Barcelona is twelve points behind Real Sociedad, the First Division leader, at an insurmountable distance?
Barcelona have a bad run on their calendar that has made them add a victory in the last six league games (5-2 at Betis) and move away from the top positions in the table. In fact, he is twelve points behind a solid leader such as Real Sociedad.
No team has been able to go back 12 points behind a leader to win the League. Therefore, if we stick to the precedents, Barça faces a historic mission.
Barcelona will finish this day 12 points behind the leader, a disadvantage that has NEVER come back to be champion in ALL the history of La Liga. https://t.co/2v4X9iopOw
— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) November 22, 2020
It is true that the Catalans already came back at the end of the 90s from a deficit of nine points against Cúper’s Mallorca. It happened in the 98-99 season when he closed the gap to become champions with Van Gaal on the bench.
On the opposite sidewalk they saw how the Madridistas came back six points behind that they had on matchday 24 against the Catalans precisely. It happened in 2006-2007 with Capello and those of Rijkaard lost the League.
I’ve never been so close to descent
Barcelona were not 4 points or less from relegation positions at this point in the standings for 18 seasons (specifically Matchday 26).
Specifically in that disastrous 2002-2003 of the Cocu, Saviola, Kluivert or Frank de Boer and who had three coaches (Van Gaal, de la Cruz and Antic) he finished sixth out of the Champions League.
#OJOALDATO – Barcelona was not 4 (or less) points from relegation after having played a minimum of 8 games in La Liga since matchday 26 of the 2002-03 season (on that occasion they finished sixth and could not play the Champions League) .
— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) November 21, 2020
Two games less
It is true that Barcelona have two games less than most of their rivals, starting the season later, taking into account their participation in the last Champions League at the end of August. They are Barça-Elche and Athletic-Barça