01 March 2012

Sporting cursed at the Camp Nou

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.

Sporting Gijon, Barca's next opponents at the Camp Nou, have very negative dynamics away at Barça in the League. Of the 40 games they have played there, only once have they emerged victorious, and that was a long time ago, in the1986/87 season, when they won well (4-0). Since then, the balance between the Catalan and the Asturian sides at the Camp Nou is 14 wins for Barça, and just one draw.

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)