Another week, another record broken; FC Barcelona has now set a new record for most consecutive wins in La Liga, 16. Pep Guardiola’s squad has bettered the record set by Alfredo Di Stefano’s Real Madrid team from the 1960/61 campaign that was thought to be unattainable. Atletico Madrid, FC Barcelona’s perceived boogeyman team, were the rather unfortunate side to become a footnote in Barca’s record-breaking run. Next week the Blaugrana have the opportunity to further improve this impressive record.
While FC Barcelona has always been associated with stylish and eye-candy attacking football, the team doesn’t receive the plaudits it deserves for having one of the best defenses in Europe. Barca currently has the best attack and defensive record in all of Europe’s major Leagues. Records are bound to be broken eventually but this Barca squad is setting new standards in their quest for silverware.
Their eternal rivals, Real Madrid, have no more room for mistakes according to Merengue Xabi Alonso. As they edge closer to a third consecutive La Liga crown the Blaugrana, little by little, are on track to equal or better the records set by the Spanish capital club. Nevertheless, the Galaticos 2.0 will not surrender without a fight, especially with Jose Mourinho in charge. In April however, Spain’s two most successful clubs will face each other in the final of the Copa del Rey.
It is a wonderful time being a Culé right now, especially when former Real Madrid figures/players/officials are praising FC Barcelona. Among these, former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon who claimed: “I do not remember seeing such a complete team. Barca have opted for this model since the arrival of [Johan] Cruyff.”But the plaudits don’t stop there; ex-Real Madrid striker Ivan Zamorno even goes as far as and declares “Barcelona is a team that does not forgive. All the major teams suffer ups and downs, and what is happening to Real Madrid is due to an imbalance of the whole team. We all thought it would be a great because of the strength showed at the start of the season, until the defeat to Barcelona.”
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