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From Koundé to Ter Stegen: Barça's defence, in historic numbers

Published:2/02/2023 - 15:10h

Updated:2/02/2023 - 19:00h

After an almost historic summer transfer market, many had in the script that FC Barcelona would improve considerably this season, although few surely imagined such a high-level defensive system.

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50 points and a defence of record. Like this it is as it has closed the FC Barcelona the first turn of LaLiga after defeating to the Betis this Wednesday in Benito Villamarín (1-2). The goal in own of Jules Koundé was the only that allowed that the team culé did not annotate another goal to zero, although these 7 goals fit in 19 parties is a figure to which very few clubs can have scope.

In fact, the own Barcelona club confirmed in his platforms that never before the Barça had played half League having fit only seven goals. In this sense, the best register up to now dated of the season 1986/87, when the Barça arrived to the half of the competition having fit eight. In this season, Terry Venables was the trainer and Andoni Zubizarreta the goalkeeper title.

Precisely the guardameta Basque has seen like his register is broken 36 years afterwards by Marc-André ter Stegen that simply seems insuperable. After a pair of seasons of heights and basses has recovered his best version and directs seriously to achieve his first Zamora since it arrived to LaLiga pertinent of the football of his country.

Although the culés could not equalise the best precedent of the Spanish football, of the Sportive of the Coruña of the season 1993/94 with only six goals against in all the first turn, the reality is that it projects a season of authentic record. All this if we add him the context that of these 7 goals, one has been against and other three were in a same party (Classical), earns even more value.

A competition complicated

If we look the main leagues of Europe, in the last two decades in the Premier League Chelsea of José Mourinho of the 04-05 finished with 15 goals fit in the 38 days. That team of the Portuguese had in common with the culés that lucia a defence with authentic 'bugs' as John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho or William Gallas.

Probably this also was a virtue of the Barça, that further of the big work of the technical body, the reality is that players like Araújo and Christensen seem insuperable from the physical and from his performance. If to this add him a Koundé that is a right side with the security of a central and a Balde that has decided that his first season in the first team was of anthology, the Barça can follow harvesting goals to zero.

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