Barca can go top of the table with victory over Granada tonight.
“It seems that the advantage (Atletico) had would have made it easy for them, especially as they are a team that know how to look after their savings - we all know when they go 1-0 up it's hard to score against them," said Valdano.
“With a ten to twelve point advantage, I thought that with this conservative aspect they would be very hard to overcome."
On Barca, he said: “Barca in the last two games have shown it's hard for them to maintain their lead, even playing against 10. So I think it's still open, I don't see Barca as such a safe bet (as people say). Now we have the direct clashes, Madrid-Sevilla, Barca-Atletico. That's where La Liga will be decided."