After in some way or another grabbing a 4-4 draw at Villarreal a standout amongst the most essential games in late La Liga history, Barcelona can for all intents and purposes seal the title when they have closest challengers Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Tuesday’s eight-goal spine chiller, in which Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored in stoppage-time, may have cut their favorable position over Atletico to eight points however it underlined the Catalan side’s determination about winning the competition.
“The spirit which we showed to never give up demonstrates how much we want to lift this league title,” Suarez said after the Villarreal game, in which his side trailed 4-2 in the 90th minute.
On the off chance that Barca can beat Atletico, who have not succeeded at the Nou Camp since 2006, they will take a noteworthy lead at the highest point of the standings with seven matches left, everything except ensuring they win an eighth title in 11 years.
Atletico have been Barca’s solitary veritable challengers for top spot for quite a while yet after their expectations blurred with three defeats in their previous nine recreations, triumph on Saturday is their last shot of redesiging the Catalans.
“Even though it’s difficult we’ll always keep fighting and on Saturday we face the best team in the league and it would be great to reduce the points gap,” midfielder Rodrigo said.
“As long as we have a chance we’re going to set the bar high and we’re going to try and make things as hard as possible for them.”