Barcelona now looks much more confident than in the fall. The team of Ernesto Valverde goes first in the championship with a six-point handicap over Atletico. In La Liga, Barça won eight of their last nine matches, drawing only in the last round with Valencia.
However, the Catalans have a less successful course just in the Spanish Cup. Barca lost in the previous two guest duels of the Copa del Rey, although it played out completely at Camp Nou. After a light confrontation with “Culture Leonesa”, “Barca” lost to “Levante”, but won at home. And in the quarterfinal she lost to Sevilla, but at home she took a more than convincing revenge.
“Real” now also looks quite combat-ready team. “Creamy” defended the third place in the championship and easily dealt with “Girona” in the Spanish Cup. However, some of the January results still force you to carefully evaluate the chances of the “royal club”.
Real lost to Real Sociedad at home in La Liga, played a draw with Villarreal and was inferior to Leganées away in the Spanish Cup. And all this happened within the previous ten official fights of “cream”.