Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona, rivals in the quarter finals of the Champions League, have an excellent record in the European competition this season. The French side are among the teams that have won the most matches (6 of 8), while the Catalans have won 5. Here's a detailed overview of the most pertinent stats from both teams:
Goals scored: PSG have scored 17 goals in the Champions League, the third most out of all competing teams. Barça have scored 15. Tito Vilanova, however, has Leo Messi, the top goalscorer in the last four editions competition. The Argentine has scored 7 times this season, one adrift of Yilmaz and Cristiano Ronaldo. The top goalscorer for the Parisians is Lavezzi, with 5 goals.
Shots on goal: Messi is the FC Barcelona player who has shot the most on goal in the competition (26); the second overall in the Champions League (Cristiano Ronaldo has shot on goal 41 times). Of Barça’s 73 shots on goal, 43 were taken from within the area while 30 were taken from outside the area. PSG don’t take many shots from outside the area (15), but they do from within the 18 yard line (45). Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the player who has taken the most shots on goal for the Parisians (19 of the teams 60).
Assists: The Swedish forward has the most assists in the competition, along with Real Madrid’s Di María, with five. Xavi Hernández is second, with four.
Passes and possession:The Catalans have completed 5,581 passes and, on average, they maintain 69% of the possession. PSG, on the other hand, have completed 3,218 passes and secure an average of 49% of the possession. Xavi leads the competition with 856 passes.
Fouls and cards: PSG and FC Barcelona have earned 15 and 14 yellow cards, respectively. However, the French side have committed more fouls than the Catalans (103-64). In fact, of the remaining teams in the competition, FC Barcelona have committed the fewest amount of fouls.