Debt-ridden and a Dysfunctional squad Barca’s woes seemed to be never-ending, but Sunday’s 4-2 win over Athletico Madrid at the Camp Nou marks their comeback to the top 4 in la Liga.
The game was filled with drama, with Athletico having an early lead through Yannick Carrasco assisted by former Barcelona man Luis Suarez but the Catalans swiftly rallied behind Xavi to put on a memorable first-half performance. Luis Suarez pulled one back for Athletico to put the score to 4-2.
Jordi Alba’s wonder goal, Gavi’s header, and Ronald Araujo’s third immediately before the interval, followed by a fourth from Dani Alves shortly after the restart, gave the Blaugrana three critical points.
It isn’t just the points, though. It was just the way things turned out. The 2021/22 season had its share of low points, but this was not one of them. Xavi has promised to return Barça to their rightful place, and based on today’s performance, he is trying to keep his word.
This win puts FC Barcelona 4th in the La Liga spot at the Champions League qualifying Spot ahead of Athletico Madrid and 15 points behind rivals and league leaders Real Madrid.