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Bravo has only been beaten seven times in the league. PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA-FCB.

One of the best features of Barça in the few months under Luis Enrique has been in defence. After 16 league games, the first team has only conceded seven goals, a record only surpassed by Bayern Munich, who have only let in four goals in 17 games in the Bundesliga.

It’s not the first time Barça’s excellent defence has been a talking point this season. Claudio Bravo, who has played in goal in every league game so far, set a new record by going for 754 minutes before being beaten for the first time.

Here are the top defensive records around Europe as we head into the New Year:

TEAM
LEAGUE GOALS CONCEDED
GAMES AVERAGE
BAYERN MUNICH  GERMAN 4 17 0.23
FC BARCELONA SPANISH  7 16 0.43
JUVENTUS  ITALIAN  7 16 0.43
BENFICA & PORTO  PORTUGUESE  7 14 0.50
SAINT-ÉTIENNE FRENCH 12 19 0.63
CHELSEA & SOUTHAMPTON ENGLISH  13 17 0.76
PSV EINDHOVEN  DUTCH  14 17 0.82
GENT  BELGIAN  19 20 0.95

13 goals in 24 games

If also counting Champions League and cup games, Barça have received 13 goals in 24 games (0.54). The three goalkeepers, Claudio Bravo, Marc-André Ter Stegen and Jordi Masip, have all been involved, the Chilean for 1,440 minutes; the German for 630, and the Catalan for 90. Bravo has been beaten seven times, Ter Stegen five and Masip once.

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