analysis | 2015-09-17
Stats Review: AS Roma 1-1 FC Barcelona
The Roman defense stood tall to salvage a point
Barcelona recorded a draw in their first Champions League match as title holders in the last three years they won the title: 2009 vs Inter (0-0), 2011 vs Milan (2-2) and 2015 vs Roma (1-1).
For the first time in 2015, Barcelona failed to win a game in which the first half ended in a draw.
For the first time under Enrique: Barcelona concede in three consecutive Champions League games.
Barcelona hit the woodwork in each of their seven games this season while none of their opponents got denied by it once.
Barcelona had only three shots on target against Roma, the lowest this season.
Roma committed 11 fouls against Barcelona, less than any other opponent this season.
Barcelona made 15 successful tackles vs Roma, less than in any other game this season.
Suárez scored Barcelona’s first header goal this season.
Suárez scored eight Champions League goals for Barcelona, seven away from the Camp Nou.
This is the first game that Barcelona didn’t win despite Suárez scoring.
Suárez scored seven Champions League goals outside the Camp Nou since joining Barcelona, more than any other player in that period (Messi, six; Neymar, four).
Since his debut in 2010, this is the first time that Sergi Roberto has started in three consecutive matches.
Rakitic was subbed off in four of the six Barça games he started this season.
Sergio Busquets has the most successful tackles for Barcelona this season: 23.
Messi is the fifth player to play 100 Champions League games with Barcelona alongside Iniesta, Xavi, Puyol and Valdés. No other team has more than three players with 100 Champions League appearances.
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