PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Here are some facts and figures arising from the game against Racing Santander:

• Over the six game winning run, Barça have scored 2 goals and conceded just 5.

• It was the fourth season on the run that Barça had won at the Sardinero – Guardiola has thus won every game in charge there.

• The last time Barça lost in Santander was in the 2003/04 season, when they were beaten 3-0

• The win was the first in which Valdes has kept a lean sheet since the goalless draw with Villarreal on January 28th.

Valdés had one of the quietest games of the season on Sunday, as Racing only had one shot  - and that wasn't on target.

• In contrast, Barça had 23 shots, 8 of which were on target.

Alves and Mascherano were the Barça players who won back most possession – each making 17 interventions.

Messi's penalty was his 50th goal of the season . 22 have come in the first half and 28 in the second.