Guardiola, unbeaten against Real Madrid
Following the draw on Saturday in Madrid, Josep Guardiola is still unbeaten in games against Real Madrid since he became Barcelona manager.
5 wins and 1 draw, 17 goals scored and only 3 against. This is the positive balance of results that
Guardiola has achieved since he became Barça first team manager. Guardiola’s Barça are still
undefeated in games against Real Madrid.
Here we look at other data from a game after which the situation at the top of the League
remains exactly the same.
- With this draw, Barça has now gone 30 games in the League without losing. Thus,
Josep Guardiola’s team is just two games away from the unbeaten record in the league,
currently in the hands of Real Sociedad since the 1979/1980 season. The Barcelona team could equal
the record in Anoeta, Real Sociedad’s ground, in 2 games time.
- One game more, and after the ‘clásico’ in Madrid, Barça are still 8
points clear of their closest rival in the league, with 18 points still to play for.
- Guardiola’s team totally dominated possession in the game, with 72%,
against 28% for Real Madrid.
- With the penalty he scored against Madrid, the first goal he has scored against
a Mourinho team, Messi became the Barça player who has scored more goals in Madrid, a total of 4,
one goal more than Zaldúa, Asensi, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Henry.
- Carles Puyol reappeared in the starting lineup after not having done so since
23rd of January due to his knee injury. Unfortunately, he had to be substituted as a precaution.
- Raul Albiol, who was sent off after the penalty he committed on Villa, will miss
the Spanish Cup Final on Wednesday, between the two teams, in Valencia.