Barcelona have only won half of their domestic league matches this season, a sluggish streak that could cost the title for the reigning LaLiga Santander champions.
Despite bagging four wins at the beginning of the campaign, topping the table, their recent draw against Valencia has dropped them to the second spot.
Their first four victories came against Deportivo Alaves, Real Valladolid, Huesca, and Real Sociedad and in all of those battles, Ousmane Dembele was the star man to lead his side to claim the wins.
However, their first setback against Girona, which was the 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou, resulted in their next three matches failing to bag no wins: a defeat against Leganes (2-1) and two draws against Athletic Club and Valencia (1-1 in both cases).
Yet, luckily for Barcelona, their sequence of poor results have not had much of a serious consequence for the Catalans.
Sevilla, who are the current leaders in LaLiga, are a single point away from Ernesto Valverde’s men, meanwhile, Real Madrid have dropped to the fourth position on the table.
However, it is important to acknowledge that the calendar of the Catalans will be complicated in the coming weeks.
The upcoming rivals for the Blaugrana are Sevilla and Madrid, two teams that are in the fight for the league title.
In addition, the last time Barcelona went four straight games without winning in LaLiga, it resulted in the Catalans almost losing out in the title race.
This dates back to the 2015/2016 season from the matchdays 30 to 33.
A draw against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica (2-2) was the starting point of a nefarious run of three consecutive losses: Real Madrid (2-1), Real Sociedad (1-0) and Valencia (2-1).
Their poor run forced the Catalans to make no mistakes in the final five days.