clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Statistics from Barcelona - Deportivo Alavés

New, comments

Here are some interesting numbers and records

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Here are some interesting statistics from Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Deportivo Alavés:

  • Lionel Messi scored FC Barcelona’s #6,000 goal in La Liga. The scorer of the #5,000 goal was also Messi.
  • Messi has scored or assisted 462 of the 1,000 goals between #5,000 and #6,000 - 337 goals and 125 assists.
  • Messi has scored in La Liga in 15 consecutive seasons.
  • Messi led the team in chances created, with five.
  • Arturo Vidal completed 100% of his passes in his cameo appearance.
  • Sergi Roberto had the most tackles, while Messi led in accurate throughballs and shots.
  • Ivan Rakitić led the team in most passes completed, most aerial duels won, interceptions, and accurate long balls.
  • Speaking of which, the Croatian completed all 20 long balls he attempted. Sergio Busquets was second, and he completed 9/10.
  • The score aligned with the xG stat pretty closely - 3.27 to 0.25.
  • Barcelona outshot Alavés 25-3, and had nine shots on target to Alavés’s none.
  • Messi outperformed his xG considerably. He was expected to score 0.91 goals, while he in fact scored two.
  • Barcelona have won 10 opening matches in a row in La Liga, beating Espanyol’s record of nine in a row in the 1940s.
  • Coutinho was tied for second-most shots with Luis Suárez, with four each. But Coutinho only played half the match, whereas Messi and Suárez played the whole game.
  • Ousmane Dembélé led the team in most attempted crosses with seven, but only completed one. He did create two chances though.