Barcelona are in a challenging stage of the 2020-2021 season. The La Liga title is up for grabs as four teams are involved in an extremely entertaining race, and the Cules want to finish the year strongly with silverware. Ronald Koeman's side suffered unexpected blows throughout the term, but how they respond in the final weeks may be crucial to decide their final position in the standings.
The Blaugranas had a poor start to the season and had to fight from behind to get among the top spots. An outstanding undefeated run at the beginning of 2021 saw them leapfrog to the high part of the table, although Atletico Madrid held onto the leadership for a long time. Meanwhile, Real Madrid have also been taking part in this competition.
However, the Barcelona's improvement wasn't enough so far and they suffered shocking setbacks. They missed the chance of being leaders for the first time this campaign when Granada stunned them at Camp Nou. Still, the Catalans have some important, season-defining games left to pursue the title.
What awaits Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title
Ronald Koeman's boys remain alive in the battle for the domestic trophy. After securing the Copa del Rey over Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona still have unfinished business with the La Liga title on the line.
Recording another success would be a great way to finish the season for Barca, who had many ups and downs before. It probably won't be easy, though, and they will have to respond under very demanding circumstances.
Barcelona's remaining games in La Liga 2020/21
Barcelona's next matches include a highly-anticipated clash with Atletico Madrid. The match against the Colchoneros may be truly decisive for both teams, who right now are very close to each other in the standings. The loser could be left out of the race, while the winner could be heading to the championship. These will be Barcelona's next matches in La Liga 2020-21:
. Atletico Madrid (Home) - Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 10:15 PM (ET)
. Levante (Away) - Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 4 PM (ET)
. Celta (Home) - Sunday, May 16, 2021 *
. Eibar (Away) - Sunday, May 23, 2021 *
* Time to be confirmed.
Barcelona's current position in the La Liga standings
The Blaugranas are currently tied with Real Madrid in the Spanish league table as both have 74 points after 34 rounds. However, the Merengues are above them due to goal difference. These two are chasing the leaders Atletico Madrid, who are atop the standings with 76 points. Meanwhile, Sevilla also got involved in the battle as they are fourth with 70 points so far. It will be an epic ending to the season, with four contenders for the trophy. This is how the top four looks like after Matchday 34: