Twenty-one shutouts in La Liga for FC Barcelona

Twenty-one shutouts in La Liga for FC Barcelona

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has given up just 19 goals in 35 games, fewest in the Spanish First Division

FC Barcelona's 8–0 rout over Córdoba on Saturday was their 21st league game with a clean sheet, second best in Club history. In the 1986/87 season Barça had 23 shutouts. Claudio Bravo — who appears ready to claim his first Zamora Trophy, awarded for lowest goals-against average — has conceded just 19 goals in 35 games.

Below are some other interesting stats and figures surrounding the Córdoba–Barça match:

Aside from being the team's 21st shutout in La Liga this season, Saturday was their' fifth straight.

Barça have scored 105 goals in the league. The team record is 114 in the 2012/13 season. Real Madrid have held the all-time record of 121 goals since 2012.

Luis Suárez got his first hat trick for Barça. He is the fourth player to do so this year after Lionel Messi, Neymar, and PedroRodríguez.

This is the fourth season Messi has scored at least 50 goals in official competitions: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2014/15.

After scoring on Saturday, GerardPiqué became the first Barça centre-back to score five goals in a season since GicaPopescu in 1995/96.

Barça completed 676 passes, while Córdoba only completed 164.

Piqué had a game-high 77 completed passes.

Jordi Alba led the game in ball recoveries with 8.

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