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02.05.2009 23:40

Barça centenary and record

Jordi Clos

FC Barcelona 2-6 victory in the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday night was unprecedented as the team recorded their highest ever tally in the stadium and reached the 100 goal-mark in the league.

The incredible triumph saw Barça net six goals in Los Merengues’ home ground for the first time ever in a game that is already being thought of as historic. While the 0-5 win in 1973/74 is still talked about, this win will also go down as one of the great games of the modern era, along with the two 0-3 wins in 2006 and 1984.

100 goals

Barça also saw the six goals take them to 100 goals scored this season in la Primera. With four matches of the season still remaining, Guardiola’s side are just seven goals away from breaking the all-time record for the number scored in a campaign, which was set by Mdarid in 1989/90. The Blaugrana’s previous best was 102 goals in 1997 when the season was 42 games long.

Legendary trio

rm-fcb26_x19x.jpgWithout doubt, three of the key men this term have been Samuel Eto’o, Leo Messi and Thierry Henry. The trio has netted an incredible amount of goals with Eto’o having scored 27, Messi 23 and Henry 19, to make a total of 69. Never before in the history of the league have three players from the same team scored so many. Real Madrid have come closest when Puskas score 28, De Stéfano, 21, and Del Sol, 17, in 1961.

Henry enjoys playing in the Bernabéu

Henry showed once again that he enjoys playing and scoring in the Bernabéu as he netted twice on Saturday. He also scored Arsenal’s winner in a 0-1 victory in 2006 and recorded Barça’s consolation last term in a 4-1 reverse.
Barça centenary and record
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Four of the six goals scored in the Bernabéu on Saturday were scored by players produced by Barça’s youth system. Lionel Messi scored twice and Carlos Puyol and Gerard Piqué netted one apiece.

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