Up until last night, Barcelona hadn’t had a single penalty awarded against them this season in LaLiga but yesterday, three were given, writes Alfredo Relaño.
The Napoli draw leaves Barcelona in danger of being knocked out of Europe twice in quick succession and Xavi seems powerless to lead his side into the light.
Just when it seems it’s all coming together for Xavi’s Barça, everything goes wrong. They have a battle on their hands to secure fourth place, writes Alfredo Relaño.
We understand that it’s no longer El Clasico of Mourinho and Guardiola, or that of Cristiano and Messi, but it is still a spectacle capable of satisfying the worldwide expectation it generates...
Alfredo Relaño looks back over Sunday's LaLiga action, which brought much-needed wins for Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, but an unexpected defeat for leaders Real Madrid.
Alfredo Relaño evaluates the situation of Ronald Koeman at Barcelona, who remains in place as the club searches for his replacement.
Zero points, zero goals scored, six conceded. That's how Barça sit in their Champions League group, one which feels like it was created to torture them.
The Spanish version of "it is what it is" originated in Cádiz, when a former club president examined his squad. Barcelona are now in the same boat.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Barcelona's 1-1 LaLiga draw with Granada on Monday, as Ronald Araújo's late goal rescued a point for Ronald Koeman's men.
Alfredo Relaño discusses the reaction among the Barcelona fan base to Ronald Koeman's approach in this week's 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Barcelona's comprehensive defeat to Bayern Munich in the teams' Champions League opener on Tuesday.