Fourth 5-0 win over the eternal rival
Tonight’s brutal thrashing of Real Madrid definitively marks this Barça team as a worthy successor to Johan Cruyff’s Dream Team, the last Barça team to beat Madrid 5-0, a result that’s now been recorded four times.
Nearly 17 years after Cruyff’s team’s 5-0, Barça have done it again. Guardiola’s
men, who beat Madrid 2-6 on that wonderful night a year and a half ago, tonight equalled the Dream
Team’s fantastic win as they surged towards the fourth successive league title of the
Xavi, Pedro, Villa (2) and Jeffren have entered into Club history alongside the
scorers on that wonderful 8th January 1994 - Romario (3), Koeman and Ivan Iglesias. The wonderful
mosaic at the Nou Camp, Romario’s spectacular dribbling for the first goal and the ecstatic
reaction of Cruyff’s assistant Tony Bruins Slot from that night will always stay in the
memory and the link between them? Pep Guardiola who was the mastermind on the pitch for that win
and again from the bench for tonight’s.
First two won in black and white
The other two 5-0 results were way back in the early part of the 20th century. In 1935
Ventolrà (4) and Escolà were the scorers, whilst ten years later, Barça’s five cup winning
team in the making did it again with goals from César (2), Bravo, Escolà and Gonzalvo III..