Iniesta, en un partit al Camp Nou. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Andrés Iniesta and Isaac Cuenca are the latest two Barcelona players to suffer the misfortune, in last weekend’s clash with Racing Santander, of seeing their efforts comes within inches of the target.

In 26 games, FC Barcelona have hit the post or crossbar 21 times. The only team in any of the main European leagues to have a similar count is Premiership outfit Liverpool.

FC Barcelona 21
Liverpool 21
Valenciennes 18
Betis 18
St Etienne 17
Manchester City 17
Juventus 16

Highest tallies for Messi and Cesc

Leo Messi has hit the post seven times in this league campaign, the second highest number in Europe. He is ‘beaten’ only by Saint-Étienne’s Bakary Sako, who has hit the post an incredible nine times! There is another Barça player in the Top 20, and that’s Cesc Fàbregas, with five.

Bakary Sako 9
Leo Messi 7
Cristiano Ronaldo 6
Luis Suárez 6
Marcus Rosenberg 6
Rubén Castro 6
Cesc Fàbregas 5
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