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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

'Invictus Barcelona'

Barcelona have closed the first round of LaLiga in a spectacular way. First of all because of the demonstration of power they gave in Anoeta, coming back from two goals down against Real Sociedad.
But, above all, by the numbers that Valverde's team are consistently posting.
As of this Sunday, they are the only undefeated team that remains in the big European leagues.
Only Guardiola's Manchester City were similarly unbeaten but a poor afternoon at Anfield left the Catalans out on their own.
Barcelona this season are practically immaculate.
In the league, they've drawn just three matches; Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Celta, the rest are all victories.
In Europe too, the Blaugrana have been rampant with four wins and two draws against Olympiacos and Juventus.
The win on Sunday takes the team to 29 games since they last tasted defeat, meaning that Valverde has beaten Guardiola's record of 28, and now has Luis Enrique's all time record of 39 unbeaten in his sights.
After the defeat in the Supercopa de Espana, nobody could've envisaged a trajectory of this calibre. Valverde has been going about his business in silence, placing great defensive security upon the group.
He has reorganised an anarchic team, joining the lines and recovering pressure on the rival.
The result is that it takes a lot to score, but with Leo Messi's free role, one is never too far away.
Another merit of the coach has been to keep Luis Suarez motivated, even though in the first few months the Uruguayan seemed like another ordinary football player.
In recent weeks he has once again become the 'killer' to which we were accustomed.
A crack at another treble no longer scares the club because the team's form invites maximum optimism.
The League seems on track already, and what is being talked about now is the projection of points that can be obtained.
If they continue in the same vain, Barcelona will reach 102, beating the historical record of the competition.