After Barcelona secured the title of the Spanish Football League for the current season 2022-2023, there are still many incentives for the team in the remaining matches.
And the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” (mundodeportivo) stated that the club and its players want to end the season with the largest point difference between the champion and his runner-up, in addition to breaking some records related to the “Zamora” and “Bichichi” awards, presented for the best goalkeeper and best scorer, respectively, in addition to to other achievements.
On the collective level, Barcelona won the league title by 14 points from its arch-rivals Real Madrid, and the “Blaugrana” is now seeking to widen this difference with 4 matches remaining at the end of the season (Real Sociedad, Valladolid, Real Mallorca, Celta Vigo).
The previous record reaches a difference of 15 points, which was held by Barcelona during the reign of the late coach Tito Vilanova in the 2012-2013 season, and on that day the team collected 100 points.
In addition, Barcelona can surpass the record for the number of victories recorded away from home in one season, as the team previously achieved 14 external victories in the seasons 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.
Until this moment, Barcelona managed to win 13 matches, and in order to achieve this, there is no room for error against the Catalan team, with two matches remaining from the “Camp Nou”, the stronghold of the Blaugrana.
Barcelona will visit Valladolid in the 36th round at the “Neuvo José Zurriela” stadium, before the season ends at the “Balaidos” stadium of Celta Vigo.
As for the third and final collective challenge, it is to finish the season without any loss on the ground and in front of its fans in its matches against Real Sociedad and Real Mallorca, which happened before during the era of Pep Guardiola in the 2009-2010 season, and Villanova 2012-2013.
On the individual level, German Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Barcelona goalkeeper, aspires to be the best goalkeeper in the history of the Spanish League, winning the Zamora Award in terms of the lowest rate of receiving goals.
Ter Stegen scored 13 goals in 34 matches, which means that he accepted a rate of 0.38 goals per match, which makes him close to the best rate of receiving goals in the history of the “La Liga”.
Paco Llano, the former goalkeeper of Deportivo La Coruña, and Jan Oblak, the current goalkeeper of Atletico Madrid, are considered the two best goalkeepers in the history of the Spanish League to win the award with the best goal reception rate, and they did so in the 1993-1994 and 2015-2016 seasons, respectively, with an average of 0.47 goals per match. the one.
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona striker, is close to winning the top scorer award, with 21 goals, 4 goals ahead of Frenchman Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker.
Lewandowski can outperform the “phenomenon” Ronaldo Nazario, the former Barcelona striker, as the Pole has scored 31 goals so far, compared to 34 for the Brazilian in their first season with the Catalan team, which means that Leva needs to score 4 goals in the remaining matches.