Current two-time Spanish champion, Barcelona could be dethroned from this position this Thursday, when Real Madrid has the chance to win the national title, as they are four points ahead, just needing a triumph in the final two rounds to be champion. On the eve of the penultimate, the coach of the Catalan team, Quique Setién, assumed to have his “share” of responsibility but preferred to exalt the strength of the rival.
“I take my share of the responsibility, but not entirely. Nor do I feel that I did things so badly because I drew three matches. I would give more credit to the rival for having won everything, that is more difficult,” Setién told the news conference prior to the duel with Osasuna on Thursday at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona was the leader of the Spanish Championship when the tournament was paralyzed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but saw Real Madrid jump into the lead by winning the nine games they played in the resumption of the competition – the Catalan team won six and drew three, against Sevilla, Celta de Vigo, and Atlético de Madrid.