Barcelona's Terrible Saturday Has Opened Up A Crack Atop La Liga
Barcelona have not had a good Saturday.
First, they were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo, the sort of opponent that Barca should never have any trouble putting away. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored, but the defense was not good.
This is the sort of result that the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia can look at and think they still have a chance at winning La Liga (particularly Valencia, who with a win Sunday will find themselves just two points behind Barca).
To make matters worse, after the match Barcelona announced central defender Samuel Umtiti will be out for an extended period of time.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 2, 2017
This injury is going to mean extended minutes for the likes of Thomas Vermaelen, which is simething Barcelona presumably were hoping to avoid.
La Liga just might be interesting again.