Barça equal best opening run in league

Barça equal best opening run in league

With the 2-1 win against Alavés, the blaugranes are still unbeaten in the league after 21 matches, equalling the run of Pep Guardiola’s 2009/10 team

Ernesto Valverde’s Barça side continue to reach new heights this season. The blaugranes' 2-1 win over Alavés now means they are still unbeaten in La Liga this season after 21 matches, equalling the best ever unbeaten start to a league campaign held by Pep Guardiola’s Barça side from the 2009/10 season whose run came to an end in the 22nd round of fixtures when they lost 2-1 at the Vicente Calderón against Atlético Madrid.

Valverde’s men have matched that particular start to the season after beginning the campaign in 2017/18 with 18 wins and 3 draws, scoring 59 goals and conceding just 10. The next round of league fixtures sees Barça travel to Espanyol in the Catalan derby where they could set a new record for an unbeaten start to a season.

Best ever unbeaten run still a way away

The best ever unbeaten run in La Liga for Barça (not starting at the beginning of the season) is no less than 31 matches without defeat, set in the 2010/11 season. Pep Guardiola’s went from week 3 in the campaign to week 33 without defeat. The overall record in the league is held by the 1979/80 Real Sociedad team who went 32 games without losing. 

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