Standout stats from Barça v Dynamo Kyiv

Standout stats from Barça v Dynamo Kyiv

We look at the most notable statistics from the third Champions League group stage win

FC Barcelona took a 2-1 win against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday night, as Leo Messi and Gerard Pique provided the goals for the Blaugrana. Here are some of the standout stats from Matchday 3 of the Champions League:

Ter Stegen's saves

After 82 days out, the German goalkeeper was back between the sticks. He made a huge impact, with six fantastic saves. He also had a 100% completion rate from 18 passes.


Messi's 150 European games

With every passing match, the Argentine reaches new milestones. This week he played his 150th game in UEFA competitions: 146 in the Champions League, with 118 goals scored, and 4 in the European Super cup, where he has scored 2 times.

Messi's fastest penalty

Messi scored the opening goal from the penalty spot 1 minute and 53 seconds into the game. It is the fastest spot kick of his career, and Barça's quickest in the Champions League.

Messi's longest gap between goals

Messi had scored against Dynamo before, 3983 days earlier, on December 9, 2009. His goal on Wednesday night marked the longest gap between strikes for him against a single club.

Piqué's scoring skills

The centre back put in a cross from Ansu Fati to double Barça's lead, scoring his 15th Champions League goal. He is the second highest scoring defender in the competition's history, 1 goal behind Roberto Carlos.

23 games unbeaten

Barça made it 23 Champions League group stage games unbeaten, with a record of 17 victories and 6 draws. Their last defeat came away to Manchester City on November 1, 2016.

Three wins from three games

Ronald Koeman's side have 9 points from a possible 9. Against Ferencváros (5-1), Juventus (0-2) and Dynamo Kyiv (2-1) they took wins that place them as outright leaders of Group G. It is the sixth time that Barça have won their opening 3 Group Stage games.


Koeman's perfect Champions League start

This perfect record makes Ronald Koeman the fourth FC Barcelona coach to begin his tenure with three wins in European competition.

Most shots and highest pass completion

In the opening three matchdays, Barça have taken 57 shots; 29 on target. It is unmatched in the Champions League thus far. Leo Messi has taken 9 shots and leads the individual stats. Against Dynamo, the team had 22 shots -of which 14 were on target.

Ter Stegen added to Barça's pass completion rate, which reached 91%. They lead Manchester City and Juventus, with 89% apiece.

Aleñá the latest player used by Koeman

The midfielder, who came on to replace Pedri on 83 minutes, played under the Dutch coach for the first time.

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