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Barcelona-PSV Statistics

The most interesting numbers from Barça’s Champions League game

FC Barcelona v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images
  • Lionel Messi scored his goal number 621 in this match, equaling Portuguese legend Eusébio. Messi then surpassed him with goals #622 and #623.
  • He started his UEFA Champions League campaign with a hat-trick for the third time in his career - 2013-14, 2016-17 and 2018-19 (@2010MisterChip)
  • Barcelona have gone 20 seasons without losing their first Champions League game, an all-time record.
  • Ousmane Dembélé is only the second Barcelona player to score in five of the opening six games after César Rodríguez did so in 1950 (@barca19stats)
  • Barcelona had not started a season with six wins in a row since 1960 (@PedritoNumeros)
  • Bacrcelona has scored 100 of their 161 goals in the second halves of matches under Ernesto Valverde (@PedritoNumeros)
  • Sergio Busquets led the team in tackles, interceptions, and successful passes.
  • Cross accuracy continues to be a problem for Dembélé, as he was 0-for-5 today. He did go 3-for-3 on long balls. He also had the most unsuccessful touches, with four.
  • On the other hand, he led the team in dribbles, created two chances, and scored a goal. He was the most fouled player - three times, one of which led to Messi’s free kick goal.
  • Philippe Coutinho led the way in chances created with four, followed by Messi and Luis Suárez with three each.
  • Marc-André ter Stegen led the team in pass accuracy with 97%, in part because he also led the team in most accurate long balls - he was 9-for-10. Sergi Roberto had the highest pass success among outfield players.

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