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The historical precedent that supports Xavi's candidacy for the Barça title

Published:28/02/2023 - 15:21h

Updated:28/02/2023 - 15:21h

The records of LaLiga leave on the table the data that would be crowning Barça as the new league champion. Over the years, no team has missed a seven-point lead on Matchday 23

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The FC Barcelona keeps an advantage of seven points with regard to the Real Madrid in the career by the title of LaLiga. However, the historical registers of the competition leave like clear favourite to the Barcelona for what subtracts of the championship. In fact, since the season 1995/96 established the system of three points by victory, any team has left to escape the title when it possesses seven or more units of difference with regard to the second classified in the day 23.

To 15 dates so that the domestic tournament go down his curtain, the Barça left to go the opportunity to put to 10 points of the group merengue when falling 1-0 in front of the UD Almería in the Power Horse Stadium. By his part, the whites did not happen of the tie in front of the Athletic of Madrid, although it served for recortar the distance in a point after the defeat culé.

So much Real Madrid (1996/97, 2007/08 and 2011/12), as Athletic (1995/96 and 2020/21) and Barcelona (2008/09, 2012/13 and 2017/18) have had an equal or greater advantage to the seven points in the date 23. In each one of these seasons, the leader of the competition during this day finished topping like champion of League at the end of the campaign.

Added to this, from the 1995/96 solo in two of the thirteen opportunities in which they finish the date 23 like leaders of LaLiga the Barça did not consecrate champion. These sucedieron in the season 2006/07 and 2013/14. In the first were equalised to 46 points with the Seville and the Real Madrid did with the title with 76 units. The second occurred when they added 57 points to the equal that the merengues but at the end would be the Athletic the one who would consecrate champion after the tie (1-1) in the Camp Nou.

In all the other opportunities the Barcelona finished celebrating the title when being leaders in the date 23:

  • 1997/98 (+4 points of advantage)
  • 1998/99 (+3)
  • 2004/05 (+4)
  • 2005/06 (+6)
  • 2008/09 (+10)
  • 2009/10 (+2)
  • 2010/11 (+5)
  • 2012/13 (+12)
  • 2015/16 (+6)
  • 2017/18 (+7)
  • 2018/19 (+6)

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