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Neymar on his knees celebrating one of his goals

Neymar Jr celebrates one of his two goals / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

All the facts and stats from Barça’s 2-1 win against Villarreal:

  • Neymar had a productive week with 3 goals against Celtic in the Champions League and 2 in the league against Villarreal
  • Barça made 888 passes, 783 of them completed
  • Jordi Alba made the most passes (115), completing (103).
  • Barça has gone on to win in the 17 matches they have opened the scoring.
  • Barça have won every league match played in the Camp Nou in 2013.
  • Barça dominated possession: 77% to 23%.
  • Jordi Alba (10) and Gerard Piqué (9) were the most effective in recovering the ball.
  • Barça hit the woodwork twice, firstly Alex Song and then Neymar.
  • Barça were involved in more than twice as many actions as Villarreal (1,112 compared to 498).
  • Barça made 13 goal attempts compared to just 3 from Villarreal.
  • Barça have conceded 10 goals in the league, 4 of which have come from corners.
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