View from the top of the Estadio Camp Nou in Barcelona.

Tactical analysis: Barcelona's Pyrrhic victory over Valencia

Fati is back. And so is hope. But Barça still have work to do.

Perhaps it was poetic justice or just a part of a very carefully written script but the clash between Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou was more than just a fixture to decide who gets the three points. Both teams are giants fallen from grace personified and both teams find themselves struggling to regain the greatness that was once theirs.

Of course, to make things even more fitting, both were also sitting on 12 points prior to yesterday’s game, making this an even tighter affair than many would’ve predicted beforehand. And it really is becoming a chore to predict how Barcelona will play on any given day.