FC Barcelona is a name that sends shivers down the opposition bench often than not. The Catalonian Giants are one of the true juggernauts of the sport. Known as the 'tiki-taka' or repeated short passing football, their style defined an era of dominance on the football pitch. The club also boasted some genius minds. Those helped to construct this unmatchable high caliber team. From Daucik to Johan Cruyff, Rijkaard to modern-day Pep Guardiola, all of them engraved their name forever in the club's history.
It is obvious that under these managers' tactical nous, the club will flourish through victories. Further, Barcelona knows how to make those look beautiful and destructive at the same time. So, we handpicked five magnificent wins the club registered over the eras and showcase their superiority globally. Currently, the club is falling behind due to their own wrongdoings by burdening embarrassing defeats. However, it is no denial of the fact that they are rulers when they inherit full strength.
5. Vs Sporting Gijon (9-0)
We start with Barcelona's incredible victory over Sporting Gijon in the league season of 1951/52. In the 1950s, Barcelona were an admirable force in Spain although their arch-rivals, Real Madrid stole the limelight because of their back-to-back European dominance. This game was played on February 10th on matchday 22. It was an afternoon kickoff and Barcelona left no ground in handing their opposition utter humiliation. Legendary striker, Laszlo Kubala scored a staggering seven goals with Manchon and Luis Vidal scoring the others. Kubala is the last player to create such feet in a single match in Europe's top five leagues.
4. Vs Real Oviedo (9-0)
Kubala once again witnessed a routing with his boot shining once again. Their league fixture against Oviedo was played two years after their thrashing of Sporting Gijon. Barcelona also scored nine goals this time with Kubala netting a brace. Jose Duro opened and closed the scoreline in stunning fashion. Justo Tejada was the other brace maker of the day with Basora, Moreno and Maristany scoring once. Like Gijon, Oviedo were no match to this steamrolling team that just loves to score goals in plenty. Kubala scored twenty plus goals in that season like in 1952 and shared another memorable victory of his career and in the club's history.
3. Vs Rayo Vallecano (9-0)
It seems Barcelona have made a habit of scoring nine goals in a single match. This win came after a lot of seasons since 1954 but way back in 1979. Football was slowly maturing and new modules of playing the game were obtained. It is no secret that Barcelona evolved too. And the nine-goal routing came back. This time the victims were Rayo Vallecano. Hans Krankl leads the charge this time by scoring five stupendous goals. Johan Neeskens scored the 3rd and seventh goals while Asensi and Lobo Carrasco finished the destruction. Barcelona once again showed their goal of hungry nature in killing oppositions completely off the game.
2. Vs CE L'Hospitalet (9-0)
The world of memes wasn't so popular at that time otherwise the club from the third division presently would have been a laughing material due to their name. On 22nd December 2011, the club was facing hospitalization because of the thrashing they received from FC Barcelona. At that time, the blue and reds were seeking guidance from Pep Guardiola. This time it was a Copa Del Rey fixture. Lionel Messi didn't feature in the game. Barcelona also played with an unfamiliar 3-4-2-1 without a natural striker. But that didn't stop them from winning in a devastating style. Winger Pedro opened the scoring followed by Thiago Alcantara, Cristian Tello and Issac Cuenca scoring twice. Andres Iniesta and Xavi chipped in between to create another outstanding artistry to remember.
1. Vs Gimnastic de Tarragona (10-1)
But it is jaw-dropping to know that Barcelona have done one better than any of these games. They once scored a perfect ten in a single game but this time conceded against Gimnastic de Tarragona. It happened back in 1949. The club haven't managed a bigger margin of victory since then. With football changing and becoming competitive season by season, we might not see such a colossal scoreline in the future. In the fixture played on September 11th, striker Alfonso Navarro hit five with Cesar Rodriguez bagging a hat trick. Jose Canal, Jose Bravo and Marcos Aurelio goals completed the riot.