March was another up and down month. We started things off with a ridiculously strong showing against Valencia; treating our home crowd to a 4-0 victory. Then we played away against AT Madrid and snuck out of there with a 1-0 win. On a two game win streak we had 8 days to rest up and get ready for Sporting at home. Inexplicably, we lost 1-2 by giving up a goal within the final 10 minutes. Next we traveled to Camp Nou and were treated to a 0-3 humbling by Barca. Now facing a two game losing streak we only had four days to prepare for the final game of the month against Sevilla. As luck would have it, we won the game, lol.
With 8 games remaining we are very much on track for the Champions League next season. Valencia is beginning to pull away from us and we are now 7 points adrift of them and 3rd place although we have a game in hand. We have managed to increase our lead slightly over 5th place, however, and we now hold a 5 point lead over Athletic.
In five games, Bueno has notched one goal and one assist from his new role as starting poacher. That isn't exactly what I was hoping for but I'm willing to give him time to adapt to the role and for Jara to adapt to the trequart role. In those same five games, Jara has scored two goals and has yet to get an assist.