Sporting Gijon have only won once in forty visits to the Camp Nou in the League. They’ve accumulated nine consecutive defeats at the Camp Nou.
In fact, Sporting have lost their last 9 games at Barcelona. The red and whites were relegated to the Second Division in 1998, and it took them eleven years to get back to the top flight. Since their last promotion, Barça have won 3-1 (2008/09), 3-0 (2009/10) and 1-0 (2010/11). Indeed, in the most recent precedent, the defending champions had to work hard to win the three points. A solitary goal from Villa decided the match. (via FCBarcelona.com)