Over the two legs, Barça won out in terms of possession, completed passes, shots and corners, as well as in many other aspects.
Xavi Hernández made more passes during the Camp Nou game than all the Chelsea players combined.
The possession stats tell a similar story, with Barça enjoying 73% over both matches, completing 1,537 passes (782 in the first leg and 755 in the second), which was nearly five times more than Chelsea’s 329 (194 and135). In the end though, that just wasn’t enough – and neither was the corner count: 18 against 2 over the whole tie.
There’s no better example of Barça’s impotence than the number of passes Xavi managed to complete - a total of 295 - just 34 less than the whole Chelsea team – even though he sat out the last few minutes at Stamford Bridge when the team were laying siege to the Chelsea goal. On Tuesday, Xavi completed 168 passes, against the 135 that Chelsea made.
One more astonishing stat that shows just what an amazing tie this was: Chelsea’s three goals all came in injury time – in the first half at Stamford Bridge and in both halves at the Camp Nou. (via FCBarcelona.com)