INFOGRAPHIC: Messi’s goal overview in Champions League

FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona play at Bayern München on Tuesday. Lionel Messi has scored in the most cities in the Champions League and can expand his record by scoring in the Allianz-Arena tonight. See below our infographic of Messi’s goals per stadium in the Champions League main tournament. By clicking on the image, you get to the interactive part and select the countries or stadiums he has scored.


Hint: deselect Camp Nou to get a view of all his away goals in the Champions League.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Barça equal Real Madrid on most on semifinals

FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain to reach the semifinals of the Champions League on Wednesday. This is the 29th time Barça reached a semifinal in any European competition, equalling the record set by Real Madrid yesterday. Bayern München reached the semifinals of a European competition for the 23rd time, which is third most of all clubs. Juventus, eliminated by Bayern today, were held to 20 semifinals.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Messi’s scoring run in La Liga

FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi has scored against 18 of the 19 opponents in La Liga in the last 18 matchdays. He can complete the set by scoring against Celta de Vigo on Saturday. Check out below how Messi conquered La Liga.

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REVIEW: Messi continues La Liga scoring streak

FOOTBALL - On Sunday Lionel Messi led FC Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano with two goals and one assist. Messi has now scored in 18 successive league matches for FC Barcelona.

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PREVIEW: CL - FC Barcelona v AC Milan

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.

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REVIEW: Real Madrid reach Copa del Rey final for record 38th time

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.

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REVIEW: Milan put Barça at risk of elimination

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.

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PREVIEW: CL – AC Milan v FC Barcelona

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.

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PREVIEW: La Liga Matchday 24

FOOTBALL - The following are some key facts and figures on a selected assortment of matches in the La Liga this weekend. The matches we have looked into are Granada CF - FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - Rayo Vallecano.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 goals by club - CL KO phase

imageFOOTBALL – 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).

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PREVIEW: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

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.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Messi approaches El Clásico record

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.

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RECORD: Lionel Messi sets record, reaches milestone

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.

REVIEW: Barça hit century in setting up next ‘Clásico’

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.

REVIEW: Two goals up, but still going down

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.

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