their best of the season, and sealed their victory. Their city rivals were placed 19th in the standings, four points away from safety, with only four matches left. The coach said, “We won La Liga by playing a brilliant game. We were brilliant.”