Yet within striking distance of the Catalan club are Villareal, Valencia and Sevilla. This is going to be a close race but Barca are beginning to hum after a slow start.
Who else am I rooting for right now? LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan. He'll be playing for Bayern Munich in his third stint in the German Bundesliga after two tours with Bayer Leverkusen. Donovan's addition will surely create more tension as Lukas Podolski continues to ride the bench. Whatever reason Bayern's manager Uli Hoeness has for keeping the German National striker cooling his heels isn't clear. But then again, there's Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose in the attack position. What a waste of talent and now Donovan's there.