Barcelona Femení become the first team to win 50 consecutive league games



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Barcelona Femení made history by becoming the first football team to win 50 consecutive league games.

He pulled off an unprecedented feat in Wednesday’s 7-0 win over Levante Las Planas at the Estadi Johan Cruyff – the team are still unbeaten at their home stadium since it opened in 2019.

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala scored a hat-trick, Ana-Maria Crnogorčević scored twice while Vicky López and Mariona Caldentey each scored in the second half as Barcelona celebrated a resounding victory.

The Catalan club’s dominance dates back to June 2021 when they lost 4-3 away to Atlético Madrid.

Since then, the team have scored 247 goals – that’s an average of just under five per game – and conceded just 19.

Under head coach Jonatan Giráldez, Barcelona won every league game last season and are currently unbeaten in their last campaign – four points clear at the top of the table after playing two games in league.

Despite their brilliant league form, Barcelona lost in the women’s Champions League this season.

It was easily beaten 3-1 by German club Bayern Munich in December in the group stage, but the defeat hasn’t affected the league’s form in the new year.

The team’s free-flowing football and diversity of talent has attracted record-breaking attendances.

History was made in March 2022 when 91,553 fans flocked to the Camp Nou – the largest football stadium in Europe – to watch the second leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The attendance was the highest ever seen at a women’s game and Barcelona certainly made the most of home support with a 5-2 win over their rivals Madrid.

Barcelona are currently in a dispute with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over the use of an apparently ineligible player for this season’s Copa de la Reina.

They are reportedly at risk of being banned from the tournament but say they will appeal the decision.

“FC Barcelona announce that the club will continue to fight for the rights of the women’s team after they were sanctioned by the Competitions Committee for setting up an ineligible line-up, with an appeal due in due course,” the club said in a statement.

“Should the sanction not be lifted on appeal, FC Barcelona will take all possible measures as it is assumed that the line-up in this case is not eligible to play for technical reasons.”

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