Xavi one game from history

Xavi one game from history

The FC Barcelona boss could set a Liga record by starting his career with 18 games unbeaten away from home

If FC Barcelona come home from Mallorca without a loss, Xavi Hernández will have survived his first 18 road trips in La Liga as first team coach without having suffered a single defeat. The 4-0 win in Cádiz already equalled Zinedine Zidane's record set in 2016, and one more win (or draw) would establish a new all-time best.

Xavi's historic run includes the 14 away fixtures after he replaced Ronald Koeman last season, and the three games played so far in 2022/23, which have thus far resulted in 12 wins and five draws.

The complete run

Villarreal 1-3 Barça
Osasuna 2-2 Barça
Sevilla 1-1 Barça
Real Mallorca 0-1 Barça
Granada 1-1 Barça
Alaves 0-1 Barça
Espanyol 2-2 Barça
Valencia 1-4 Barça
Elche 1-2 Barça
Real Madrid 0-4 Barça
Levante 2-3 Barça
Real Sociedad 0-1 Barça
Real Betis 1-2 Barça
Getafe 0-0 Barça

Real Sociedad 1-4 Barça
Sevilla 0-3 Barça
Cádiz 0-4 Barça

Chasing Guardiola too

The game with Mallorca also sees Xavi's Barça team just one game away from equalling a record set in the Pep Guardiola era. In 2010-11, Barça strung together the following impressive run:

Almeria 0-8 Barça
Barça 5-0 Real Madrid
Osasuna 0-3 Barça
Barça 5-0 Real Sociedad
Espanyol 1-5 Barça

Five league games in a row winning by at least three goals! But the current Barça team have managed to match that:

Real Sociedad 1-4 Barça
Barça 4-0 Valladolid
Sevilla 0-3 Barça
Cádiz 0-4 Barça
Barça 3-0 Elche

And if they can do the same on Saturday, they will have surpassed Guardiola's run by going an incredible SIX games with winning margins of 3+ goals. That would be nice!

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