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.