preview | 2015-05-30
Stats Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Barcelona won all their previous eight Spanish Cup matches at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona scored in all their previous 18 Spanish Cup games at the Camp Nou, the last team to keep a clean sheet was Athletic Club in 2010/11.
Athletic Club won only two of their previous eight Spanish Cup games played outside the New San Mamés.
Athletic Club scored 10 goals in Copa del Rey this season, half of them by Aduriz.
Neymar and Pedro scored a combined 11 Copa goals this season, more than the whole Athletic Club.
Barcelona has scored at least three goals in seven of their eight Spanish Cup games this season (except the 1-0 win vs Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou). Athletic Club has scored three or more goals just once.
Sergi Roberto is the Barcelona player with most played Spanish Cup matches (16) winning all of them.
Neymar (six) and Pedro (five) are ranked second and third in the top scorers list of the Spanish Cup this season, after Sevilla’s Aspas with seven goals.
Ter Stegen (four) and Iago Herrerín (four) have kept the most clean sheets in the Spanish Cup this season.
Aduriz and Herrerín have played all eight Spanish Cup games for Athletic Club this season while no Barcelona player has done so.
Just five Athletic Club players have managed to score in the Spanish Cup this season while 14 Barcelona players have done so.
Messi has played 4,880 minutes this season with Barcelona, more than any other player from both teams, including goalkeepers.
Aduriz (28), who is Athletic Club’s best goalscoreer this season, has scored exactly half of the goals Messi (56) has scored for Barcelona.
Aduriz is the only Athletic Club player with 10 or more goals in all competitions this season.
Ten Barça players have scored a brace in a Spanish Cup final, five of them against Basque teams (three vs Athletic Club, one vs Real Sociedad, one vs Real Unión).
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