New record of 10 away wins on the run
The win in Cornella meant that Barça have run up a record 10 consecutive away wins in La Liga between the end of last year and this season’s fantastic opening.
The win in Pamplona a fortnight ago marked the best ever start to a league campaign on the road and
this Saturday’s stretched that run to eight wins, which added to the last two away wins of
last season make it ten wins from the last 10 away games.
Two important wins
The run began at El Madrigal when Barça responded to Madrid’s
pressure with a stunning 1-4 win and the week after they got another important win in beating
Seville 2-3 at the Sanchez Pijuan to virtually ensure another La Liga title.
That form carried on onto this season with wins at Racing (0-3),
Atletico Madrid (1-2), Bilbao (1-3), Zaragoza (0-2), Getafe (1-3), Almeria (0-8), Osasuna (0-3) and
Espanyol (1-5) - eight wins from eight that have given them a full seven more points than their
nearest rivals Real Madrid.
Plenty of goals
The team have scored an amazing 36 goals in those 10 games and conceded just 7,
with Messi scoring 11, Pedro 6, Villa 4 and Bojan 4 times – making 25 of the team’s
strikes. Valdes has remained unbeaten in four of the wins.