The Barcelona vs Espanyol clash became the title-deciding game as Catalan giants FC Barcelona wins Laliga with 4 games to spare. It was a sweet victory in the derby match against RCD Espanyol who battling in the relegation zone. Mathematically Barca has won the league as they are 14 points ahead of the second-best Real Madrid with four matches remaining. Barcelona is currently on 85 points with Real being on 71.
Four games are still to be played in the season for each team with 6 teams fighting to keep themselves in the top division of the Spanish league. Espanyol is 17th in the table with 31 points and it seems it will be hard for them to avoid relegation after defeat against Barca.
FC Barcelona beat Espanyol 4 goals to 2 in the game last at Cornellà-El Prat Espanyol’s home ground. The relations between Espanyol and Barcelona have never been good over the years. It is always an intense game when these two teams play. Hence, we say Espanyol fans rushed to hurt Barca players when they tried to celebrate the title win.
Barcelona Wins Laliga Major Talking Points
FC Barcelona has clinch the Laliga Santander title last night defeating Espanyol in an away fixture. This is the first league title since Messi left the club. Barca has been dominant this season under Xavi in the league. The most improved aspect of their game was their unbreakable defense. The addition of Robert Lewandowsky has made a big difference. With 21 goals, he is the top scorer in the league currently.
Xavi’s team won the title in a remarkable way, putting on an impressive performance. This victory ended a four-year period without the trophy and marked their first championship win since Lionel Messi left the team. The players’ joyful celebrations on the field were quickly cut short when they had to hurriedly go to the dressing room. This happened because a large group of Espanyol fans, specifically from the ultra-section behind one of the goals, started running towards the Barcelona players, singing and celebrating in the middle.
Barca players celebrated the title victory by dancing and singing in the dressing room with the club president Joan Laporta joining them in the celebrations. It was a very emotional night for captain Sergio Busquets, as he recently announced that he will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season after an 18-year spell at his boyhood club.
The emergence of Gavi and Balde has made all Barca fans pleased. Both teenagers had fantastic seasons coming from La Masia the FC Barcelona academy. Ter Stegen is having an implacable season as in the goal with the most clean sheets. The most impressive thing about this Barca team was its defense led by 23-year-old Ronald Araujo.
The coach and former Barca legend Xavi is also pleased with this young team and thinks the club is heading in the right direction. In the post-match interview, he said: “This is important to give the club’s project some stability. The league title shows that things have been done the right way and that we have to stay on this path”.
Barcelona had a great run and won eight league titles in 11 seasons until 2019. However, in 2020, they finished second to Madrid, and in 2021, they placed third behind Madrid and the champions, Atletico. In the last season, they came in second again, behind Madrid. Winning the title with 4 games to spare and 14 points ahead of 2nd best team is an outstanding achievement for this young Barcelona team.
Barcelona Wins Laliga FAQs
Have Barcelona won La Liga 2023?
Yes, Barca has clinched the Laliga Title already as it is now impossible to catch them with four games remaining.
How many times Barcelona won La Liga?
The Catalan club has won the league 26 times and this would be there 27th league title.
Who won the most La Liga Titles?
Real Madrid has won the most league titles in the Spanish top division as they have 35 champions to their name. The second on the list is FC Barcelona who have won it 28 times.
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With four games still to be played, Barcelona wins Laliga after beating Espanyol 4-2 last night. FC Barcelona are the champions of Spain for the 2022-2023 season and it is their first big achievement after the departure of the Argentine Lionel Messi.