Can Barca Go Undefeated In La Liga?
Barcelona have yet to suffer a defeat in la Liga and will complete half of their season’s fixtures this weekend. In 18 matches played, the Catalans have won a remarkable 14 matches and drawn the remaining four games. Barca have the best defensive record with a mere 10 goals conceded and have scored a league high 46 goals.
A quick glance shows Barca have really no glaring weaknesses and if there are any minor deficiencies then the talent of Lionel Messi, the class of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, the leadership of Carles Puyol and the contribution of the others will likely compensate for it. The club exited from the Copa del Rey after losing on aggregate to Sevilla (1-2 loss in the Camp Nou followed by a 1-0 win in Sevilla) but took revenge with a 4-0 hammering of the Sevillistas in la Liga.
The Catalans also lost once in the Champions League to Rubin Kazan so obviously they are not immune to dropping the occasional match but the question remains whether they can finish the league season without a defeat. If there are no major injuries (particularly to Messi) and everything goes as expected then it would not be shocking to see the club end the season without suffering a single defeat. It will also depend on whether the Coach Josep Guardiola rests some of his stars during the remaining fixtures of the season. It is quite difficult to accomplish such a feat but who can argue against the quality of this entertaining side?