- Barça have equalled their undefeated record set in 2009/10 with last night's win over Racing Santander. They have now gone 12 games unbeaten: three Supercup matches, seven Liga games, and two Champions League fixtures.

- Éric Abidal, had a superb game, winning back the most balls in last night's match, a total of 18.

- In league games at the Camp Nou, Barça have scored an astounding 21 goals, averaging 5.25 goals a match.

- Barça top the league with 17 points, and are still the highest scoring team with 26.

- Having scored twice against Racing, Messi has now scored 196 goals in official appearances for Barça, breaking Kubala's long standing goal scoring record. The Argentinian is now the second highest goalscorer in club history, only bettered by César, with 235 goals to his name.

- Between this season and the end of the last, Barça have gone 7 games without conceding a league goal.

- Barça only made 5 fouls against Racing, while the visitors committed 17.

- Barça made a total of 907 good passes, to Racing's 129.

- Xavi has scored in three consecutive league games. He scored against Real Sociedad, Osasuna and then Racing. The header against the Cantabrians marks his best ever start to a season in terms of goals scored.

Milan win

One of Barcelona’s Champions League rivals, AC Milan, also won their league fixture yesterday. Maximiliano Allegri’s side beat Palermo (3-0) with goals from Nocerino, Robinho and Cassano.

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