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Fourth goal of the season for Puyol / PHOTO: Miguel Ruiz - FCB

FC Barcelona’s victory over Zaragoza (1-4) left us with quite a few curious bits of data:

- Barça have scored 161 goals in official matches, beating the 157-goal record set by the team last season. Pep Guardiola’s men established a new Club record as they are now the team that have scored the most goals in a single season in Club history. The Azulgranas are averaging 2.98 goals per match.


- Messi has scored 38 goals in La Liga, equalling the marks set by Zarra (1950-51) and Hugo Sánchez (1989-90). The Barça player is two goals away from Cristiano Ronaldo’s record (2010-11).

- The last penalty saved by Víctor Valdés was in the Racing-Barça match in the first game of the 2010-11 season.

- Messi has scored in 100 different matches, a feat only equalled by Cesar Rodríguez. Moreover, the Argentine equalled Puskas as the 15th highest goal scorer in La Liga history.

- Puyol was the leader on defence, he won back 13 balls.

- Thiago Alcántara was the player with the most successful passes. Of his 95 attempts, he only missed 8.

- Messi has scored seven goals from his last three visits to La Romareda. The striker has 11 goals from 12 matches against Zaragoza.

- Cesc Fàbregas picked up his fifth yellow cars, he will miss Tuesday’s match against Getafe

- This was the team’s ninth consecutive win in La Liga, with 27 goal scored and conceding only 7.

- With his goal against Zaragoza, Carles Puyol continues to increase his goal tally in one season. This year he has four: two in La Liga, scored on the Aragón side and two in the Cup against Real Madrid and Valencia.

- Second goal in La Liga and eighth goal this season for Pedro Rodríguez. The Spanish striker hasn’t scored since January 25th, when Barça played against Real Madrid in the King’s Cup


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