30 January 2012

Villarreal – Barça Match Stats

Tello’s league debut, Piqué’s 100th league appearance or the 15th time Barça players have hit the woodwork this season – just some of the stats to come out of Saturday’s game in the Madrigal stadium.

The match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona, corresponding to the 21st round of La Liga, produced the following stats:

  • Gerard Piqué, who made his debut on 13th September 2008 against Racing Santander, made his 100th league appearance. His record is impeccable – 77 wins, 19 draws and just 4 defeats.
  • Reserve squad winger Cristian Tello made his league debut following on from his first game with the seniors against Hospitalet in the Cup.
  • It was the sixth draw of the season, five of which have come away from home. As Guardiola said in his press conference: "We've conceded too many draws when we deserved to win".
  • Barça have hit the woodwork 15 times in 21 league matches. Of these, eight came away from home and cost the team 7 points. The last example was Cesc's effort in the 79th minute in the Madrigal.
  • Against Villarreal, Barça enjoyed 66% of the possession and 10 shots on goal. The Barça players received 22 fouls. (via FCBarcelona.cat)