Real Madrid top the table in the Spanish league with 5 points of difference between FC Barcelona and 4 points ahead Sevilla, the next rival in la Liga. Los Blancos have still to play the game against Valencia, postponed because of the FIFA Club World Cup, so the gap with the rivals could be 8 points.
This is a very important difference with their followers and could be wider if Los Blancos are able to get the three points in Mestalla and Sánchez Pizjuán, the next tough games in La Liga. Zidane’s side are in great form and they showed it on Saturday against Granada. The goal of winning the title is closer but there are still 21 games to play.
Barcelona couldn’t beat Villarreal on Sunday night and the players blamed the referee. Luis Enrique’s side haven’t won any of the two games played in 2017, losing with Athletic Bilbao in Copa del Rey and drawing against Villarreal. The Catalan team thinks that there were two penalties committed by Bruno for handball.
“There are two handballs from Bruno. Every week the referees give me the reason”, Piqué said after the game. The Blaugrana defender even pointed La Liga chairman, Javier Tebas, asking: “Have you watched it? Yes, yes, you!”. The Catalan players are very nervous because for the first time in several years, they are way behind Real Madrid in the table.
On the other hand, Real Madrid are in the best moment since Zidane took over the job, as the manager said in press conference. Los Blancos should take the chance and open the gap with Barcelona, but on Sunday they will have to face Sevilla, currently in the second position of the table in a very tough game. Besides, Barcelona could be kicked out of the Copa del Rey, because they lost in the first leg in Bilbao (2-1) and they need to come back on Wednesday to reach the quarter finals.