FOOTBALL – On Tuesday, 12 March, FC Barcelona will face AC Milan in the Champions league round of 16, 2nd leg, at Camp Nou. Milan and Barcelona met four times last season: 2-2 in Camp Nou, 2-3 in San Siro in the group phase and 0-0 in San Siro, 3-1 Camp Nou in the quarterfinals. Lionel Messi scored three penalty goals in these four matches. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Real Madrid reached the Copa del Rey final for a record breaking 38th time, by beating FC Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou.
FOOTBALL - AC Milan’s 2-0 victory over FC Barcelona at the San Siro on Wednesday has put the blaugranas in a precarious position. In the history of European club competitions, only 18.6% of teams faced with a 2-0 deficit from a first leg away from home recovered to advance to the next round.
FOOTBALL- On Wednesday, 20 February, AC Milan take on FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, 1st leg, at San Siro, Milan. Milan and Barcelona will have met 13 times in the CL main tournament after this round of Last 16, making it the second most common fixture in CL history behind Real Madrid vs Bayern München (14 matches). We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL – FC Barcelona is five goals away from becoming the first football club in history to score 100 goals in the Champions League KO phase. FC Barcelona are followed by Bayern München on 88 goals. See the graph below for the top 10 goals of teams that have scored most often in the Champions league KO phase (excluding own goals by opposition).
FOOTBALL - The 223rd edition of the Clásico of Spanish football is scheduled for tonight as Real Madrid host FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal encounter. Our liaison in Madrid, @2010MisterChip has dug deep into his archives and has found the following stats on this match.
FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi needs one more goal to equal Alfredo Di Stéfano’s all-time goalscoring record in official El Clásico matches and the Argentine ace will be looking to score that goal when FC Barcelona travel to Real Madrid for their Copa del Rey quarterfinal encounter on Wednesday, 30 January.
FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi’s second goal tonight was his 200th in La Liga. He is the first player to reach this benchmark for FC Barcelona. By scoring tonight, Messi set a new La Liga record for scoring in most successive matches (11), overtaking the mark of 10 by Mariano Martín and Ronaldo, who coincidentally both also recorded their streak on behalf of Barcelona.
FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona defeated Málaga CF 4-2 on Thursday, vanquishing their foes 6-4 on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the Spanish domestic cup Copa del Rey and setting up a semifinal tie with Real Madrid. The first of two legs of their fixture will be played in less than a week. Barça’s last goal on this night was their 100th in 34 official matches this season.
FOOTBALL – Lionel Messi and Pedro put Barcelona 2-0 ahead in their away match against Real Sociedad, but the Catalans failed to consolidate their lead and suffered a 3-2 defeat. Click the read more button to find out Barça’s last five defeats in La Liga after a two goal lead.
FOOTBALL - On Sunday, FC Barcelona won 3-1 at Malaga. They now hold an 11-point lead over Atlético Madrid and an 18-point lead over Real Madrid after 19 matchrounds. In the last 15 La Liga seasons only three team failed to win the championship after leading the La Liga table at the half-way point.
FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi, fresh off his Ballon d’Or winning night, can now focus on this weekend’s match at Málaga CF and raising up his career goal tally even further. The FC Barcelona star needs four goals to reach 200 in La Liga, a platform that only seven players in history have reached.
FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona have equalled their own La Liga record by scoring in their 36th consecutive league match. Barça previously set this streak between 1942 and 1944 and can break it in their next match away against Málaga CF, the team which has conceded fewest goals in La Liga this season.