La Liga

14 points from 10 games - Barcelona's worst league start in over 30 years

Just four wins from their opening 10 matches means the Catalan giants are well off the pace in La Liga

11:22am on Sunday 6th December 2020
Paul Macdonald

Barcelona have made their worst start to a La Liga season since the 1987/88 campaign.

Ronald Koeman's side have just 14 points from 10 matches, having recorded just four wins in the league so far.

They have been defeated by Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Getafe and Cadiz, while held to draws by Sevilla and Alaves.

Koeman's side lost 2-1 at Cadiz on Saturday evening as veteran striker Alvaro Negredo scored the winner just after the hour mark.

Their 14-point haul means they are already 12 points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.

It is Barca's worst start for 33 years - when two points were still awarded for a win. If we were to apply three points for a win from that 1987-88 season then the Blaugrana would have had 13 points after 10 games.

Koeman is now already under huge pressure ahead of the Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday, with a win needed to boost the team's fragile confidence.

Barcelona currently find themselves a huge 12 points behind league leaders Real Sociedad, though they do have two games in hand. But they have a massive deficit to make up if they are to be among the challengers not only for the league title, but for the Champions League positions.


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