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03.11.2008 12:35

Barça goes for goal

Roger Bogunyà

Josep Guardiola’s men are really slotting them home; they are the top scorers in Europe’s major Leagues and have also conceded the fewest goals in the Spanish First Division.

28 goals in nine games is a pretty spectacular return. After scoring only once in its first two matches, Barça has been going for goal since matchday 3 and since then has only scored fewer than three in its League games away at Bilbao and Espanyol.

3.1 average is top in Europe

These 28 goals in nine games have given the Catalan outfit the best goals-per-game average in Europe’s major leagues at 3.1.

ALN01D03.014.jpgChelsea, leader and top goalscorer in the English Premier League, has netted 27 times in 11 fixtures; Udinese is Italy’s best with 19 in 10; Olympique Marseille tops the list in France with 24 in 12; and only Germany’s Hoffenheim has scored more goals than Barça, though its 31 in 11 games means it has a worse average at 2.8.

Barça is also way out in front in Spain, being trailed by Madrid with 24 and Valencia with 20.

Only eight goals against

athletic-fcb.jpgBarça is also doing a great job in defence. It has conceded just eight in the League to make it equal best with Villarreal and Seville. Barça has also only let in one in its last three League games and has only conceded more than one against Betis.
Barça goes for goal
Best goals start for ten years
These 28 goals give Barça the best goalscoring record in the First Division for the last ten years. Not since the 1996/97 season, when Sir Bobby Robson was Barcelona manager, has a team had such a start to the campaign in terms of finding the net. In 1996/97 Robson’s men scored 30 goals in their first nine League matches.

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