How Barça perform on the road in Champions League play

How Barça perform on the road in Champions League play

In the last 10 seasons FC Barcelona have played 57 away games in the UEFA Champions League and have won 28, tied 17 and lost 12 Striker Lionel Messi's personal numbers are jaw-dropping — 34 goals and 10 assists in 4,101 minutes played

Cue the curtain on the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. Reigning champions FC Barcelona open their title defence at the StadioOlimpicoin Rome, Italy. As the Catalans start continental play away from the friendly confines of CampNou, we felt it was a good idea to take a look at how Barça have performed over the years, on the road, in Europe's most prestigious competition.

In fact, sincethe 2005/06 season,withFrankRijkaard at the helm,untilthe 2014/15 title-winning squad led byLuisEnrique,Barçahave won28 matches,drawn17and lost12in 57Champions League matchesplayedon the road. Those figures do not includethe four Champions LeagueFinals played — and won — at neutral sites, nor the preliminary qualifier atWislain the 2008/09 season.

SEASONGWLDLAST ROUND REACHED
05/066402FINAL (defeated Arsenal in Paris)
06/074211LAST 16 (eliminated by Liverpool)
07/086312SEMI-FINALS (eliminated by Manchester United)
08/096303FINAL (defeated Manchester United in Rome)
09/106114SEMI-FINALS (eliminated by Inter Milan)
10/116312FINAL (defeated Manchester United in London)
11/126411SEMI-FINALS (eliminated by Chelsea)
12/136231SEMI-FINALS (eliminated by Bayern Munich)
13/145221QUARTER-FINALS (eliminated by Atlético de Madrid)
14/156420FINAL (defeated Juventus in Berlin)
TOTAL572812174 CHAMPIONSHIPS

* G (Games Played), W (Wins), L (Losses), D (Draws).

Over the last decade FC Barcelona have won four Champions League titles in 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2014/15, in Paris, Rome, London and Berlin.

Top goalscorers

LeoMessihas dominatedworld footballfor the last decade with a plethora of team and individual titles,as well as hiseye-popping goalscoringstatistics.Duringthe period analysed, Messi has scored34 away goalsin the Champions League. Incredibly, he alsohas the most assists, with 10.

GOALS34554444
PLAYERMessiSuárezXaviIniestaPedroNeymarBojan

 

ASSISTS109533
PLAYERMessiAlvesXaviIniestaPedro

In the last ten years Barça as a team have scored 92 times away from Camp Nou while having only conceded 51.

Their biggest road wins were a pair of 5–0 routs at Basel (10/22/2008) and at BATE Borisov (9/28/2011).

SEASONGFGABARÇA GOALSCORERS
05/06711- Ronaldinho, Deco, Ezquerro, Iniesta, Motta, Eto'o and Giuly
06/07421- Puyol, Iniesta, Giuly and Gudjohnsen
07/08854- Messi / 1- Puyol, Iniesta, Henry and Bojan
08/091564- Messi / 3- Bojan / 2- Henry / 1- Iniesta, Xavi, Sergio, Piqué and Keita
09/10673- Ibrahimovic / 1- Xavi, Messi and Pedro
10/11945- Messi / 2- Villa i Pedro
11/121547- Messi / 2- Alexis / 1- Pedro, Villa, Cesc and Xavi
12/138104- Messi / 1- Xavi, Alves, Cesc and Alexis
13/14542- Messi / 1- Xavi, Cesc and Alves
14/151586 - Messi / 5- Suárez / 4- Neymar
TOTAL9251TOP SCORER: MESSI, 34 GOALS

* GF (Goals For), GA (Goals Against)

Minutes played

Furthermore, Messi's 34 goalsand10 assistscame in4,101minutesplayedaway fromCamp Nou, second only toVictor Valdés, who defended theBarça shirt on the road for 4,320minutes over the last decade.

MINUTES432041013851333333293282284827692036
PLAYERValdésMessiXaviIniestaPuyolAlvesSergioPiquéMascherano

* Stats by Opta and FC Barcelona

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