Barcelona are only eight matches away from a historic treble. Although winning La Liga, the Spanish Cup and the Champions League will certainly be a challenge, the mere fact that the possibility exists at this late stage of the season is remarkable.
Barca are a pleasure to watch at this moment in time. The positive results have helped the team build a considerable amount of self-confidence and built a supportive attitude within their highly demanding fan base.
Undoubtedly, Barca would be in a very different position without the combined 102 goals Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have netted this season. The huge investment in order to reinforce this area in the past couple of years has certainly made an impact, transforming the attack of a team in decline into the most effective in world football.
You can read the rest of my column for ESPN (over 832 words) here.
Published by Francesc Tomas, columnist for ESPN, Weloba and founder at Barcablog.com.