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Valdes close on Miguel Reina record

by Staff Writer | Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdés has completed his eighth straight game without conceding a goal and is 37 minutes short of the outright club record currently held by Miguel Reina, who set the record in season 1972-73.

With the win over Mallorca, 5-0, Valdes has gone 787 minutes without being beaten, a statistic that confirms the excellent run of form of all the Barça defence.

Miguel Reina, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, holds the longest unbeaten run in a Barca shirt of 824 minutes.

That figure could be overtaken by next Tuesday against Viktoria Plzen in Prague in the Champions League if Valdés does not concede a goal in the first 37 minutes.

Valdes has been unbeaten in six league games (Atlético Madrid, Sporting, Racing, Sevilla, Granada and Mallorca) and two Champions League matches (Viktoria Plzen and Bate Borisov).

The Catalán keeper has not conceded a goal since the match that pitted the Blaugrana against Valencia in the Mestalla (2-2).  Pablo Hernandez, after 23 minutes in that game, was the last player to have beaten the goalkeeper.

The shot-stopper from Gavà has extended his unbeaten streak at the Camp Nou in the league, where he has already set a total of 813 minutes unbeaten, from round 29 of last season.

To complete the statistics, Valdes has now become the fifth highest player with competitive games under his belt for Barcelona, moving ahead of Guillermo Amor, with 422 matches played.



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