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The team has had the best possession rating in its last 300 games

With 64% of the possession at La Romareda, Barça have now dominated the possession in no ferweert than 300 consectiuve matches. Not since May 7, 2008, nearly half a decade ago, has any team had more possession than barça ion any six different competitions. The last team to out-possess FCB was Real Madrid, way back in the second to last game of the 2007/08 season, when they edged it with 50.5 %.

Every match

Since then, Barça have played 185 Liga matches, 62 in the Champions League, 39 in the Copa del Rey, 8 in the Spanish Supercup, 4 in the Clubs World Cup and 2 in the European Supercup. Undert three different managers, Frank Rijkaard (2), Pep Guardiola (247) and Tito Vilanova (51), Barça have always been in control.

 Season Liga Champions Cup WCC Euro SC Spanish SC TOTAL
2007/08 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
2008/09 38 15 9 0 0 0 62
2009/10 38 12 4 2 1 2 59
2010/11 38 13 9 0 0 2 62
2011/12 38 12 9 2 1 2 64
2012/13 31 10 8 0 0 2 51
TOTAL 185 62 39 4 2 8 300


89% the record

Barça’s biggest ever possession count came this season at Celtic Park in the group stages of the Champions league. The Catalans had an astonishing 89% of the possession in Glasgow.

Controlling Europe

Barça’s famous combination football has been particularly impressive in Europe. The team has been far and away the superior side in both the possession and passing categories. In the latter, the only team that comes even remotely close is Bayern Munich, but even so, the Bavarians’ 4,595 passes are way short of Barcelona’s 6,588.

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