analysis | 2015-12-17
Barcelona 3-0 Guangzhou in numbers
Suárez nets a hattrick as Barça advance to the Club World Cup final
Barcelona reach the Club World Cup final to face River Plate. Three Argentinian teams reached the final before, none of them won the title.
Barcelona reach the Club World Cup final for the fourth time, no other team reached it more than twice.
Barcelona scored at least three goals each time they played a Club World Cup semifinal.
Barcelona registered their 49 win in 2015, equaling the club’s record of most wins in a calendar year set in 2012.
Barcelona kept 28 clean sheets in the year 2015: 14 at the Camp Nou and 14 outside the Camp Nou.
This was the first official game Barcelona played with Suárez but without Messi and Neymar this season.
Suárez became the first player to score a hattrick in the Club World Cup.
Suárez became the third Barça player to score more than one goal in a Club World Cup game, after Adriano and Messi.
Suárez scored for Barcelona in five different competitions this year, it was only in the Spanish Super Cup that he hasn’t scored.
Suárez scored in each of his last four appearances outside the Camp Nou, a total of seven goals.
Surpassing Neymar, Suárez became the player with most Barça goals scored outside the Camp Nou in 2015: 21.
Suarez has now scored 47 goals for Barcelona, equaling Alexis Sanchez and Brazilian Ronaldo’s tally.
Iniesta equaled Puyol and Valdés as players with most games played in the Club World Cup (six).
Iniesta equaled Valdés as player with third most international games played for Barcelona (124). Only Xavi (178) and Puyol (137) played more.
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