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.
|2009||FC Barcelona - Mallorca||3-1|
|2010||FC Barcelona - Villarreal||1-1|
|2011||FC Barcelona - Levante||2-1|
|2012||Espanyol - FC Barcelona||1-1|
|2013||FC Barcelona - Espanyol||4-0|
|2014||FC Barcelona - Elche||4-0|
|2015||Reial Sociedad - FC Barcelona||1-0|
|2016||Espanyol - FC Barcelona||0-0|
|2017||Villarreal - FC Barcelona||1-1|
|2018||FC Barcelona - Levante||3-0|
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.