Alexis celebrates his goal in Seville.

Alexis celebrates his goal in Seville. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Barça re-took top spot in the league with the win over Seville, as Atletico Madrid lost in Almeria to leave both level with Real Madrid on 57 points. Barça’s +46 goal difference is five better than Real Madrid (+41)  with Atletico on +40. Below we look at some of the facts and figures arising from the win at the Sanchez Pijuan.

It’s the first time three teams have been level at the top of the Spanish League for 20 years, when Barça, Madrid and Depor were level in week 24 of the 1992-93 season.


 

Barça equalled their record of seven straight league visits to Seville without defeat.


 

Alexis Sánchez scored his fourteenth league goal of the season, which leaves him fourth in the goalscorers’ table, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (22), Diego Costa (20) and Griezmann (15).


 

The team have now scored 5 goals from dead ball situations in the last 7 games, with Alexis, Busquets, Puyol and Piqué (2) all scoring.


 

Unai Emery has still not beaten Barça and has now lost 12 and drawn 5 of the 17 games he’s been in charge of teams against Barça.


 

Seville had more shots than Barça (15-9), whilst Barça completed more than twice as many passes (599) than their hosts (290).


 

Xavi Hernández made most passes (84 of 88 completed).


 

Gerard Piqué recovered most posession (14).