FC Barcelona aim for 8th straight away win

FC Barcelona aim for 8th straight away win

FC Barcelona will be looking for their eighth straight away win in Seville on Sunday – something they didn’t manage last season. The Club record of 10 straight wins on the road was achieved under Pep Guardiola in the 2011/11 season.

The best ever start to a season in the Club’s history has been due in a large part to the team’s fantastic away record. Tito Vilanova’s men have scored 27 goals in their seven wins out of seven so far, beating Osasuna (1-2), Getafe (1-4), Seville (2-3), Deportivo (4-5), Rayo Vallecano (0-5), Mallorca (2-4) and Llevant (0-4).

The seven wins equal the team’s best run last season, when they won against Atletico Madrid, Racing, Seville, Mallorca, Zaragoza, Llevant and Rayo, following their defeat in Pamplona(3-2).

Record set two seasons ago

A win against Betis – which has proved a difficult ground for Barça in recent years – would not just strengthen their position at the top of the table and stretch their record breaking start to the campaign, but would also bring them closer to the record of 10 straight wins on the road held by Pep Guardiola’s 2010/11 team
That run saw wins over Racing, Atletico Madrid, Bilbao, Zaragoza Getafe, Almeria, Osasuna, Espanyol, Deportivo and Hèrcules in the first ten away games of the campaign.

 

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