Valverde equals Pep as Barca match their best-ever Liga run

Valverde equals Pep as Barca match their best-ever Liga run

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Eibar 0 – Barcelona 2: Suarez and Alba seal all 3 points against 10 men.

Barcelona were made to fight at 10-man Eibar, where Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba scored the goals and Fabian Orellana was sent off.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde matched a record set by Pep Guardiola at the Catalan club as they extended their unbeaten Liga run on Saturday at Eibar’s expense.

Goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba saw Barca past the hosts in a 2-0 victory, although the table-toppers were made to work hard throughout by their opponents.

That win puts the Blaugrana 10 points clear of second-placed Atletico, who will have the chance to restore the gap to seven on Sunday away to Athletic.

It also means that Barcelona are now 31 games unbeaten in the top flight, a mark they have achieved just once before in their history. One must look back to 2011 to find the last time the club achieved such a feat, under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola.

That season saw Guardiola lift both the Liga and Champions League titles, missing out on the treble due to Copa del Rey final defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

FC Barcelona will take on Chelsea FC in UEFA Champions League last-16 clash in London on Tuesday.

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