In the end it was a narrow, hard-fought win but the match stats tell a very different story in terms of chances and possession
L'instant del gol de Xavi contra el Granada. FOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB.
- With five wins in five matches, Barça are just one more victory away from equalling the best ever start to a league campaign. - Cesc Fabregas is the only outfield player who has started all five league matches. - Barça produced 20 shots (13 on target), while Granada lo had just 6 (3 on target). - Barça had 70% of the possession. - Barça players made 701 passes, compared to 182 from Granada. - Xavi Hernandez, who was on the pitch for just 41 minutes, completed 62 passes, almost three times as many as the best Granada player (Orellana, with 22). - The two Barça central defenders, Alex Song and Javier Mascherano, topped the ranking of balls recovered, with 13 and 12 respectively. - David Villa made his first appearance in the starting line-up since picking up a serious injury last December.
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