There is still plenty to play for. Nary a culé out there will say all is lost. Yes, Bayern Munich still looms large despite drawing Tuesday to Arsenal. Yes, eternal rivals Real Madrid appear to be on an upswing that could very easily annihilate the Catalans’ chances of a fifth La Liga title in six years should they slip up any further. Yes, the Copa del Rey final against Real will also be a nervy test, but at least Barça go into the return leg of the Champions League Round of 16 with a two-goal advantage over Manchester City FC.
“In no case should we have in our heads that we already have a good result,” FC Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino said ahead of Wednesday evening’s clash at the Camp Nou.
So much for thinking positive.