Barça opens up gap with Madrid, equals La Liga record

January 31, 2011

Saturday night’s marked Barça’s 15th successive league victory, matching the current La Liga record, when they beat the the only team to have beaten them during the current league season, Hercules.

While the result was a good one, Hercules certainly didn’t let the Catalans walk over them. After Pedro’s goal at the end of the first half, Barcelona remained just one goal up until three minutes before the end of the match, when Hercules were one man down.

Leo Messi made it 2-0 in the 87th minute; and he scored again in the 89th minute to make it 3-0.

The result is that Barcelona are now seven points clear of Real Madrid, after their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Osasuna. Things aren’t looking good in the Madrid camp, with Jose Mourinho strongly suggesting that he won’t be around next season. Given Madrid’s history, I wonder if he’ll last until the end of the season, given that his relationship with the club’s top brass is almost non-existent .

0-1 Pedro (min 43)
0-2 Messi (min 87)
0-3 Messi (min 89)

TeamPWDLFAPts
1
Barcelona
21
19
1
1
67
11
58
2
Real Madrid
21
16
3
2
48
18
51
3
Villarreal
21
14
3
4
41
21
45
4
Valencia
20
12
4
4
33
23
40
5
Espanyol
21
12
1
8
28
27
37
6
Athletic Bilbao
21
11
2
8
34
31
35
7
Atlético Madrid
21
9
3
9
31
26
30
8
Sevilla
21
9
3
9
33
35
30
9
Real Sociedad
21
9
1
11
32
33
28
10
Getafe
21
8
3
10
29
34
27
11
Mallorca
21
8
3
10
23
29
27
12
Sporting Gijón
21
5
7
9
22
27
22
13
Hércules
21
6
4
11
22
34
22
14
Deportivo
21
5
7
8
18
30
22
15
Zaragoza
21
5
7
9
20
33
22
16
Osasuna
21
5
6
10
20
28
21
17
Racing Santander
20
5
5
10
15
29
20
18
Levante
21
5
3
13
22
34
18
19
Almería
21
3
8
10
20
36
17
20
Málaga
21
5
2
14
28
47
17

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4 Comments

  • sudarshan s says:

    felt still barca has some weakness in their defense.when u r a best team there should not be a single weakness.

  • nura muhd umar says:

    oh well i did not watch the match but iknow barca will lead the match……… i wish u all the best

  • Anthony Dee says:

    I watched the match and yes another perfect performance and result by the campions.gurdiola has everything to perfection, team balance,effort and winning instinct the players just love playing under pep.

  • lekan says:

    barcelona 4 life