Photomontage of Xavi against Real.

Barça dominated possession against Real Sociedad on Wednesday- to such an extent that Xavi Hernández made 137 passes – only 20 less than the whole of the Real side.

Barça made 807 passes and Real 157.


Barça enjoyed record possession for this season of   83%, beating their previous best of 82% against Celtic.


Barça had 26 shots, against 3 for Real. That is Barça’s highest number of shots in a game this season – one more than against Cartegena in the second leg of the Spanish Cup last 16  tie.


Barça have now won their last 7 Spanish Cup games –something that hasn’t happened since 1981


Zubikarai’s was the third own goal for Barça in this season’s Spanish Cup –after Mariano Sánchez (FCB-Cartagena) and Juanfran (Llevant-FCB)


Sergio Busquets has now scored 11 goals since he made his debut in 2008 and Wednesday’s was his first in the Cup, having previously scored 5 in the Lliga, 4 in the  Champions League and 1 in the World Club Cup.


Busquets has already scored more goals this season -3 than in any other season.


The Barça number 16 was also the Barça player who won most possession back, with 14 interventions – one more than de Mascherano (13).