Xavi has managed to catch up to Zinedine Zidane’s unbeaten La Liga record

With the win, Xavi equaled Zinedine Zidane’s 17-match unbeaten record set in 2016.

Barcelona got off to a slow start, failing to score despite mostly possession of the ball in the first 45 minutes.

Frenkie de Jong opened the game for Barca, scoring in the 55th minute, and Lewandowski scored ten minutes later to double their lead. The game was suspended for 20 minutes due to an emergency in the stands.

After the players left the dressing room after the break, Barça upped the ante by ruining the home side’s composure in the 85th minute when Ansu Fati made it 3-0 in the penalty area.

Ousmane Dembele’s powerful shot in extra time extended Barca’s lead.

Zinedine Zidane’s outstanding record taken down by Xavi

Xavi Hernández equals the record of 17 games unbeaten since taking over as Barcelona manager. The legendary midfielder took charge as Barcelona’s new manager following Ronald Koeman’s dismissal around last November.

And since a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Villarreal on 27 October 2021, the Catalan club has not suffered a home defeat with 12 wins and five draws.

As reported by the official website of Barcelona, Blaugrana equaled the record for unbeaten games with a 4-0 win over Cadiz at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on Saturday.

The win saw Xavi go undefeated in La Liga, with a record of 17 matches. This was only held by Zinedine Zidane, who got off to a great start in his first spell at Real Madrid in 2016.

The last time Barcelona escaped a defeat against Cadiz was on 29 April 2006, when former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho scored to win 1–0.

Until Saturday’s game, Cádiz was undefeated against Barcelona, securing two wins and two draws in four matches.

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