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Messi and Arda will be facing each other once again. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Barça and Atlético Madrid have been drawn together in the quarter finals of the Champions League. They are two sides that know each other very well, and a glance at their stats in Europe this season are revealing of two very different approaches to the game. Barça are by the superior side when it comes to passing, but Atlético, who are one of just two teams to have come this far without losing a match, have dangers of their own, and both sides have scored the same number of goals in the competition

Here is a rundown of the team’s stats from the ten games they have already played in the current Champions League:

 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Wins 6 7
Draws
1 1
Defeats
1 0
Goals for
20 20
Goals against
6 4
Goals from penalties
3 0
Goals from headers
3 4
Goals from inside area
18 17
Goals from outside area
2 3
Shots at goal
77 65
Passes completed
5.579 3.083
Average possession
62% 46%
Corners
55 37
Fouls committed
89 116
Fouls received
123 118
Yellow cards
15 16
Red cards
0 0

*Source: uefa.com

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