Barcelona’s draw with Las Palmas has reopened the title race in La Liga.
Many had assumed that the Blaugrana had one hand on the trophy once Ernesto Valverde’s team began the season so well.
However, they have stuttered early on in 2018 and their advantage has slipped away with Atletico Madrid now only five points behind, just three days before they come face to face at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona are light years away from their form of 2017 and have not had such a narrow lead over second since Matchday 15, when they were five points ahead of Valencia.
It is not surprising, as a result, that this meeting on Sunday could be a title decider.
A win for Diego Simeone’s team would mean there are just two points between the teams with 11 games left to play.