Barca set new La Liga record after 39 games unbeaten

Ruben Hill
April 14, 2018

Barcelona responded to their shock Champions League elimination to AS Roma by beating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday in a subdued atmosphere at the Camp Nou, setting a La Liga record run of 39 games unbeaten and taking them ever closer to another title.

After a humiliating exit at the hands of AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League, league leaders FC Barcelona will look to keep its unbeaten streak in the league as it faces a resilient Valencia side.

With its hopes from a rare treble dashed in Italy, Ernesto Valverde's side stayed well on course for a domestic double after dealing third-place Valencia its first loss in 10 rounds.

Daniel Parejo pulled a goal for the visitors from the penalty spot in the closing moments, but that couldn't stop Barca sealing a win that stretches their lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table to 14 points.

Valencia coach Marcelino is wary of a backlash against Barcelona.

Barca, who are now six results from the first unbeaten 38-game La Liga season, only need seven more points to seal the Spanish title.

Valverde's side also still have to play Real Madrid again, too, with Zinedine Zidane's team due at Camp Nou on May 6. "They have nothing to lose and are a team that are having an excellent season".

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