The La Liga is Home! Barcelona Beat Espanyol to Lift the La Liga Title for the 27th Time
The La Liga is finally home as Barcelona beat Espanyol to lift the title for the 27th time.
The La Liga is finally home as Barcelona beat Espanyol to lift the title for the 27th time. The win is a huge victory for manager Xavi Hernandez and marks his first La Liga title win. Barcelona are now back and they only need one man to complete their squad: the G.O.A.T Lionel Messi.
LA LIGA CHAMP🏆ONS! pic.twitter.com/enrozFf9gs— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 14, 2023
Barcelona Beat Espanyol in the Catalan Derby to Win the La Liga Title
Barca came out hopeful and steaming with fervor as they went on to beat Espanyol 4-2 in the Catalan derby to win the La Liga title. Barca were all-in and secured what is a hard-fought title win after a tumultuous couple of years that culminated in club legend, Lionel Messi leaving for PSG.
Real Madrid Lose Out on La Liga Title
Real Madrid are now resigned to second with 71 points, 14 behind Barca who now have 85 points. The gap is impossible to bridge, hence Barcelona are the La Liga 22-23 winners! Real are now concentrating on getting to the Champions League Final.
Read more on Real Madrid's progress in the UCL below.
One Man One Club
Lionel Messi has, however, had trouble in PSG after he was suspended for making a visit to Saudi Arabia. Messi apologized, but his relationship with the club has been tainted.
Leo Messi statement 🚨🇦🇷 #Messi— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 5, 2023
“I thought we were going to have a day off after the game as always. I had this trip organized and I couldn't cancel it. I had already canceled it before…”.
“I apologize to my teammates and I'm waiting for what the club wants to do with me”. pic.twitter.com/GBuarEgwSl
Messi has since gone back to training.
Lionel Messi has returned to PSG regular training session today morning at Camp des Loges — after saying sorry with the public statement. 🔴🇦🇷 #PSG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 8, 2023
Situation looks more calm after tension aroind Saudi trip — but it’s still unclear if Messi will be available for game vs Ajaccio. pic.twitter.com/ptcq8Oahdj
Barca fans are hoping, however, that like the La Liga title, Messi will come back home. The fans couldn't hold back their excitement and chanted Messi's name after the win.
A Brace for Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski brought the La Liga title home thanks to his impeccable brace that put Barcelona ahead. Lewandowski scored his first goal in the 11th minute, following it up with his second in the 40th minute. Lewandowski has now scored 20 goals for Barca in La Liga so far.
BULLSEYE! 🎯 pic.twitter.com/z5lDIAE7Qw— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 14, 2023
Alejandro Balde scored his in the 20th minute, as Jules Kounde sealed the lead for Barca in the 53rd minute. Espanyol's goals came from Javi Puado in the 73rd minute and Joselu in stoppage time.
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 14, 2023
First La Liga Win for Manager Xavi Hernandez
Perhaps the most thrilled person in Barcelona is manager Xavi Hernandez. The win is his first La Liga win as manager.
Xaviiiiiiii!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/1076PdELaa— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 14, 2023
He's a former Barca player and the win was a full-circle moment for his career. Xavi has done an impeccable job of bringing Barca back from the brink of extinction.
Barcelona are La Liga champions 🔵🔴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 14, 2023
Xavi Hernández wins his first La Liga title as manager after beating Espanyol 4-1 in tonight’s Catalan derby. ✨
It’s La Liga title number 2️⃣7️⃣ in Barça history. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/uSPCsx9fyK