An insipid performance against Real Sociedad last time out forced Tata Martino to admit he had made one rotation too many. Barca had only themselves to blame.
The visitors went into this match having not scored in eight of the last 11 matches between the sides, stretching back seven years.
Two draws and nine losses tells it's own story, and it would take a monumental effort from Francisco Rodriguez's side to confound the critics and see Almerica leave Camp Nou with the three points.
Let's take a look at six things we learned from the game.