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16 goals: Eto'o
12 goals: Henry
10 goals: Bojan and Messi
8 goals: Ronaldinho
7 goals: Xavi
3 goals: Iniesta and Giovani
2 goals: Márquez and Gudjohnsen
1 goal: Milito, Deco and Touré Yaya

Third in the League

Barça finished third in the League behind Madrid and Villarreal. Poor form away from the Camp Nou was decisive, although the side was still in with a shout until April.

Poor away form was made up for by good home performances. In 2007 the team won eight of their nine home fixtures, with the loss to Madrid being the first defeat, but could only win two of their first eight away matches.

Obvious improvement

Defeat at the hands of their traditional rivals ( 0-1 ) meant that Barça were seven points behind Schuster’s side over the Christmas break. This gap, which would become nine points, was cut to just two thanks to a magnificent start to the year in which Barça were undefeated in January and February.

Turning point

Barça even became virtual leaders on matchday 26 at Vicente Calderón, but just like the home game with Madrid the match proved to be a turning point, only this time for the worse. The side would only get three more victories in their remaining 13 League matches.

Disappointment at Bernabéu

In the home stretch of the season Barça was also knocked off second spot by Villarreal. The day after a painful defeat away at champions Real Madrid on matchday 36 by 4-1, it was announced that Rijkaard would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Here are all Barça’s results in the 2007/08 League.

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