- Barcelona have become the team with the best defensive record in Spain after keeping another clean sheet against Cadiz
- Xavi Hernandez’s team has kept 17 clean sheets already this season to become the most solid team defensively in the country
- The Catalans have conceded just seven goals all season in Spain, with three of those goals in one match versus Real Madrid
Barcelona just keeps breaking records in La Liga this season.
The Catalans secured their 19th win in 22 matches after they strolled past Cadiz 2-0 to preserve their lead at the top of the table.
In doing so once again, Xavi’s men have now set the record of keeping the most clean sheets in La Liga this season after not conceding a goal against the Andalusians.
According to Football Espana, Barcelona has now kept 17 clean sheets in the 22 matches played so far, becoming the most defensively solid team in La Liga.
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It is the first time any side has achieved that number, beating Deportivo La Coruna’s 1993-94 record of 16 in that time with Arsenio Iglesias in goal.
Barcelona has conceded just seven goals in La Liga and will look to break the record of the least goals conceded in a season: 18, set by Deportivo La Coruna and Atletico Madrid in 2015/16.
Barcelona considering Xavi contract renewal
Barcelona are considering extending head coach, Xavi Hernandez's contract following the Spaniard’s impressive start to the 2022/23 campaign, Forbes reports.
The ex-player also broke a two-year club trophy drought by claiming the Spanish Super Cup final and is set to lead the Catalans to the La Liga title this campaign.
Xavi has one more year left on the contract he signed in the autumn of 2021, but the club’s board, led by president, Joan Laporta clearly intends on keeping him around.
Xavi reveals Barcelona’s main weakness
Sports Brief also reported on Barcelona manager, Xavi revealing he rotated his squad in the Catalans' victory over Cadiz, to prevent his players from getting fatigued.
The Spaniard opted to bring in six fresh faces with a host of second-half changes and Barcelona still ahead, to secure a 2-0 victory and extend their La Liga lead.
Xavi has now revealed the upcoming Europa League reverse fixture against Manchester United prompted him to make changes to keep his players fresh.