Barcelona takes home La Liga Title

Barcelona takes home their 27th La Liga for the first time in four years.


By FC Barcelona

by Vanessa Caraballo, Staff Writer

Barcelona risen victorious in the competition for the La Liga title, reclaiming the title for the first time in four years, and since the departure of Lionel Messi. After a challenging season, the team faced many ups and downs, from facing difficult opponents to injuries from key players in the 1st team. Barcelona’s triumph signifies a remarkable comeback with the guidance of their manager and former midfielder for the team, Xavi Hernandez. Under his guidance, he managed to suicide his first La Liga tittle as head coach with the team, with his tactical skills and determination. Following a disappointing previous season, Barcelona went under a significant change under Hernandez’s leadership. 

Barcelona’s success can be credited to the outstanding commitment to their possession-based style of play. The fans nicknamed its defense “BACK.” It includes Alejandro Balde, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé – all who had an incredible season with outstanding performances. Another player who carried Barcelona’s defense is German goalkeeper, Ter Stegen, who has only conceded 11 goals and kept 25 clean sheets in the 34 match season. 

One of the defining features of Barcelona’s triumph are the new “youngsters” who blossomed under Xavi’s influence. Gavi, Pedri and Ansu Fati, amongst other players, showed immense talent and potential integrating into the first team and becoming crucial players in every game. Their youthful energy and force has shown their technical skills and ability to perform under such pressure at a young age. Another young star was introduced into the team,the fifteen year old player, Lamine Yamal, made his debut in Barcelona’s game against Betis. He made Barca history becoming the youngest player to debut in Spain’s top division. 

As the season ends in triumph, Barcelona’s captain, Sergio Busquets, has announced that he will be leaving the club this summer, bringing an end to an era. After winning nine La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues, the last player from the “Golden Era” of Barca is leaving. The 34-year-old player spent 18 years at the Catalan Club and had 700 appearances for the club. His resignation from the club will be emotional for fans as his presence plays a huge part in the clubs success. He will be missed by Barca fans and soccer fans, he made history in the club and will never be replaced.