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This Wednesday, April 22, it is 100 days since Quique Setién took over at FC Barcelona, the Cantabrian arriving in Barcelona on January 13. Below we pick out some highlights of his first 100 days at the helm.
1) Sole leadership
When Setién arrived at Barça, the Catalans were co-leaders of LaLiga, tied with Real Madrid on 40 points but ahead thanks to goal difference. Now, 100 days later, Barça are the sole leader with two points more than Los Blancos (58 to 56).
Barça top of the table with 11 games to go
2) Second highest possession in Europe
Since Quique Setién's arrival, the Catalans have increased the percentage of possession in games thanks to the new coach's style of play. In all competitions this has gone up to 69.5%, the second highest in Europe, tied with Bayern Munich and only slightly below Manchester City (70.9%).
3) 21 players used
Despite the serious injuries to Luis Suárez and Dembélé, who have still not played under Setién, he has used a total of 21 different players. They are the 17 available from the first team and four from Barça B: Ansu Fati, Collado, Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez (before leaving in the winter transfer window). The most used players are Griezmann and Rakitic, who have both played in all 12 matches under Setién, followed by Messi, Ter Stegen, Sergio, De Jong and Arthur, with 11.
Griezmann and Rakitic have played in all 12 games under Setién
4) Eight wins
Of these 12 games, the Catalans have won eight, drawn one and lost three. The 5-0 wins against Leganés (Copa del Rey) and Eibar (LaLiga) are Setien's biggest so far, with Messi scoring four in the latter.
5) Eight different scorers
Eight different players have scored in those matches: Leo Messi (8 goals), Griezmann (5), Arthur, Lenglet and Ansu Fati (2) and Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets and De Jong with one goal each. As for assists, Messi stands out with seven, followed by Semedo, Rakitic and Vidal with two and De Jong and Jordi Alba with one each. The Catalans have conceded 11 goals, less than one per game.
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