Barcelona vs. Real Zaragoza: What We Learned from Barca's Victory

Justin WeltonAnalyst IINovember 18, 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 17:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (2ndL) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Zaragoza at Camp Nou on November 17, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. FC Barcelona won 3-1.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Barcelona continued their undefeated La Liga streak with a 3-1 victory over Real Zaragoza on Saturday at Camp Nou.

With 34 points in 12 games, Barcelona appear to be well on their way to another La Liga title. 

Here are three things we learned from Saturday's contest.  

Barcelona's home dominance will continue all season long

Barcelona has yet to lose in league play this season, and while that may end in the future, their home record won't be blemished, as they won't lose a game in La Liga. 

There is no team in the world that plays prettier than Barca. They pass and control the ball unlike any team you will ever see, and they scare opponents to the point that they just sit back and take the punishment. 

Things change slightly when Barcelona plays on the road because teams take more chances, but nevertheless, teams still sit back and look to counter. 

Teams fear going to Camp Nou to play Barcelona, because they know they will be playing defensively while attempting to counter all game long. 

Barca won't lose one game at home all year in La Liga, because teams will simply play for the tie.

No team will realistically challenge Barcelona in La Liga this season

La Liga is Barcelona's to lose.

They sit on top of the table with 34 points, while Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid follow in second and third, respectively. But in all honestly, the only team that will keep Barcelona from winning the league is Barcelona.

Real Madrid is the only other team as talented as Barca, and they are a whopping 11 points behind. 

Barcelona has this league on lockdown, and nobody will catch them.  

We are currently watching the best that may ever play

Do you know how your family members always bring up how great certain players were way back when? Well, the younger generation will have their opportunity to say the same thing to their children and grandchildren about Lionel Messi. 

Messi scored two more goals to add to his total in 2012, making it look easy. We are watching the best player in the world right now, and it can't be any prettier to see.

We may have not just learned that on Saturday, but it was just a nice reminder. 

Hyperbole happens all the time in sports, but this isn't just talk; Messi will go down in history as one of the two greatest players to ever the play the sport.  

We are just lucky to say we watched him in his prime.