May 22, 2022

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The next challenge for Xavi in ​​the League

The next challenge for Xavi in ​​the League

To find out the last time Barcelona scored four consecutive victories in La Liga, you have to go back to last season. Ronald Koeman’s team led by superstar Leo Messi was able to achieve six consecutive victories – Elche (3-0), Seville (0-2), Osasuna (0-2), Huesca (4-1), Real Sociedad. (1-6) and Valladolid (1-0) -, to extend the streak for more than a month and a half: from February 24 to April 5, 2021. In the 30th round, it was shortened, namely in the Clasico against Real Madrid, where the Blaugrana team ended in a loss 2- 1 in Valdebebas.

Which is that FC Barcelona could not add more than three consecutive victories last year. This Sunday, against Osasuna at the Camp Nou, Xavi’s team has a unique opportunity to confirm the good dynamics in LaLiga, adding their fourth win. After beating Valencia (1-4), Athletic (4-0) and Elche (1-2)., Xavi’s men have the possibility of adding a new victory, which would also benefit in reclaiming third place, currently in the hands of Atletico after their 2-1 victory over Cadiz, and feeds the aspirations of climbing to second place in the table, in the hands. Seville.

If they can beat Osasuna, Barcelona will face a new and formidable challenge: The next day he visited the Santiago Bernabéu to play against Real Madrid. There is no doubt that a victory over the main contender will not only mean an overdose of confidence for Xavi’s project, but it will also confirm that the Spanish League is not fully settled yet.

This hypothetical win would make Xavi’s team’s number of consecutive wins to five. It is still very far from the absolute record, held by Pep Guardiola, Barcelona, ​​who in the 2010/11 season was able to achieve 16 consecutive wins in the championship, a real milestone that no one has yet been able to meet, at least in the same campaign.