Barcelona Football Club is having a remarkable La Liga season under the guidance of Xavi Hernandez. With 18 matches played, the team is six points ahead of the second-placed team, Real Madrid, who played against Real Sociedad on Sunday and it ended in a draw.
This season, Barcelona’s performance has been outstanding in various aspects of the game. Robert Lewandowski, the club’s top scorer, has been in top form with 13 goals to his name, despite being suspended for the last three matches. In the team charts, Barcelona is second, just one goal behind Real Madrid.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Barcelona’s performance this season has been their defence. After 18 matches, they have only conceded six goals, three of which were during the El Clasico defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu. This means that the team has achieved 14 clean sheets so far.
Barcelona’s goalkeeper, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, has been instrumental in their defensive success. His performance this season is almost aligned with the record of Deportivo keeper Francisco Liano from the 1993/94 season, who conceded six goals after 19 matches. If Ter Stegen achieves a clean sheet against Real Betis on Wednesday, he will equal Liano’s record.
Liano conceded 18 goals that season, and Ter Stegen is on track to beat his record for the least number of goals conceded in a La Liga season. Despite this remarkable performance, the German is focused on winning the league trophy, rather than on personal records.
Barcelona is having a fantastic La Liga season, and the team’s outstanding performance in various aspects of the game, especially defence, has been a major factor in their success. With Robert Lewandowski’s top-notch form and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s sensational performance, the team is well-positioned to achieve its goal of winning the league trophy.