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Claudio Bravo primed for new Barcelona goalkeeping record

Camp Nou, Barcelona - Mes Que un Club

The Chilean 'keeper could achieve a new club record, with four games of the season remaining in La Liga.

The club record for clean sheets during the course of a season in La Liga at Barcelona, currently stands at 20 matches, since the format for the competition has been played over 38 games.

Andoni Zubizarreta was first to achieve that feat during the 1988-89 season, whilst current Manchester United 'keeper, Victor Valdes, also matched that record on two occasions, during the 2004-05 and 2009-10 campaigns.

It's worth mentioning that Zubizarreta reached the feat of 24 clean sheets, but that was during the 1986-87 season, when the format for La Liga included 34 league matches, plus 10 play-off encounters.

Following the rampant 6-0 victory Barcelona enjoyed against Getafe on Tuesday night, Claudio Bravo gained his 20th clean sheet of the 2014-15 campaign, placing him alongside Valdés and Zubizarreta.

Now the 32-year-old Chile international has the opportunity to claim that record for himself, if he can avoid conceding away at Nuevo Arcangel on Saturday, when Barcelona travel to take on relegation threatened Cordoba.

Few surprises are expected, but even if Cordoba do manage to fire one past Bravo, he will still have the final three games in La Liga, against Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruña, to reach the milestone.

Thanks to a tight defence and the excellent performances of Bravo between the posts, the Catalan giants have only conceded 19 goals in 34 matches this season in La Liga.

Having arrived from Real Sociedad last summer for a fee of €12 million, Bravo made a fantastic start to the season, remaining unbeaten for 755 minutes and until his 9th game.

Indeed, the first player to get the ball past him and into the back of the net, was none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid beat Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season.

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