FC Barcelona has been crowned the champions of La Liga for the 27th time last night, defeating their derby rivals Espanyol by 4-2. Lewandowski, the Pichichi frontrunner and defenders Jules Kounde and Alejandro Balde were on target as Barca achieved the La Liga glory with four fixtures left.
Laporta speaks of bringing Messi back
On an epic derby night, it was full of celebrations and parties galore, all around Barcelona. After 2019, it is the first time Barca lifted the crown, and also it was the first time, Barca won this competition without Messi since 1998/99 season.
A brilliant season which featured the highest scorer of the season, Lewandowski, hitting the back of the net in almost every game, along with a notable performance from the defensive four which comprised the formidable “B-A-C-K”, consisting Balde, Araujo, Christensen and Kounde. The seasoned veteran Sergio Busquets, who enjoyed his last season here before moving to an expected Saudi club, will depart the club with his head held high, winning his 9th La Liga.
One last dance maybe?
All is not well on the French front after Argentina and PSG stalwart Lionel Messi seems to endure a rough patch in the PSG shirt. He was banned for playing the remaining fixtures of the season after an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, and was barred from participating in any sporting event of PSG, including trainings and matchdays.
But, after Messi took on the social media to announce a public apology regarding whatever has happened with him in the last few days, things seemed to have melted among the PSG board and in the last match, he was in the starting eleven while playing against relegation threatened Ajaccio. But, the supporters of the French champions continued their boos and jeers from the crowd whenever Messi got the ball.
Might return where he belongs
According to recent speculations, Messi has been linked with Saudi club Al-Hilal, and he was assumed to be accompanied by two of his former Barcelona mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who are slated to leave the Catalan club this season. But Barcelona president Joan Laporta threw light on the Messi saga as he confidently said, “We will do everything we can to bring Leo Messi back to Barcelona”.
Now it depends on both the parties as to make some adjustments possible in order to bring their legend back to his “favorite club”, of which he has been the face for decades.