Barça aim to take the three points to sleep again as leader of LaLiga. They will look to put pressure on Read Madrid, that will face Osasuna on Sunday. Moreover, Barça also has other incentives tonight before vs Mallorca in Son Moix (9:00 p.m CET).
On the one hand, Xavi Hernandez aspires to surpass Zidane’s record from 2016 of 17 consecutive games without losing away from home in the league. Therfore, this record could be surpassed tonight if they finish the game at least in a draw. To date, of those 17 games away from home in LaLiga, Xavi he won 12 and drew five.
Ter Stegen, to continue the streak
On the other hand, Barça will try to confirm in Palma the defensive solidity that it exhibits in the League. Barça only conceded one goal in six games (1-4 against the Real in the second). The currebt run is four games in a row with a clean sheet: Valladolid (4-0), Seville (0-3), Cadiz (0-4) and Elche (3-0), to which we must add the opening 0-0 against Rayo.
It’s a challenge for Ter Stegen, who is only 55′ away from equaling his unbeaten record with Barça in the league and 56′ away from surpassing it. Moreover, with the premise that games are counted with 90′, without added time, he has gone 444′ without conceding since Isak’s goal in Anoeta (6′). His best record is 500′ in the 2019-20 season.
At Mallorca Stadium the German has a good record. He’s undefeated in his two visits: 0-4 in the 2019-20 and 0-1 in the 2021-22.