Updated 04:00 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 22, 2021

FC Barcelona Unbeaten in 28 Consecutive Matches, Ties Franchise Record

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Jordi Alba's left cross that ricocheted off a Levante defender's leg before finding the back of the net perfectly summarizes FC Barcelona's spectacular 2015-2016 La Liga campaign. Alba's shot and Luis Suarez's breakaway goal in extra time against Levante on Sunday helped Barca claim its 28th consecutive win and tie a franchise record.

According to the official FC Barcelona website, the club's recent achievement matches La Liga's all-time record posted by the Pep Guardiola-managed team of 2010-2011. Barca's current winning streak includes 23 victories and five draws.

Despite the incredible feat, Luis Enrique told his boys not to get complacent and distracted by records. He shared on the club's website that he cherishes every achievement that Barca incurs, but the team's priority is in winning trophies -- not beating records.

"I am interested in collective objectives, it's nice to reach 100 games but there is still a long way to go. We are well placed in all competitions," said Enrique. "These kinds of statistics are fine and if they help to win trophies then perfect."

Winning has come easy for Luis Enrique and the Camp Nou side. Before the Levante match, Barca had won 79 of its last 99 matches with Enrique at the helm. As of the moment, it can be argued that the 45-year old Spaniard is the best coach in Europe with a win rate of 80 percent. Goal reported that Enrique's efficiency far surpassed Guardiola, Mourinho and Ancelotti, who have a win rate of 71, 73 and 74 percent, respectively.

Enrique is also one win away from beating Guardiola's La Liga win streak record of 28 matches. Barca could make history on Wednesday when they face Valencia at Mestalla Stadium in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-finals match-up.

Stuff.com pointed out that Guardiola's squad won the league champion in 2011 by outpacing Real Madrid by four crucial points. It later bagged the UEFA Champions League title with a 3-1 win against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.

Prior to the 2011 squad, the last Barcelona team to post such a dominating record was the 1973-1974 team captained by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff and managed by Rinus Michels. That squad went unbeaten for 27 consecutive games.

The 2-0 victory at Ciutat de Valencia over the weekend lifted the Catalan side all the way to the top of the La Liga standings. Per the latest stat sheet from Sky Sports, Barca has incurred 54 points while nearest rival Atletico Madrid is trailing by just three points. Real Madrid has 50 points while Villarreal and Sevilla have 45 and 37 points, respectively.

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