Stats from the 1,000th league game at the Camp Nou

Stats from the 1,000th league game at the Camp Nou

Messi became the highest goalscorer ever at the Camp Nou, but the sour note was the serious injury suffered by Valdés

FC Barcelona v Celta was the 1,000th league game at the Camp Nou (inaugurated in 1957), in which there has been a balance of 755 wins, 157 draws and 88 defeats, with 2,533 goals for and 777 against. Here is a selection of trivia from the impressive 3-0 win on Wednesday night:

  • Messi has set a new record for league goals (130) scored at the Camp Nou.
  • Barça have yet to lose a game when starting with the attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Alexis (7 wins and 2 draws).
  • It was the third time that Neymar and Messi have scored in the same game. Real Sociedad and Rayo were their previous joint victims.
  • But this was the first league game of 2014 in which Alexis Sánchez failed to find the net.
  • Víctor Valdés was seriously injured in his 535th first team appearance.
  • It was third game of the season featuring Adriano at right back, where he also played away to Malaga (1-0) and Cartagena (4-1).
  • It was the second game with Mascherano and Bartra as the centre back pairing. They also played together in the 7-0 demolition of Osasuna.
  • Barça have made it to 1,000 home wins in the league out of a total of 1,320 matches, the others ending in 198 draws and 122 defeats.
  • Barcelona’s home wins in the league have been achieved at the Camp Nou (755), Les Corts (244) and Montjuïc (1).
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