Last season was a frustrating one for Barcelona, as they slipped down to a third placed finish, with Atletico Madrid picking up the La Liga title. It was a close battle throughout the season between Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid but the latter performances at the end of the campaign proved to be the difference. Looking at the last five matches and both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both won four and drew once. Whereas Barcelona won two, drew two and lose once. That proved to be the key factor as to why they slipped to third place and it was a second successive season where they failed to win the title, despite starting as the favourites before the start of the campaign.
Barcelona finished the 2020/21 season having picked up 79 points from their 38 matches played. This included 24 wins, seven draws and seven losses and it also meant they finished seven points behind Atletico Madrid and five behind Real Madrid in second. It also meant they finished with three less points than the previous season and clearly underperformed over the campaign. It certainly led to major questions being answered and no more so than the fact that they let Suarez go and join title rivals Atletico Madrid, which proved to be a major mistake, with them going onto the land the title. Suarez also playing a major role in this and netting 30 goals in the process.
This result is going to be another tough one to take, with the club also continuing to go through financial struggles. This has even led to potential questions about the future of Lionel Messi, who also has his contract running out and will now be looking for a new deal, having not signed an extension yet. It is certainly now a very important period for the future success of the club and keeping Messi is going to be the first step to this future. He again finished as the top scorer in the league last season and again showed why he is one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
So, the big question now is whether they can get back to the top of the La Liga and win the title next season? They will start the season again as the favourites at a general 6/4, with Real Madrid then available at a general 7/4 and defending champions in at a general 4/1. Each have their supporters with fans looking at this Barbados casino review that is available, which covers a site offering the above odds on the event.