The last time Villa played a full 90 minutes in a league game was against Rayo at the Camp Nou on November 29th 2011. This season he had previously played 90 minutes against Benfica in the Champions League and Cordoba in the Spanish Cup.
-Thiago’s last full 90 minutes in the league was against Espanyol(4-0) in week 37 of last year’s campaign.
-Against Osasuna, Thiago made the most successful passes of any player on the pitch – 119 from an attempted 130.
-In their last two visits to the Camp Nou, Osasuna have conceded 13 goals – 8-0 last season and now 5-1 this time around.
-Busquets was the player who recovered most possession – 14 times – even though he was subbed on 75 minutes.
-Busquets also made most clearances for the team, 20, two more than Puyol, with 18.
-Messi has now scored in each of his last 11 league games – what price on him not extending that record in Valencia on Sunday?
-Pedro is also on a good run of scoring, having got on the scoresheet in each of his last three league games – against Real Sociedad (3-2), Malaga (2-4) and Osasuna (5-1), something he’d not managed since January 2011.
-Below is a diagram of all Messi’s 80 passes against Osasuna – 63 of which were successful.