Focus is on the FA Cup for now, but Barcelona are still in my peripheral vision as the second leg of the Champions League last second tie awaits.
Already 2-0 down (and up against two away goals), Arsenal have little hope of qualifying for the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition, but the match at Camp Nou could still be crucial for the rest of our season.
Taking on Neymar, Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi in their own back yard the Gunners have a huge task on their hands once again. Staying solid against that magical trio would provide a nice boost ahead of the rest of the campaign, and a decent result would be very welcome for the same reason. If only.
On Sunday afternoon, the Spanish giants travelled to Eibar and scored four, extending their club record unbeaten run to 36 matches in all competitions. It was also a seventh consecutive win.
Lionel Messi scored twice and Luis Suárez also netted, taking the ‘MSN’ season goal tally to a cool and round 100. Those goals have come in a combined 111 appearances, and it is frankly insane. Cruising to the La Liga title, we can only hope they have taken their eye off the ball next week and we shock them with an early goal or something.
Yeah, I know, I’m not getting my hopes up either.