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Barcelona Making Strong Case For Best Side Ever

suarez-neymar-messiBarcelona’s victory in Eibar on Sunday sees them move one step closer towards breaking four records that would confirm Luis Enrique’s side as the best side ever in both Spanish and European football history. These are the records that Barca are chasing this season.

Back To Back Trebles
With an 8 point lead at the top of La Liga and a place in the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla already booked, Barcelona are on track for an unprecedented back-to-back treble.

Just seven teams have won an the domestic league, domestic cup and European Cup treble. Celtic, Ajax, PSV, Manchester United, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. However, the Catalans have a chance in the next three months to confirm that they are the best side in football history by becoming the first side to win the ‘double-triple’.

Even winning the domestic double back-to-back is record breaking stuff. Only two sides have won the Spanish league and cup double in back-to-back campaigns – none in over half a century.

Consecutive games without a loss in all competitions
Barcelona established a new record for the most games unbeaten, now standing at 36, by a Spanish club, eclipsing Real Madrid – who had held the record since 1989.

Now, the Blaugranas will need an additional push if they want to destroy the longest unbeaten run in top-tier European football, set by Juventus between May 2011 and May 2012. They went 43 games without defeat, whereas Nottingham Forest hold the English football record with 40 games unbeaten between 1977 and 1978. Barcelona are seven just games behind Juve’s record.

Points and goals in one single La Liga season
The record for most points and goals in a season was set by Jose Mourinho’s 2011-12 Real Madrid side which swashbuckled their way to the title, scoring 121 goals on the way to a record breaking 100 points.

If Barcelona manage to win their 10 remaining games, they will win the league with 102 points. However, they would need at least 43 goals to remove Mourinho from the history books.

Of all the records on the horizon for Barca, this seems the most difficult, but it is not unreachable – especially if Neymar, Messi and Suarez stay healthy.

The chase to 121 goals would be easier if Barca could score from the penalty spot. Luis Enrique’s side have missed a remarkably seven penalties in La Liga season this season.