Barça started the season well in LaLiga and after six wins in a row, they are already the league leaders. They have the same points (19) as Real Madrid. The previous match could not have been more productive since the victory achieved in Son Moix (0-1) on Saturday thanks to Lewandowski’s goal was joined on Sunday by Real Madrid’s unexpected draw at home against Osasuna (0-0), that allowed the azulgrana to rise to first place.
At the top of the table, Xavi Hernández’s team will now seek to continue with their great league streak adding to the seven consecutive victories. This Sunday Barça will host Celta at the Camp Nou, after winning in Anoeta (1-4), against Valladolid (4-0), at Pizjuán (0-3), in Cádiz (0-4), against Elche (3-0) and in Mallorca (0-1). If they will win this game, Barça, with Ter Stegen (534 minutes unbeaten) and Lewandowski (6 gamesin a row scoring) as the main protagonists, not only would they ensure that they would reach the Bernabéu Clásico at least tied on points with the white team. But it would also match Xavi’s best win streak in the league.
The last streak
Between February and April of last season, Barça showed its best dynamics, achieving seven league victories in a row. That streak allowed Barça to climb from fourth place to second and even dream of the title, coming to place 12 points behind Madrid with one game less: 1-4 in Mestalla; 4-0 against Athletic; 1-2 in Elche; 4-0 against Osasuna; 0-4 at the Bernabeu; 1-0 against Sevilla and 2-3 at the Ciutat de València. The game that broke the streak was against the Cadiz (0-1)just four days after the debacle also in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-3). Xavi’s players were still in a shock with the embarrassing episode of the invasion of German supporters at the Camp Nou.
6 wins in a row
1 Round 2: Real Sociedad-Barça (1-4) Lewandowski (2), Dembélé, Ansu Fati
2 Round 3: Barça-Valladolid (4-0) Lewandowski (2), Pedri, S.Roberto
3 Round 4: Sevilla-Barça (0-3) Raphinha, Lewandowski, Eric Garcia
4 Round 5: Cádiz-Barça (0-4) F. de Jong, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Dembélé
5 Round 6: Barça-Elche (3-0) Lewandowski (2), Memphis
6 Round 7: Mallorca-Barça (0-1) Lewandowski