The Catalan giants have succeeded in defending their league title and will end the season on a high note despite losing in the Champions League semi-final to Inter and being eliminated from the Copa del Rey earlier in the season.
One of the main catalysts behind the successful defending of la Liga title has been the play of midfield schemer Xavi Hernandez yet the hero in the eyes of the fans is undoubtedly Lionel Messi who managed to score a double in the 4-0 demolition of Valladolid. Barca ended the season three points clear of rival Real Madrid who failed to beat Malaga managing only a 1-1 draw.
The Catalans managed to win 31 out of 38 league games and have suffered a single defeat in la Liga throughout the current campaign. Messi finished the season with stunning numbers having scored 34 goals in 35 la Liga appearances and assisting on 13 other goals. In total the Argentina star managed to score 47 times and dished out 14 assists in 53 matches in all competitions. The 47 goals this season are an improvement on last campaign’s total of 38 strikes which is a remarkable achievement for the Argentina wizard.
No doubt Barca deserved to be crowned la Liga champions after successfully defending their title and beating their main competitors Real Madrid twice in the league. Despite falling short in Europe this will remain a successful season in Barca’s history having fended off Real’s serious threat to the league title.
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