As defending champions in the worlds most lucrative league there is a major incentive for Barca to take the title.
Regardless I am still looking forward to seeing the magic of Messi and this powerhouse team right through to the end of the season.and a win against Valencia in the next week!
The 1-3 win over Bayern Leverkusen was a gusty effort from the team and showed elements of the brilliance that we expect from Barcelona. Barcelona will remain hard to beat at home, but can be suspect away from home especially if they rest key players.
The focus for the remainder of the year is on the Champions League and hopefully raising the Spanish Cup as well in May. Messi had a difficult night, but his goal in the second half was a brilliant conversion of a pinpoint Dani Alves pass.. Away from home Barcelona may prove to offer some good value for money in odds depending on how the first leg of the draw went.
As demonstrated overnight this is the #1 priority for Barcelona. Providing that Barcelona can stay fit and can get back key players from injury there is enough talent in this team to take the title again. It was be pleasing for Guardiola to have some of the best players in the world who know how to play as a team and such a strong bench that includes home grown junior players like Issac Lopez.
For those who like to have a small punt on Soccer I think that Barcelona will remain suspect in La Liga games through to the end of the season