- 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)
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.