analysis | 2015-04-06
Statistical Review: Celta Vigo 0-1 FC Barcelona
Mathieu to the rescue
Yesterday, Barcelona won their 10th consecutive away game.
As there are no FIFA breaks left, Barcelona managed to win all of their La Liga matches directly after a FIFA break this season. Season 2006-07 was the last time Barcelona managed the same.
Barcelona kept their 14th away clean sheet in an away ground this season, equaling the club’s record. They still have five to six away games left to break it.
Barcelona scored a header from a set piece in each of their last three Liga games: Messi vs Eíbar, Mathieu vs Real Madrid, and Mathieu vs Celta Vigo.
Mathieu scored for Barcelona in two consecutive Liga games. The previous defender to achieve the same was Piqué last season (rounds 20 and 21).
Xavi equaled Rakitic as player with third most assists for Barcelona this season (7) after Messi (22) and Suarez (13).
Barcelona conceded only one goal in their last four games.
This season, Barcelona won six games by a 1-0 scoreline. In three of those, the winning goal was scored directly from or following a set piece (excluding penalties).
This year Barcelona registered a draw at half-time in five games, winning all of them after the break.
Barcelona scored 16 headers so far this season, compared to 13 the whole of last season.
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Article made possible by the collaboration of the entire Grup 14 Stats Team: Adil Elkhandouki, Javier Camacho, Sarah Khoury, Erdi and @BarcaStat.