Barcelona have made La Liga history, with a 2-1 victory over Valencia seeing them stretch their record-breaking unbeaten run to 39 games.

Ernesto Valverde’s side entered the meeting with Los Che having matched the historic sequence of Real Sociedad’s legendary side who went 38 matches without a defeat in 1979 and 1980.

Barca’s class of 2017-18 now stand alone at the pinnacle of Spanish football, with domestic dominance being secured in some style.

A seven-game unbeaten run at the end of last season was not enough to see them pip Clasico rivals Real Madrid to the La Liga crown, but it did provide a platform on which to build.

A change in the dugout has made little impact at Camp Nou, with Valverde having picked up the baton dropped by Luis Enrique and run with it.