Facts and figures from the Elche match

Facts and figures from the Elche match

Munir is the fifth 18 year old player to score on his league debut for Barça Luis Enrique carries on the Barça tradition of winning on his debut as coach

One of the stars of the Barça win over Elche in La Liga was Munir El Haddadi. The 18-year-old made his first team league debut and scored a goal, something that only four players had previously done for the club at his age: Badenes, Milla, Velamazán and Jofre.

At only 18 years and 357 days, Munir became the youngest player to score on the first day of the season for Barca. The Madrid-born striker is also the third youngest Barça player to score in La Liga, behind Bojan and Messi

Here are some other stats from the Barça v Elche match:

  • Barça is the team that has got off to the most winning starts in La Liga (53).
  • Nine of the last ten Barça coaches have made winning debuts in La Liga. The only one not to do so was  Pep Guardiola (2008/09).
  • It's only the fourth time that Barça have started the season with a forward line who all came through the youth system. The other years were 1928, 1970 and 2012.
  • Barça made 751 passes, to Elche's 280.
  • Rakitic was the most active player: 105 completed passes from 118 attempts.
  • Jordi Alba recovered most balls: 10.
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