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AGAINST VILLARREAL

Xavi's Barça, with the aim of extending a historic streak in the League

Published:27/11/2021 - 00:35h

Updated:27/11/2021 - 07:28h

The La Cerámica stadium will be the setting in which FC Barcelona, led by Xavi Hernández, will seek to extend a historic streak without losing against Villarreal

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This Saturday returns LaLiga and the FC Barcelona will confront a party with a lot of importance, against the Villarreal, in the fifteenth day of the championship, in which the only option is to win. To be like this, for the first time in the season, the Barcelona picture would register two consecutive parties with victory, remembering the triumph in front of the Espanyol the past weekend (1-0). As it has signalled Xavi Hernández, would be a "turning point" and the confirmation that the changes are arising the effect wished.

For the party, the Barça has to be able to keep the pressure the ninety minutes, because it is very common that the team initiate well, but go 'desinflando' with the happen of the time. The concrentraráción will be key, also, because the 'groguets' have resources with what do him a lot of damage to the Barcelona in the offensive. However, although the panorama always goes to be complicated, the Barça has to return home with the three points.

The importance of the party is maximum, but the history and the statistical smile him to the one hundred by one hundred to the Barça. And it is that the Villarreal has not won in his last 24 parties against the FC Barcelona in LaLiga, registering six ties and 18 defeats. It is, in fact, his longer series without being able to win to a same rival in the domestic championship. On the other hand, andl stadium of The Ceramic is the stadium in which more times the Barça has played without losing. They are twelve the parties invictos, with eight victories and four ties.

To find the last defeat of the Barça in the house of the 'groguets' it is necessary to trace back until the month of October of 2007, when the venues imposed by 3-1, with a goal of Santi Carzola and doublet of Senna. Likewise, the last victory of the Villarral in front of the Barcelona, of general way, went in March of 2008, after imposing 1-2 in the Camp Nou. In that opportunity, Marcos Senna and Tomasson marked for the 'yellow submarine', whereas Xavi annotated the so much of the culés.

The Barça, the 'kriptonita' of Emery

To the trainer of the Villarreal, Unai Emery, neither has gone him very well against the Barça. And it is that only it has won 5,3% of the parties that has 'contested' from the bench against the Barcelona picture in League. In total have been 19, with a victory (2015, with the Seville by 2-1), five ties and 13 defeats. It is, in definite, his lower percentage in front of a same rival to the that have confronted at least in five opportunities.

No only it has suffered in the championship suspender belt, it is necessary to stand out. In 2016 it lost the final of the Glass of Rey, with the Seville, and was protagonist in the traced back historical of the FC Barcelona against the PSG in the Champions League 2016-2017. In that opportunity, his team had won 4-0 in the gone of the eighth of final and the culés traced back 6-1. An eliminatory for the history that, surely, lives in the memory of the trainer of Fuenterrabía.

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