Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández in his stage like players of the Barça


Xavi: The master and gentleman of the derbis will go back to the film, but from the bench

Published:16/11/2021 - 21:47h

Updated:16/11/2021 - 21:48h

Xavi Hernández has the maximum mark of parties contested with the FC Barcelona against the Espanyol (36), to which it is necessary to add the ones of the basic football

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From the 11 years that Oriol Tort him fichó by the FC Barcelona, the derbis always have been very special for Xavi Hernández. It contested a lot of of them, and the destination has wanted that it was precisely the Espanyol his first rival like new technician of the first Barcelona team, what adds even more inducements to his première.

Surely, Xavi will live the commitment as it did it on the terrain of game, with passion and the rivalry on the surface, but also with the necessary coolness to look for the moment of the most precise pass. To the egarense seat him well the derbis, and like this has showed it from his arrival to the club.

In the first team culé, Xavi contested 36 derbis in front of the Espanyol, being the Barcelona footballer that more times has confronted to the blanquiazules, by on even of Lionel Messi, that remained in 35. Like this then , the new technician of the Barcelona has the absolute record.

Of them, just the half (18) have had the Camp Nou like stage and the balance is very favourable to the Barça: 14 victories, 3 ties and 1 defeat, the one of the 'Delapeñazo', the most bitter moment in a derbi, only surpassed by the 'Tamudazo'. Xavi was protagonist in many of these derbis, until turning into one of those footballers that more had 'crossed' the fans blanquiazul. Chapters like the one of the controversial penalti of Raúl Baena helped to 'avivar' the flame.

Undoubtedly, as good canterano, Xavi motivated especially when it measured to the rival maximum to level cuidadano. It marked six goals in 36 during the derbis, a figure above his average, and the same with the assistances, as it signed eight, the half of them in derbis of the Camp Nou.

The rival to the that more goleó

In his 767 official parties like footballer of the first Barcelona team, Xavi Hernández marked him goals to 57 distinct teams. And of all they, the one who more suffered it in his meats was the Espanyol. It marked six so much to the blanquiazules along 36 parties, four of them in the field culé. By behind it is the Real Madrid, with a balance of five targets in 42 meetings, another rival against which the one of Terrassa motivated of special way.

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