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Barcelona – Arsenal: The Stats

March 9, 2011

Barcelona scored four goals as their dominating performance culminated in a 3-1 victory over the English number two Arsenal. Here are the stats from the game.

                                    Barcelona        Arsenal

Score:                              3                        1

The Stats

Picture loaned from sportingalert.com

Goals:                              4                        0
Shots (On Goal):         19(10)              0(0)
Corners:                         5                        2
Offsides:                         8                        4
Distance Covered:   115.92km       111.14km
Passes completed:   724(84%)       199(59%)
Ball Possession:          69%                  31%
Fouls Committed:      8                        19
Yellow Cards:              0                        5
Red Cards:                    0                        1

Goals: Messi 2 (45, 71pen), Xavi (69), Busquets (53og)
Yellow Cards: Sagna, Koscielny, Wilshere, van Persie x2 (All Arsenal)
Red Card: van Persie
Aggregate: 4-3
Referee: Massimo Busacca, Switzerland
Attendance: 95,000

– With his two goals tonight, Messi is the topscorer of the 2010/2011 Champions League with eight goals, and he’s got 45 goals in 39 matches altogether this season.

– Andres Iniesta played his 350th match for Barcelona, while Eric Abidal played his 50th Champions League match.

– Barcelona are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League for the fourth year in a row, a feat only matched by Manchester United.

Nuff said!

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