Josep Guardiola's squad find themselves in an unusual situation. For three seasons they have been pointing and laughing in the rear-view mirror at a Real Madrid team that just seemed incapable of beating them in La Liga.
For the first time, however, Barcelona are doing the chasing.
Real Madrid took advantage of Barcelona's utterly atrocious performance against Osasuna to open up a veritable chasm of 10 points between them and their only rivals to another La Liga title.
It is almost natural to want to throw in the towel when one's team is so far behind. However, one thing we have learned from this Barcelona side is their tendency to defy all predictions and perform just when everyone decides that they have no hope left.
Here are 10 reasons why all is not lost.