Although Barcelona fans are hoping 2016 can be as good, or better than 2015, the fact of the matter is that this year there is still one challenge left for Luis Enrique’s side – become the team with the most goals scored in a calendar year.
After beating River Plate 3-0, Barcelona reached 176 goals, two less than the 178 Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid managed in 2014, currently the biggest total in history. So, Barcelona need to score three against Real Betis on December 30 to take the record.
Madrid’s BBC helped them take a record set by Barcelona under Pep Guardiola in 2012, when they scored 175 times.
In 2014, Cristiano (56), Benzema (28) and Bale (24) scored 108 of 178 goals for Madrid, 61%, while Messi (47), Neymar (41) and Suarez (46) have 134 of Barcelona’s 176, 76%.