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Barcelona set to break club record to highlight work of Erne

Postby thanloeuth » 2018-02-23 15:54

Barcelona's head coach Ernesto Valverde will oversee history beer777 if his side avoid defeat against Girona on Saturday. Andy Rain / EPA
Barcelona aim to break their own Primera Liga record when they entertain fellow Catalans Girona on Saturday evening.
Ernesto Valverde’s side extended their unbeaten league streak to 31 games with Saturday’s 2-0 win at Eibar, equalling the run of Pep Guardiola’s side in the 2010-11 season.
Then, perhaps the greatest ever Barca team were undefeated from game three of the league fixtures to game 33, winning 27 and drawing four. That side took the league with ease and they won the Uefa Champions League too.
Barca players and aficionados still rate their victory over Manchester United in the Wembley Stadium final as their peak performance.
That unbeaten league run came in a single season, but this is the work of two managers. Luis Enrique, whose side won their final seven league games of last season but who still finished second to Real Madrid, started it.

Enrique is currently enjoying life away from football in his home by the beach south of Barcelona. He is a keen sportsman who is especially into cycling.beer777

He is not actively seeking to coach at any clubs – but he will listen to offers and has been strongly linked with Chelsea for next season. He is also continuing to have English lessons and can now speak it.

Enrique’s replacement Ernesto Valverde walked into a divided club who were unable to stop Neymar leaving. Barca’s transfer policy was criticised, the club president was under fire while all the time Real Madrid were winning everything – including the Spanish Super Cup when they defeated Barça home and away.

But Valverde got things right in the league from the very start. He was helped by the fixture list which kept his team free from Spain’s best sides and a top eight club until the eighth game.

But Barca beat what they had in front of them, while Madrid did not. The Catalans opened up a lead which became improbable for Real Madrid to close after Barca defeated them in December’s Bernabeu more click here beer777
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