FC Barcelona getting off on the left foot

FC Barcelona getting off on the left foot

Seven of the eight official goals so far this season, scored by five different players, were left-footed finishes

Last season Barça scored a massive 175 goals in three official competitions (Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League). Of those, 88 were scored with the right foot, 61 with the left, 23 from headers and three were own goals. In other words, 34% of Barça’s goals were scored from left-footers.

But there’s been a peculiar change of trend this season. Of the eight goals scored so far (by Messi (3), Luis Suárez (2), Rafinha, Pedro and Vermaelen), a surprising 87.5% were scored with the traditionally weaker foot. Only one goal so far this term has been a right-footed finish, the fourth against Sevilla, scored by Luis Suárez..

MATCHCOMPETITIONGOALSCORERFOOT
FCB v SevillaEuropean Super Cup1-1MessiLeft
FCB v SevillaEuropean Super Cup2-1MessiLeft
FCB v SevillaEuropean Super Cup3-1RafinhaLeft
FCB v SevillaEuropean Super Cup4-1SuárezRight
FCB - SevillaEuropean Super Cup5-4PedroLeft
FCB v Athletic ClubEuropean Super Cup1-0MessiLeft
Athletic Club v FCBLiga0-1SuárezLeft
FCB v MálagaLiga1-0VermaelenLeft
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