JAKARTA – Barcelona’s away performance in La Liga since Xavi Hernandez took over the head coach position is very good.
With a big win over Cadiz on Saturday, they have now had 17 away games in a row without losing in the league.
The Blaugrana have won 12 games and drawn five times.
Based on data from Marca, Monday, it was a figure that matched the start of Zinedine Zidane’s 2016 coach at Real Madrid. The French coach took control of the team in mid-season, in January.
Since then, he has not lost a single of his first 17 away games in domestic competition. It was a spectacular start for a team that had struggled with Rafa Benítez on the bench.
In total, Zidane’s team won 13 times and drew four times from that match, a record very similar to Xavi’s with Barcelona.
Madrid lost their 18th away game at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan against Sevilla. They lost 1-2 in the last minute of the game.
Xavi could beat Zidane’s record if he wins his next game at Mallorca. The match will be played after the international break.
On paper, the Blaugrana are a strong favorite to claim three points. At least, that’s what statistics say, because Barcelona have won the last six games they played in Son Moix in La Liga.