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Thiago celebrates his goal at La Rosaleda / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona’s first half of the season was almost picture perfect. With this Sunday’s win over Málaga, Tito Vilanova’s men closed out the first half of the domestic competition with 55 out of 57 possible points, a new all-time high record in the history of the La Liga. The previous record was set in the 2010/11 season (52 points). In their first 19 matches of the season, Blaugrana have scored 64 goals and conceded 20 .

History on Barça’s side

Sitting at the top of the table halfway through La Liga usually brings good news at the end of the season. Barça have won the Liga title 11 of the 18 times they reached the halfway point of the season as league leaders. The most recent titles came in the 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons.

Here’s a look at Barça’s record after finishing in the top spot after the first 19 matches of La Liga:

Liga Liga Champions Leaders at the halfway point
1958/59 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
1963/64 Real Madrid FC Barcelona
1970/71 Valencia FC Barcelona
1972/73 At. Madrid FC Barcelona
1973/74 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
1976/77 At. Madrid FC Barcelona
1981/82 R.Sociedad FC Barcelona
1984/85 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
1986/87 Real Madrid FC Barcelona
1990/91 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
1997/98 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
1998/99 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
2004/05 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
2005/06 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
2006/07 Real Madrid FC Barcelona
2008/09 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
2009/10 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
2010/11 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona

 

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