Barcelona consolidates its position in second place with a victory over Almería

ALMERÍA.- He FC Barcelona took a big step towards runners-up in the Spanish League by winning 2-0 on their visit to the bottom and already condemned Almería, this Thursday on matchday 36.

Fermín López, a 21-year-old midfielder from the La Masía training school, was the author of the two Barça goals (minutes 14 and 67), the first with a header and the second with his left foot.

With 79 points, Barça now stands out four ahead of Girona (3rd), who on Tuesday had lost at home 1-0 against Villarreal (8th).

With two days left to play, Barcelona is therefore very close to securing second place in a disappointing season, where it is 14 points behind Real Madrid, which was crowned mathematically at the beginning of this month and which on Tuesday slipped (5- 0) against Alavés.

Being runner-up not only has honorary value for Barça, but it would also allow them to qualify for the next Spanish Super Cup, which in turn would give the club the opportunity to earn a few million euros to alleviate, even slightly, their complicated situation. financial situation.

Internal problems at Barcelona?

In parallel to this match in Almería, the Catalan press speculated this Thursday with an alleged discomfort of the club's management with coach Xavi Hernández due to a press conference this week in which he did not seem to convey great optimism for the next season. due to the entity's economic problems.

President Joan Laporta was not present in Almería, officially due to scheduling problems, according to Catalunya Radio.

In any case, Barcelona's situation continues to be not very encouraging, at least in regards to its chances of fighting head-to-head again with its archrival, Real Madrid.