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17.08.2009 13:35

Happy away days

David Puig

Winning away from home in the Spanish Super has always meant that the club won the trophy after they have recorded four victories and four overall triumphs.

Pep Guardiola's side secured a 1-2 win in San Mamés on Sunday evening thanks to goals from Xavi and Pedro and that means that fortune is now in their favour as the club has always won the trophy if they won away from home. Barça have appeared in the final on 14 occasions and whenever they have won away they have been fortunate and won the tournament.

AIG13D09.307.jpgThe last two times that the club won the cup after winning the away was when Frank Rijkaard was at the helm and they beat Real Betis in 2005 and Espanyol in 2006. Against the Andalucian outfit, Barça won 0-3 in the Ruiz de Lopera before going on to lose the return leg 1-2 at Camp Nou.

Against the Blanc i Blau the Blaugrana won 0-1 in the Estadi Ilímpic while in the return leg the aggregate score was increased with a 3-0 at home.

Zaragoza and Atlético de Madrid

KOEMAN.JPGJohan Cruyff's Dream Team also won the Super Cup twice after winning the away game. In 1991 they beat Atlético de Madrid 0-1 in the Vicente Calderón before drawing 1-1 in Camp Nou and three years later they won 0-2 in Real Zaragoza's La Romareda stadium before losing 4-5 in Barcelona.
Happy away days
Unusual scoreline
Since the Spanish Super Cup began 25 years ago there has never been a 1-2 scoreline in the opening game. In fact, that result has only happened three times and always in the second outing.

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