La Liga Barcelona Analysis

Barca are having a troubled start this season, when they have just passed 5 matches in all competitions, they have lost points in 3 matches. The first was the defeat in La Liga on the opening day of the season before Bilbao (0-1) and then the Osasuna draw (2-2). The latest Catalan team was held to a draw in the Champions League by Dortmund.

The common point in these matches is that Barca have to play away and in the context of superstar Lionel Messi is absent due to an injury. The Argentine captain only returned in the second half in the match against Dortmund in the middle of the week. Most likely in the match against host Granada tonight, Messi will be first named in the starting line-up of the Catalunya team this season.

In La Liga at this time Barca has only 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat after 4 rounds, currently falling 5th on the standings. This is a pretty bad achievement for the defending champion. However, tonight when Messi comes back, surely Barca's play will be different. The most worried person is the hosts Granada, the team has been conceded 11 times by Messi in the past.