Mascherano taking on Marek Bakoš

  • FC Barcelona have played five games on Czech soil in the past. They have won twice, drawn once and lost twice.

 

  • Guardiola’s side has won their last three away games in Europe: 0-1 in Donetsk, 0-2 in Madrid and 0-5 in Minsk. They have beaten Porto 2-0 in Monaco.

 

  • Barça have allowed 395 goals in all European ties throughout the clubs history.

 

  • No team has scored more goals than Barça in this year’s edition (9). The Catalans have also won the highest number of corners (29).

 

  • David Villa is the only player that has scored in all three group games played to date.

 

  • Leo Messi has had the most shots on targets (8).

 

  • Viktoria Plzen are unbeaten at home this season. In their four European fixtures they have won three (all in the preliminary rounds) and drew with BATE (1-1).

 

  • Dani Alves is one yellow card away from a suspension.

 

  • Barça’s unbeaten streak stands at 22 matches, the last time the team lost was on April 30 away to Real Sociedad, 2-1).

 

  • Tonight’s referee is Austria’s Robert Schörgenhofer, who is in charge of his third ever game in the competition. He has never officiated in a game involving either Viktoria Plzen or Barça.