Neymar Jr scored his 32nd goal as a blaugrana/ PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona had not beaten Atlético Madrid in six matches, their last win coming on 12 May 2013 when they won 2-1 in the Vicente Calderón. The last six meetings, all last season, had ended with five draws and a defeat for the blaugranes.

  • Neymar Jr scored his 32nd goal as a blaugrana. Of those goals, 15 have allowed FC Barcelona to go ahead in the game.
  • Luis Suárez scored his fifth goal for Barça. Every time he scores, the blaugranes win.
  • Leo Messi scored his 25th goal of the season. Against Atlético he recorded appearance number 450 for the Club.
  • The last quarter of an hour is Leo Messi’s favourite time of the game. This season he has scored eight goals in the final 15 minutes.
  • It is the third time that Neymar, Suárez and Messi have scored in the same game. They have done so against Sevilla in the league (5-1) and Elche in the Cup (5-0). The three have started nine matches together.
  • Javier Mascherano, in match number 124 for the blaugranes, overtook Javier Saviola to become the Argentine with the second highest number of league appearances for Barça behind Leo Messi who is currently on 295.
  • FC Barcelona had almost 70% of possession even though the visitors were the team who lost the ball most, 86 times to Barça’s 78.The player who won the ball back on most occasions was Dain Alves with 9. He was followed by Piqué and Jordi Alba both on 7.
  • Luis Enrique’s side made more than twice the number of passes than their opponents, 624 to 311.Dani Alves made most passes for Barça with 85, then came Busquets on 73 and Jordi Alba on 71. Atlético’s best passer was Koke with 45.

Alvespasses against Atlético

Alves' passes against Atlético Madrid

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