Three Players Who Inspired Barca To Win La Liga

01 May, 2018, 04:54 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Ernesto Valverde

Messi now has 32 league goals, more than anyone else in Europe's major leagues, and has also contributed 12 assists this campaign. They have their Liga title, which is what they wanted, and the pasillo is not a big deal for them or for us. Forgetting him from the list of players probably isn't the best way to go about that.

Previously, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane had said that his side would not give a guard of honour to their arch-nemesis as they had not done the same after the Galacticos won the Club World Cup in December.

Messi said he would have loved to see Iniesta leave with a treble, but Barca were stunned in the Champions League quarter-finals by Roma.

"Barca have had a great year, they have won two titles; winning the cup has merit and the league even more", said Ramos at his pre-match press conference, according to Marca.

The Argentine scored a hat-trick in Sunday's 4-2 win at Deportivo to help Barcelona clinch La Liga with four games left in the season.

Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick - as he would do almost eight months later against Deportivo de La Coruna to seal the title - and it was clear Barca meant business.


Iniesta, perhaps more than any other player in the recent history of the club, has been the embodiment of the values which Barcelona aim to promote.

It will wound Real to see Barca pick up the trophy after the game in Catalonia, and it will sting further that they have done so with such ease, now 15 points ahead.

"It has been a great season with the Copa del Rey and now La Liga". Each competition has its difficulty and its value and that is what we have to stay with. On a personal level, as a sportsman, there are no words when you receive such affection in such a hard situation for the fans. In all my career, I tried to be a good sportsman, a good person, being respectful.

But Depor, who had to win to avoid going down, made a real contest of it.

The emotions were very different for Deportivo, for whom the result confirmed their relegation from LaLiga.

A superb move which saw Ousmane Dembele find Coutinho, allowed the Brazilian to send a delicious effort into the top left hand corner of the goal and notch his third league goal of the season.

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