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27.12.2008 12:54

Barša dominating on the road

Jordi Clos

The first team has set a new record for consecutive away wins. The eleven they have collected this season far excel the eight of 1927/28 and seven in 2005/06.

Barša 2008/09 are setting new records left, right and centre. In one of these, Pep Guardiola’s side has won eleven games in a row away from the Camp Nou, an achievement that vastly overshadows the eight under RomÓ Forns (1927/28) and the seven under Frank Rijkaard (2005/06).

7 in League, 3 in Champions League and 1 in Cup

vila-real-fcb_x21x.jpgAfter losing in their debut in Soria (1-0), Barša have gone on to win on all of their other league trips, something they have never done before. The wins were in Gijˇn (1-6), Montju´c (1-2), Bilbao (0-1), Malaga (1-4), Huelva (0-2), Seville (0-3) and Vila-real (1-2). In those games they scored 20 and conceded just 5.

xakhtar-fcb_x11x.jpgIn the Champions League group stage, Barcelona was the only team to win all three of their away fixtures, something Barša only once managed before, in 2002/03. This season the Catalans made history by winning at Shakthar Donetsk (1-2), Basel (0-5) and Sporting Clube de Portugal (2-5), making an average four goals a game. Incredible.

benidorm-fcb_x2x.jpgMeanwhile, Barša have only played one round of the Copa del Rey. That was against Division 2B Benidorm, and saw the visitors get things off to the ideal start with a 1-0 in Alicante, the only goal of the game being scored by Bojan Krkic.
Barša dominating on the road
Hard away trips to come
The forthcoming away trips do not promise to be easier affairs. On January 6, Barša visit AtlŔtico Madrid in the cup. Five days later they have another away trip, this time in the league to the traditionally awkward Osasuna. In the Champions League they have no travels until February 24, when they are off to face Lyon at Gerland.

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