Iniesta controls the ball with his left foot while Schöne watches from a distance of two metres

Iniesta during the match. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ – FCB

All the facts and figures from FC Barcelona’s first defeat of the season against Ajax (2-1) in the Amsterdam Arena:

  • This was the first time Pinto has conceded a goal in the Champions league
  • Actual playing time was 54 minutes and nine seconds; play was stopped for 40 minutes and 57 seconds.
  • After going  20 games without defeat, last night’s result means that FC Barcelona just miss out on matching their best start to a season (21 matches unbeaten)
  • Barça completely dominated the second half with 61.4% possession.
  • Pedro made his 50th appearance in the Champions League.  He’s scored 14 goals in the competition.
  • Barça made 917 actions compared with 596 from Frank de Boer’s Ajax.
  • Ajax had 10 shots and Barça 7.
  • Barça made 695 passes, 583 completed.
  • Ajax committed 21 fouls compared to 17 by Barça.
  • Barça received 5 yellow cards (Fàbregas, Piqué, Montoya, Iniesta and Neymar) and Ajax two (Van Rhijn and Schöne).
  • Cesc Fàbregas picked up his third yellow card and will be suspended for the last group match against Celtic.