Catalan giants Barcelona are targeting a sixth successive win in the Spanish La Liga ahead of their away game against Real Mallorca at the weekend. Since the disappointing draw at home to Rayo Vallecano on the opening weekend, manager Xavi Hernandez and his players have won five league games on the bounce.
In his first full season as the Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez has led the team to second spot after six La Liga games and two points off arch rivals Real Madrid who are the defending champions. His team can make it six wins on the bounce with an away win over Mallorca on Saturday night.
Xavi and Barcelona started this season with the visit of Madrid-based Rayo Vallecano. They were heavy favourites for the game which ended goalless as the Catalans failed to live up to their status. Barcelona won their first game of the season in their second league game thanks to the 4-1 away win over Real Sociedad buoyed by the brace from new striker Robert Lewandowski. The Catalans made it two successive league victories with the 4-0 home win over Real Valladolid. Lewandowski made it four goals in two league outings with a brace in the big victory over Valladolid. Since the win over Real Valladolid, Barcelona have beaten Sevilla (away), Cadiz (away) and Elche (home) to make it five successive league wins.