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The players celebrate a goal against BATE Borisov / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça just get better under Guardiola. This was their best ever Champions League group. They completed five wins and just one draw against Milan at the Camp Nou. That's a new points record for Guardiola, 16 out of a possible 18, two more than last season's previous record of 14 following four wins and two draws.

Barça ran away with Group H, and that was despite their opening game being a draw at home to Milan (2-2). From then on, they won all five games, first a convincing victory at BATE Borisov (0-5); then another at the Camp Nou against FC Viktoria (2-0); three more points came in Prague (0-4); there was a prestigious win at the San Siro (2-3); and they closed the campaign back at the Camp Nou by beating the Belarusian champions (4-0). 20 goals for and 4 against.

Two unbeaten seasons

Guardiola's side has now gone for two seasons without defeat in the Champions League group stages. This season they only drew once, while a year ago they were held twice, away to Rubin Kazan (1-1) and Copenhagen (1-1). They have not lost a Champions League group match since October 20, 2009, when they were shocked at home by Rubin Kazan (1-2).

Barça under Guardiola in the group stages

These are Barcelona's results in the Champions League group stage since Guardiola became manager. In 24 games, they have won 16 times (66.7%), drawn six (25%) and lost twice (8.3%).

2008/09 season
13 points: 4 wins, one draw and one defeat

2009/10 season
11 points: 3 wins, two draws and one defeat

2010/11 season
14 points: 4 wins and two draws

2011/12 season
16 points: 4 wins and one draw

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