Facts and Figures from Saturday night's defeat

Facts and Figures from Saturday night's defeat

Despite their 24 shots on goal and 10 corners, Barça failed to score at the Nuevo Los Cármenes

FC Barcelona suffered their fifth league defeat of the season in Granada on Saturday – here are some facts and figures form that game:

  • Gerardo Martino’s side had 29 shots - 9 on target, 10 missing the target and 10 of which were blocked. Granada had just 5 shots – but got the only goal of the game.
  • Barça had 13 corners, whilst Granada only had one.
  • Song (109), Iniesta (105) and Cesc (104) were the players who were involved in most action for the team.
  • Martín Montoya won most possession for the team -12.
  • It’s been 11 games since Montoya last played: he figured in the 3-1 defeat at Anoeta.
  • Barça set a record for possession in recent years, with an astonishing 86%.
  • The game was the fifth time that Busquets and Song  played in the same side, but the first that either of them had played at centre half this season.
  • Barça hadn’t gone two consecutive games without scoring since 2008, when they lost 1-0 to Numancia and Wisla Cracovia.
  • Sergio Busquets will miss next Sunday’s game against Bilbao at the Camp Nou after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season.
  • Leo Messi was also booked: his first of the league season. He’s only picked up one other yellow this year, in the Cup against Real Sociedad.
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