Facts and figures from the Paris game

Facts and figures from the Paris game

Xavi scored his first ever penalty for the Club in the game and also made his 150th European appearance Messi scored his 60th European goal, overtaking Larsson and Henry, who both managed 59.

The draw in Paris this Tuesday threw up some interesting facts and figures –particularly concerning Xavi Hernadez.

-Xavi’s penalty was the first time he had ever scored from the spot for the Club and was his 12th European goal.

-The game also marked Xavi’s 150th game in European competition, with just five players ahead of him - Giggs, Raúl, Zanetti, Seedorf and Maldini.

-Although he came off injured, Leo Messi still managed to score and chalked up his eighth of this year’s competition.

-The goal was also Messi’s 60th in European games, overtaking ex-Barça stars  Henry and Larsson, who both bagged 59.

- PSG’s Matuidi will miss the second leg in the Camp Nou after picking up a yellow. Mascherano’s booking would also have ruled him out  - though his  injury will mean he misses the game anyway.

- Barça made 696 passes in the game, 620 of them successful against 281 by PSG

- Tito Vilanova’s side enjoyed  64,23% possession, against 35,77% for the hosts.

- Gerard Piqué recovered most possession for Barça, with 11 interventions, followed by  Busquets with eight.

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