Guardiola matches record 14 successive league wins

January 24, 2011

Racing Santander visited a cold Nou Camp on Saturday night to mark the second half of the season. Mirroring the start of the season, Barça again beat Racing 3-0 with a goal from Pedro two minutes in to get the Catalans off to a fast start. The other two goals came from Leo Messi from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute – he kicked it in decisively, after having missed a penalty on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey match against Betis. And the final goal was scored by Iniesta from a Pedro assist.

While Barcelona won their 14th successive league match this season, equalling the record set under Frank Rijkaard in 2005/2006, things don’t appear to be going so well for Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho who is locked in bitter conflict with his club’s Director General, Jorge Valdano and hinting that this season could be his last.

Some Spanish pundits are saying that if the gap opens between the arch rivals then the league is already over. However, while Barça are playing extremely well at the moment all it would take would be a string of injuries or some other bad luck to tip the balance.

1-0, Pedro (min 2)
2-0, Messi (pen, min 33)
3-0, Iniesta (min 66)

TeamPWDLFAPts
1
Barcelona
20
18
1
1
64
11
55
2
Real Madrid
20
16
3
1
48
17
51
3
Villarreal
20
13
3
4
40
21
42
4
Valencia
20
12
4
4
33
23
40
5
Espanyol
20
12
1
7
28
26
37
6
Atlético Madrid
20
9
3
8
31
24
30
7
Sevilla
20
9
2
9
30
32
29
8
Athletic Bilbao
19
9
2
8
29
31
29
9
Mallorca
20
8
3
9
23
25
27
10
Getafe
20
8
3
9
29
32
27
11
Real Sociedad
20
8
1
11
30
33
25
12
Hércules
19
6
4
9
22
28
22
13
Deportivo
20
5
6
8
15
27
21
14
Racing Santander
20
5
5
10
15
29
20
15
Sporting Gijón
20
4
7
9
18
27
19
16
Zaragoza
20
4
7
9
18
32
19
17
Osasuna
20
4
6
10
19
28
18
18
Almería
20
3
8
9
20
34
17
19
Málaga
20
5
2
13
27
45
17
20
Levante
20
4
3
13
20
34
15

Check out Barcelona Tickets for the remainder of the season by visiting our homepage.

Tags: , , ,

Categorised in: ,

1 Comment

  • cor o'brien says:

    hi david,myself and my wife were at the match on saturday night,some of the football played was beautiful to watch, racing santander never got going at all except for the last 3 mins of the 1st half,most teams going to the camp nou at just looking to contain barca and to get beaten 1 nil would be a “good” result for them.
    Away crowds are very dissapointing in spain,except maybe for city derbies,i know the size of the country does not help but surley the infastruture is good enough to get fans around,we’ve been to the v. Calderon in madrid as well for a match and not very many away fans turned up there either.
    We have been to many football matches in europe and i dont think the fans travel up and down their countries as much as the english do and even thats starting to ease off whether thru the recession or just thru the price of the tickets.
    Anyway,we had a great few days in barcelona (we’ve been many times,its our favourite city,kids and all!),we hope to return and gget another match in,our dream would be to get the whole family to the “el classico” in camp nou next year if we could afford it. hopefully we may win the lotto!
    Cheers, cor. (dublin)