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Claudio Bravo, Sergio Busquets and Leo Messi are the only three players on the team who have started all seven matches in La Liga so far. They also lead the team in minutes and have played integral roles in Barça's near perfect record.
CLAUDIO BRAVO: A bullet-proof insurance policy in goal, the Chilean goalkeeper has begun his Barça career with unprecedented results, having yet to concede a goal in seven matches. He has broken Pedro María Artola's record to start the season and now threatens to break records held by Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes. He has played all 630 La Liga minutes this season.
SERGIO BUSQUETS: On a team built to attack and score goals, the midfielder has been charged with providing stability to the team's backbone. An expert in foiling rival counter-attacks before they get going, he is also responsible for igniting Barça's offense. In fact, several of the team's goals this season were immediately preceeded by a Busquets steal. He was substituted versus Levante and Granada when both matches were already in the bag. He has played 578 La Liga minutes this season.
LEO MESSI: The Argentinian superstar has become a playmaking machine, contributing with both goals and assists in the early going. He recorded his 100th career La Liga assist and is a perpetual danger in the offensive zone. With six goals and six assists in the first seven games, Messi has reminded everyone that he is irreplaceable. He has played all 630 La Liga minutes so far.
After Bravo, Messi and Busquets, the team leaders in minutes played are Jeremy Mathieu (540 minutes), Ivan Rakitic (533), Jordi Alba (450) and Dani Alves (450).
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