Valverde aiming for 38th game without defeat

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is targeting a record-equaling 38th game unbeaten against the lowly Leganes on Saturday’s La Liga gameThe last time the Spanish league leaders lost in La Liga came in their 2-0 defeat against Malaga on 8 April 2017 and the Catalan giants will now the opportunity of equaling Real Soceidad’s 38 year-old unbeaten record against Leganes this weekend.Barcelona are looking to set to win the league title this season with a comfortable nine point lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid at the top of the standings and could very extend that advantage due to the Madrid derby that Diego Simeone’s side will have against local rivals Real Madrid.Valverde has enjoyed a superb first season in charge at the Nou Camp and has also guided Barcelona to the final of the Copa del Rey and they recently won their first leg against AS Roma 4-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League with the Catalan side also boasting an unbeaten run  in the competition.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“All I care about is that the team keeps on winning,” said midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to The News.“We are still winning and we are growing in every game. Right now we are at the most exciting stage of the season but also the toughest part.”Barcelona are also looking likely to become the first team in the history of La Liga to go an entire season unbeaten with the club having no tricky away trips against any of the top sides in their remaining eight matches.The closest any team has come to having an unbeaten season in La Liga was Sociedad in 1980, who lost the penultimate game against Sevilla and consequentially cost them the league title to Real.last_img

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