How have Barça fared in their first La Liga game of the year?

How have Barça fared in their first La Liga game of the year?

We look back over the last ten returns to league action after the winter break

FC Barcelona will this weekend attempt to pick up from where they left off in 2018: With a win. Their first LaLiga game of the year takes place this Sunday away to Getafe (8:45pm CET), on Matchday 18. Here are the precedents for the last 10 returns from the winter break in LaLiga.

YearMatchResult
2009FC Barcelona - Mallorca3-1
2010FC Barcelona - Villarreal1-1
2011FC Barcelona - Levante2-1
2012Espanyol - FC Barcelona1-1
2013FC Barcelona - Espanyol4-0
2014FC Barcelona - Elche4-0
2015Reial Sociedad - FC Barcelona1-0
2016Espanyol - FC Barcelona0-0
2017Villarreal - FC Barcelona1-1
2018FC Barcelona - Levante3-0


The record from the last decade stands at five wins, four draws and just one defeat -In 2015 against Real Sociedad. Curiously, 2019 is not the first time in which Getafe have been Barça's first adversaries of the year: In 2007, they played them to start their January action, drawing 1-1 with the goals scored by Dani Güiza and Xavi Hernández.

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