Messi celebrates his goal in the Cup Final / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB
FC Barcelona have played in nearly every possible match over the past four years. With JosepGuardiola on the bench, the team have played 247 of the 254 possible matches (97.24%). The Azulgranas have only missed out on seven fixtures: the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the Cup in 2009/10 (five games) and the finals of the Champions Leauge in 2009/10 and 2011/12.
A total of 62 possible games
The 2012/13 season, just like in Guardiola’s first and third seasons on the Barça bench, FC Barcelona could play a total of 62 official matches. 30 in the Liga, 13 in the Champions League, 9 in the Cup and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup. The Azulgranas will not feature in the Club World Cup or the European Super Cup (three matches).
Here’s an interesting tidbit: the last two seasons Barça had to a total of 62 possible matches, the team went on to play in all of them.