Neymar has hit the woodwork twice this season. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

The last two Liga matches have seen Barça denied by the woodwork time and time again. Against Celta, the Catalans hit the post or crossbar four times, and the same thing happened three times in Almería. Against Elche and Villarreal Barça hit the woodwork twice.

In total, that’s 11 times in 11 games, an extraordinarily high number for a team that has scored 25 goals in the championship. In fact, it’s the highest number for any of the teams in the First Division.

TEAM
WOODWORK
FC Barcelona 11
R.Madrid
9
R.Sociedad
8
Villarreal
7
Celta
4
Levante
4
Elche
3
Sevilla
3
Espanyol
3
Malaga 3
Getafe
3
Almeria
3
Atlético Madrid
2
Deportivo La Coruña
2
Valencia
2
Granada
2
Rayo Vallecano 2
Cordoba 1
Eibar 0
Athletic Bilbao 0

*Source: Opta

Messi is the Barça player that has hit the woodwork the most, no fewer than six times, twice against each of Villarreal, Celta and Almería. The others were Neymar (2), Luis Suárez (1), Iniesta (1) and Munir (1).