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Barça go 31 LaLiga games unbeaten to tie club record

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Barça go 31 LaLiga games unbeaten to tie club record

Barca go 31 LaLiga games unbeaten to tie club record

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Goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba at Eibar saw Barcelona equal a club-record unbeaten run and placed them one shy of LaLiga's record.

Barcelona equalled a club record with their 2-0 win at Eibar on Saturday.

Back-to-back LaLiga draws against Espanyol and Getafe have seen the leaders falter over recent weeks but goals by Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba saw off a robust challenge from Eibar, who had Fabian Orellana sent off midway through the second half.

Alba of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and FC Barcelona at Ipurua

In a run going back to last season, FC Barcelona are now 31 games unbeaten in Spain's top flight – a streak to match the club-best run established by Pep Guardiola's domestic and European champions in 2010-11.

Ernesto Valverde's men can set a new record when they host neighbours Girona next weekend, on the other side of an eagerly anticipated Champions League showdown with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Avoiding defeat in the all-Catalan clash would also equal Real Sociedad's all-time LaLiga record of 32 games unbeaten, which dates back to the 1979-80 campaign.

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