Barcelona (EFE).- Since the three-point League was established in the 1995-96 season, no team has let the title escape with an advantage of seven or more units with respect to the second place in matchday 23, the difference ( +7) that Barcelona takes out Real Madrid in the same stretch of this season.
Despite wasting in Almería (1-0) the setback of their closest rival against Atlético de Madrid (1-1), the team coached by Xavi Hernández enjoys a notable advantage -59 points to Real Madrid’s 52- when There are 15 days left for LaLiga Santander to finish.
Since the 1995-96 season, Atlético de Madrid (1995-96 and 2020-21), Barça (2008-09, 2012-13 and 2017-18) and Real Madrid (1996-97, 2007-08 and 2011 -12) have enjoyed an advantage equal to or greater than 7 points on date 23 of LaLiga. In all eight cases, the outstanding leader on that day lifted the title at the end of the course.
In an identical situation to that of Xavi Hernández’s team, Atlético de Madrid found themselves in the 1995-96 season, Real Madrid in 1996-97 and Barcelona in 2017-18.
The rojiblanco team finished the championship with 87 points, four more than Valencia; Madrid beat Barcelona by 2 (92 by 90); and the azulgrana team won the 2017-18 season tournament with a 14-point lead over the runner-up.
In the 2007-08 campaign, Real Madrid enjoyed an 8-point advantage on matchday 23 and ended up singing the alirón with the same difference compared to its closest rival, Valencia, which ended the season with 77 points for the 85 of the champion.
A course later, Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona had 60 points -ten more than Real Madrid (50)- and finished the course with 87, with an income of nine points over the white team (87 for 78).
In the 2011-12 season, Real Madrid reached 100 points to lift LaLiga. On matchday 23, Jose Mourinho’s team had already taken ten away from the Barça team (61 to 51).
In the following campaign, Tito Vilanova’s Barça finished matchday 23 with 62 points, 12 more than Atlético de Madrid, and finished the season with 100 points and a favorable income of 15 compared to the second-placed team.
Lastly, Atlético, who won LaLiga for the 2020-21 season with a two-point advantage over Real Madrid, finished matchday 23 with a favorable income of 9 points over the white team (58 to 49).
The precedents smile at Barcelona
The precedents also smile at Barcelona since the 1995-96 academic year. Only on two of the thirteen occasions that date 23 ended as leader of LaLiga did he not manage to conquer it at the end of the course.
In the 2006-07 season, Barça had 46 points -the same as Sevilla- on matchday 23 and Real Madrid was the team that ended up celebrating the title with 76 points, the same as the Barça team recorded.
The Catalan squad also reached that stretch of the 2013-14 season as the leader with 57 points, equaled with Real Madrid, a title that Atlético de Madrid finally won thanks to the draw they signed at the Spotify Camp Nou. The rojiblanco team finished the season with 90 points, three more than the Barça team.
On the other eleven occasions that Barça was the leader on matchday 23, they ended up celebrating the title: 1997-98 (+4 points ahead on matchday 23), 1998-99 (+3), 2004-05 (+4), 2005-06 (+6), 2008-09 (+10), 2009-10 (+2), 2010-11 (+5), 2012-13 (+12), 2015-16 (+6), 2017- 18 (+7) and 2018-19 (+6).