The Catalan membership have drawn complaint from some quarters for no longer being as thrilling to observe as in contemporary seasons.
But something this is positive is that Lionel Messi and co are extra defensively protected.
In reality Barcelona are essentially the most cast that they’ve been on the again in 17 years.
Once once more Ernesto Valverde’s aspect saved a blank sheet away to Sporting CP, with Ter Stegen making a lot of cast saves in target.
Since the Supercopa de Espana Barca have conceded simply two targets in 8 video games, without any coming within the Champions League.
Gaku Shibasaki’s wonder-goal for Getafe and a strike by means of Sergi Enrich on the Nou Camp in truth are the one instances that the Barcelona defence has been breached this season.
You’d haver to to return to the 2001-02 season to search out identical statistics, and witness a Barcelona team that was once not at all as respected as the present incarnation.
Carles Rexach was once the trainer on the time, whilst five’6” Argentine Javier Saviola was once the big name striker of their ranks.
Defenders in that aspect incorporated the mythical Carlos Puyol, Frank de Boer, Philippe Christanval and Francesco Coco.
They made up a defensive unit that still conceded simply two targets from the primary 8 video games.
Valverde seems to have restored solidity on the again to a team that crucially additionally has a large number of high quality going ahead.
Barcelona these days best La Liga with a 100 in keeping with cent record from their six video games and a target distinction of plus 18.
Las Palmas are the following guests to the Nou Camp on Saturday (15:15).