'Worst Barca in 25 years' claim lone leadership in La Liga
- The Catalans picked just seven points after five matchdays which was their worst start in 25 years.
- However, they have now won four games in a row and edged over Real Madrid in the league table.
- Barca will remain league solo leaders until the next week because of the postponed Clasico.
One month ago, on September 22, Barcelona seemed to be doomed. The Catalans just lost 2-0 to newly-promoted Granada on Matchday 5. They had just seven points out of possible 15, their worst start in 25 years.
The situation has changed significantly. It took the Catalan giants just four matches to claim lone leadership in La Liga. Barca have won four league games in a row and conceded just once.
With 19 points after nine games, Barcelona proudly sit on top of the league table. They edged over Real Madrid who sensationally lost to newly-promoted Mallorca on Saturday's night. Los Blancos have one point fewer.
Moreover, Barcelona have a better goal difference than their eternal rivals. The Catalans have scored 23 goals, more than anyone else in La Liga. They have also conceded 10 goals. Madrid, for their part, have scored 16 goals and conceded nine.
With next week's Clasico postponed because of the political tensions in Catalonia, Barcelona may miss an opportunity to extend their lead. Meanwhile, Granada could move ahead of both La Liga giants. They face Betis next Sunday while neither Barca nor Madrid will be in action.
Granada are currently third in the league table, two points behind Barcelona.