Eibar were one of the seven victims of Barça's superlative start to the league season | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça’s Liga 2017/18 season has not just got off to a good start. It’s got off to an absolutely amazing start! In fact, a win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday would match the best ever start to the competition.

That was just four seasons ago, when Tata Martino led the team to a maximum 24 points from the first eight games. Ernesto Valverde could equal that record with another win, and have a chance to set a new record when Barça host Málaga on October 21.

Not that it will be easy. Atlético Madrid are never an easy side to beat and Málaga have caused all kinds of problems for Barça in recent campaigns. But whatever happens, 2017/18 will go down as one of the best starts FCB have ever made – as the following table reveals.

Season Games Goals for Goals against Coach
2013/14 8 28 6 Tata Martino
2017/18 7 23 2 Ernesto Valverde
1929/30 6 20 5 James Bellamy
2009/10 6 17 3 Josep Guardiola
2012/13 6 17 5 Tito Vilanova
1997/98 6 16 4 Louis Van Gaal
1990/91 6 13 4 Johan Cruyff
1984/85 5 12 1 Terry Venables
1972/73 5 10 2 Rinus Michels


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