FC Barcelona broke a new club record after salvaging a 1-1 draw with rivals Valencia in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday night.
The Catalan side has now gone 29 games without suffering defeat in all competitions, the longest run in the history of the club, winning 23 games and drawing just six.
The previous record was set by Guardiola’s Barca side in the 2010-11 season, his final season at the club, but Luis Enrique’s team drew level with the 28-match benchmark after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Levant
Striker Alvaro Negredo gave Valencia the lead in a breakaway before halftime, but Cameroon-born youngster Wilfrid Kaptoum, a member of Barcelona’s B team, equalized in the 84th, two minutes into his senior debut.
“Honestly, the record wasn’t our main goal,” Rakitic, who was the only senior player in the team said.
“We are happy, but the most important thing is to win titles at the end of the season. We would all exchange the record for titles.”
During Barcelona’s incredible unbeaten run, it has reached the final of the domestic cup, progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League and moved to the top of the Liga table – Luis Enrique’s side has scored 87 goals this season, and conceding just 15, with Luis Suarez (30), Lionel Messi(18) and Neymar (17), scoring 75% of the goals.
“We are thrilled to make it to another final,” Barca coach, Enrique said.
“Our fans are getting spoiled, just look at the number of Copa finals that we’ve played in the last few years.
It tells a lot about this club’s capacity to reinvent itself, it tells a lot about the type of players that we have.”
Barcelona will likely play the final against Sevilla, which holds a four-goal lead over Celta going into Thursday’s second leg. Enrique’s team last lost against Sevilla in the seventh round of the Spanish league in October.