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FC Barcelona had an outstanding month in February, with no defeats and four wins and two draws from the six games played. What's more, these games have come against tough opponents and also in difficult stadiums such as Mestalla, the RCDE Stadium, or the Diego Armando Maradona. Let's take a look at some of the most positive stats about Xavi Hernández' Barça:
Barça: top of the 2022 table
If LaLiga started in 2022, Barça would be leaders with 17 points from a potential 21, even though most teams have played one extra game. In the seven Liga games played this year, Barça have won five and drawn two, and haven't tasted defeat since December.
Goalscoring streak from five years ago matched
With the goal-fest against Athletic Bilbao (4-0), Barça have now scored four goals in three consecutive games (1-4 against Valencia and 2-4 against Napoli). This means Barça have matched a goalscoring streak from five years ago, when Luis Enrique's team in 2017 scored four or more goals in three games in a row: 4-1 against Villarreal, 1-4 against Las Palmas, and 4-2 against Eibar.
One of the top three highest scoring teams in Europe
Along with being one of the teams with most victories in 2022, Barça is also one of the highest scoring teams. They have scored 28 goals in 12 games in all competitions, only bettered by Liverpool and Betis from the major European leagues (31 and 30 respectively). It's worth noting that both those sides have played more matches than Barça (Liverpool 13 and Betis 14). Barça also has the sixth best average goals scored tally in Europe with 2.3 goals per game.
Three months since the last LaLiga defeat
The great run continues in LaLiga and Barça haven't lost in the league since December 4 and the 0-1 defeat to Betis. In the 10 games since: six wins and four draws. Across all competitions, Barça haven't lost a game over 90 minutes in 2022. The only two defeats came in extra time during the Spanish Super Cup semi-final against Real Madrid and the last 16 of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés. Barça ended up losing tight games having played really well in both.
82 shots in six games
The highly effective attack in recent games derives from more opportunities being created. In the past six games, Barça have had 82 shots, resulting in 19 goals. Furthermore, 32 of those 82 shots were on target, 60% of which ended up in a goal. A highly effective and enhanced attack that helps Barça continue improving.
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