Goal of David Villa PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB.

Madrid and Barça have the two most lethal attacks in the league – Barça have scored 82 goals so far this season and Madrid 62 – but their attacking philosophies, and indeed the way they concede goals, are markedly different as the analysis below shows.

HOW ?

Leo Messi’s 38 goals are the difference between the two, with Madrid more effective in the air . Curiously, Barça conceded their first goal from a header so far this season in their last league game against Seville, when Botia scored the opener at the Camp Nou.

GOALS SCORED HEAD LEFT FOOT RIGHT FOOT OWN GOALS TOTAL
7 20 33 2 62
2 47 32 1 82
GOALS CONCEDED HEAD LEFT FOOT RIGHT FOOT OWN GOAL TOTAL
3 9 10 1 23
1 11 15 1 28

WHEN?

Barça have scored most goals half way through the first half and towards the end of the second, whilst Madrid tend to score in the middle of the second half.

GOALS SCORED (MINUTES) 0-15
16-30
31-45
46-60
61-75 76-90
10 12 10 6 16 8
10 18 12 16 7 19
GOALS CONCEDED (MINUTES) 0-15
16-30
31-45
46-60
61-75 76-90
3 4 6 2 4 4
1 8 6 4 3 6


WHERE?

Perhaps rather surprisingly, Barça have scored twice as many long range goals than Madrid, though 25 of the 28 they’ve conceded have been scored form inside their box.

SCORED INSIDE THE BOX OUTSIDE THE BOX
FREE KICKS PENALTIES
48 6 3 5
64 11 3 4
CONCEDED
INSIDE THE BOX
OUTSIDE THE BOX
FREE KICKS
PENALTIES
18 3 1 2
23 1 2 2

 

HOW ARE THEY SCORING?

The two are by far the leading shot makers in the competition, with Madrid shooting more, but Barça proving the more accurate.


SHOTS
ON TARGET RESULTING IN A GOAL
365 53,7 % 17 %
288 56,9 % 28,5 %

 

Barça are by far the team who make most passes, with Madrid third in this table behind second placed Athletic Bilbao. Madrid have, however , made more crosses into the box.

 


PASSES
COMPLETED
CENTRES
CENTRES COMPLETED
11.693 80,9 % 553 20,8 %
18.971 89,8 % 369 22,8 %

*Stats courtesy of the Opta Sports Agency