Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Barca smashes win streak record
February 6th, 2011 9:19PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  spain

MOST COMMENTED

[SPAIN] Barcelona broke a 50-year-old La Liga record held by Alfredo Di Stefano's Real Madrid when it beat Atletico Madrid, 3-0, on Lionel Messi's hat trick for its 16th straight win.

“It is an honor for this team to have surpassed a record that had stood for so long,” Messi said.

With 20 wins and 61 points and 70 goals scored and 11 goals allowed in 22 games, Barca is on course to break records for most wins, points and goals and fewest goals allowed.

“We would not be who we are without Messi on our team,” Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola said. “To be a great team you need to have a standout player.”

Messi has scored 21 goals in the 16 wins and leagues La Liga with 24 goals. He has scored 40 goals in 33 games in all competitions this season.

“Messi is the best player I have ever seen,” Atletico coach Quique Sanchez Flores said. “He is the Di Stefano of the 21st century.”



0 comments
  1. David Huff
    commented on: February 7, 2011 at 12:36 p.m.
    What a very special team and organization, as a fan it needs to be enjoyed as long as it can last. Viva los futboleros de Barca!


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Steve Cherundolo named Hannover 96 assistant coach     
Former U.S. national team defender Steve Cherundolo has been named assistant coach of Bundesliga club Hannover ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women convene in Florida     
Twenty-four college players have been called into to a U.S. U-23 women's national team camp in ...
MLS attendance takes big jump    
MLS average attendance is on course to smash the league record set last year and top ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"There are a lot of ways of finding out when training is. And it is not ...
Video Pick: Obafemi Martins golazo leads best of MLS    
NYC's Mehdi Ballouchy, Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, Columbus' Federico Higuain, and Seattle's Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls cling to top spot    
The Red Bulls remained unbeaten and atop Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings by beating San Jose, ...
Jordan Morris returns for USA-Mexico, Act 2    
Coach Andi Herzog has named a 20-man roster for the U.S. U-23 men's national team's friendly ...
MLS: National Team Watch    
Five of the nine MLS players with U.S. U-20 eligibility who played in Week 7 were ...
Week 7: *Three goals you must watch    
*It was impossible to stop at three. There is no doubt about this week's top goal, ...
Video Pick: A world-class goal from Welshman     
One of the weekend's top glazes was in the Welsh league: A flying volley by Prestatyn's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives