Vilanova equals Van Gaal record

Tito Vilanova’s start to the La Liga season with Barcelona is now an equal club-record best ever alongside Dutchman Louis van Gaal.

Vilanova’s Blaugrana recorded an eighth League win of the season on Saturday night to make it 25 points collected from the first 27 available.

This is matched in Barca’s history only by Van Gaal’s Barca side of 1997-98, who also registered eight wins and a draw from their opening nine fixtures that year.

The omens are good for Vilanova, as Van Gaal’s team went on to win the League title that season after their start.

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