The weekend behind us was very painful for Barcelona. They drew 0:0 against Villareal away and increased the gap between them and Real Madrid to 7 points. Many people are saying that the tournament is over, although Barca players and coaches don’t agree. The game against Villareal proved that Barcelona players are very tired. They simply didn’t have the legs to win. Being hit by injuries, before the match Josep Guardiola had only 11 fit first team players! Many B players joined the first team (the bench). The first team players who featured in the opening lineup were obviously tired and just couldn’t play on the same level as they are well rested.
Sergio Busquets played the whole game and was superb. He played a slightly more attacking role, as he was placed besides Xavi in the midfield, while Mascherano played as DM.