There is cure for the anguish of Anfield, but FC Barcelona could still cap an excellent season by securing a ninth league and cup double
The unexpected shock of a 4-0 defeat at Anfield on Tuesday might means that Barça will be missing out on one of the prime targets this season, a sixth Champions League trophy. For the second year in a row, the team was on the end of a stunning comeback away from home despite setting up a three-goal lead at the Camp Nou.
That’s football, and nothing we can do now will bring that coveted trophy home. As club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said immediately after that setback in Liverpool, “there will be time to reflect on this.”
With the Liga title already in the bag, and with games to spare, the focus now switches fully on the Copa del Rey Final in Seville, where Barça and Valencia will lock horns on May 25. It is at the Benito Villamarín where the blaugrana will be able to secure a thoroughly deserved second league and cup double in a row.
It would be the ninth time the club has achieved that feat and only the fourth time that a club has managed to win the two biggest domestic trophies twice in a row. Not forgetting that it would also make Barça the first team to ever win an incredible FIVE Cops del Rey titles in a row.