Two decisive months for Barça as they look to bounce back from Supercopa loss

The focus now is on La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey

El Barça ya tiene mucho más margen de error
El Barça ya tiene mucho más margen de error | Afp

After the unexplainable elimination in the Spanish Super Cup, when Atletico Madrid came from behind in the final 10 minutes, Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona are now bracing themselves for a big two months. 

Juan Carlos Gracia

The coming weeks are going to be key as the compete with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga (they have to visit the Bernabeu), take on Napoli in Europe and enter the revamped Copa del Rey. 

Barça, who are now not back in training until Monday, have to reset, turn the page and forget about what happened in Saudi Arabia, where they actually played quite well in defeat to Atletico. 

Valverde's men have little room for error. In the next two months, they have 11 games, without including the Copa del Rey, with the draw yet to be made. They're games that could define the season. 

Of the 11 games they will play between now and March 18, nine are in the league and two are in the Champions League. At Camp Nou, where they have only not won once, they will face Granada, Levante, Getafe, Eibar and Real Sociedad; away games at Valencia, Betis, Real Madrid and Mallorca look trickier. 

In addition, on Jan 22, the Copa del Rey begins for the Blaugrana, who will enter thhe competition in the last 32. The last 32, last 16 and quarter-finals will all be a one-off game.  The semifinal will be played over two legs. 

The calendar

19 January: Barcelona- Granada (Liga)

22 January: Copa del Rey (last 32)

25 January: Valencia-Barcelona (Liga)

29 January: Copa del Rey (last 16)

2 February: Barcelona- Levante (Liga)

5 February: Copa del Rey (quarterfinal)

9 February: Betis-Barcelona (Liga)

12 February: Copa del Rey (semifinal, first leg)

16 February: Barcelona-Getafe (Liga)

23 February: Barcelona-Eibar (Liga)

25 February: Nápoles-Barcelona (Champions, last 16)

1 March: Real Madrid-Barcelona (Liga)

4 March: Copa del Rey (semifinal, second leg)

8 March: Barcelona-Real Sociedad (Liga)

15 March: Mallorca-Barcelona (Liga)

18 March: Barcelona-Nápoles (Champions, last 16)


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