The midfielder has won 22 consecutive league games to set a tournament record. Puyol is second with 21 wins.
He has an established place in this historic Barça team. With his pinpoint passing and spot-on
tackling, Sergio Busquets is now an ever-present in the first team plans and has even managed to
win a place ahead of the great Javier Mascherano. And when it comes to the big occasions, he can
always be relied upon to deliver. He has built up an extraordinary curriculum and can now boast a
record nobody has ever matched before. Whether or not it is coincidence, no player other than
Busquets has ever won so many league games in a row.
Busquets = victory
Guardiola has only rested Sergio Busquets in four games this season, and
as it happens, that includes the only two games the team has not won (the defeat to Hercules and
the draw with Mallorca).That makes for 18 wins in a row if we count last season’s triumphs
against Villarreal, Tenerife, Sevilla and Valladolid. Nobody has ever done that before, although
Puyol is close behind with 21: 16 this season and 5 last year, because the captain also appeared in
the game against Xerez.
This record for Busquets goes hand in hand with the first team’s
triumphant run. FCB have broken a 50 year old record and the Catalan midfielder can be proud to
have made a major contribution to that in a team that is on good course to do even better than its
amazing 99 point season last time out.