FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid: Facts and figures from a key win

FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid: Facts and figures from a key win

Messi’s 90th goal of 2012, the 6th time the team have come from behind to win this season, and Adriano’s 6th goal of the campaign were the highlights of the game

Here are some of the most interesting facts and figures from Sunday’s 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid:

- With his two second half goals, Leo Messi made it 90 for the calendar year 2012 – and there’s still one game to go this year to improve on his astounding record.

- With three games left to play before the mid-point of the season, Messi has already scored 25 league goals this campaign – a figure no other player has ever recorded.

- Messi also scored his 14th brace of the season - his sixth on the run.

- Adriano,who scored a great goal on 35 minutes, has now bagged six so far this season – five of them in the league.

- Sergio Busquets’ goal means 15 different Barça players have scored this season, with 13 different scorers in the league games.

- Gerard Piqué celebrated his 200th appearance in a Barça shirt.

- Barça have now scored 172 goals in 2012, beating their record of 170 scored in 2011.

- It was the sixth time this season that Tito Vilanova’s team have come back from behind to win a game to demonstrate once again their fighting spirit.

- Barça enjoyed 74% of possession – a dominance that resulted in 11 shots – 6 on target, whilst the visitors managed eight – one on target and one against the woodwork.

- The last time Barça beat Atletico 4-1 was in the 1968/69 season.

 

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