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Amazing Facts About Javier Mascherano’s First Goal for Barcelona Against Osasuna

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What a moment to remember

FC Barcelona v CA Osasuna - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Javier Mascherano scored his first goal in a Barcelona shirt, via penalty, against Osasuna in the Blaugrana’s 7-1 demolition of the visiting club.

Here are some amazing facts:

  • This was Mascherano’s first goal in 319 matches for Barcelona
  • This was Mascherano’s first goal in almost 3 years, when he scored one for Argentina against Trinidad and Tobago
  • It had been almost 7 years since Mascherano had scored a goal for his club in an official capacity. This was for Liverpool against Unirea Urziceni in the UEFA Cup.
  • It was goal #100 in the league this season
  • It was goal #500 of Luis Enrique’s reign
  • This was also Mascherano’s first penalty goal in his entire career, excluding shootouts.
  • Mascherano has a 100% record in taking penalties for Barcelona
  • Barcelona have won 100% of the matches in which Mascherano has scored
  • Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi have scored 503 goals together, a record for a foreign duo at Barcelona among active players.