Sergio Busquets FC Barcelona goalscorer number eleven

Sergio Busquets FC Barcelona goalscorer number eleven

The midfielder's last second winner against Valencia on Sunday night was his first goal of the present season

The 1-0 win at Mestalla on Sunday night produced plenty of curiosities, and he’s our round-up of the best:

- Sergio Busquets became the eleventh different goalscorer for FC Barcelona this season.

- The last time he scored was on February 5 earlier this year in the cup semi-final with Real Sociedad. Last night’s was his 12th goal for the first team.

- The last player to secure three points for Barça in injury time was Alexis Sánchez in the 3-2 win over Sevilla in September 2013.

- Claudio Bravo kept a clean sheet last night after four games conceding at least one, a run that started at the Bernabéu.

- It was the first time this season that four Barça players were yellow-carded in the same game. The three received against Real Madrid and Ajax was the highest tally until now – curiously, all three were away games.

- Four of the nine tackles made by Barça last night were punished with bookings.

- The home side made 240 passes, while Barça made more than twice that amount, 650.

- Gerard Piqué won the most balls against Valencia (12).

- Ten of Barça’s 43 goals this season have come in the last quarter of an hour.

- FC Barcelona have now played away to three of the four top flight teams from the Valencian Community this season, winning each time without conceding a goal. Before the win at Mestalla, they also won 1-0 at Villarreal and 5-0 at Levante. The other first division side from the region is Elche, who Barça visit in January.

- Barça put an end to Valencia’s unbeaten home record in this season’s Liga (4 wins and 4 draws.

- Barça have yet to concede a goal when wearing the crimson shirt. They have two wins (5-0 at Levante and 1-0 at Valencia) and one draw (0-0 at Malaga).

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