A run of six wins and one draw means the blaugrana are now challenging for second place in La liga
Xavi has well and truly set the Barça ship sailing in the right direction. Following another emphatic win on Sunday, 4-0 against Osasuna, the team have amassed 19 points out of the last 21 on offer and have not only consolidated their place in the top four but are closing the gap on second placed Sevilla, which is now five points (plus a game in hand).
The brilliant run commenced with a 1-0 win at Alavés on January 23, Frenkie de Jong scoring late off a Ferran Torres assist. The latter is one of a foursome that also includes Aubameyang, Dani Alves and Adama Traoré who also arrived in the winter transfer market and have all played key roles in turning the team’s fortunes around.
Barça are winning games and playing entertaining football, with quick-fire passing, rapid recoveries and total control of the pace of every game. Blaugrana football at its best. “We had fun” said Xavi Hernández after the victory over Osasuna.