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Leo Messi scored his 20th goal against Atlético in the league / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona overturned a goal deficit to earn a 1-2 win over Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón thanks to goals from Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi.

We take a look at the ten statistics that stood out from Barça’s triumph in the Spanish capital.

1. Messi continued his habit of scoring against Atlético. Despite starting the match as a substitute, the Argentine entered the field in the second half and popped up with the winning goal on 77 minutes. With that goal, Messi takes his tally against the Madrid club to 20 in 19 league matches, making Atlético his favourite opponent ahead of Sevilla (19).


2. Of the current Barça squad, only Neymar has scored against Atlético in four different competitions, with two goals in the Copa del Rey, two in La Liga, one in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup. After his excellent free-kick on Saturday, Neymar has scored more goals at the Vicente Calderón than any other away ground in La Liga (4).


 

 

3. Marc-André ter Stegen made his league debut, and in turn became the 54th different keeper in the club’s history to compete in a domestic game. The German made a total of 28 passes with an 82.1% success rate.

 

 


 

 

4. Barça’s unbeaten league streak against Atlético now stretches to eleven matches – nine wins and two draws – making it the Catalans’ best run of all time against Los Rojiblancos.

 

 


5. Diego Simeone and Luis Enrique have met on five occasions as managers. The Argentine recorded two victories when the Asturian was at Celta Vigo, while the Barça boss has won all three league encounters since taking over at the Camp Nou last summer.


6. Saturday’s victory extends Barça’s unbeaten run in the league to 17 matches, 15 of which have ended in victory. Away from home, the streak now stands at 12 games, with eleven wins and one draw.


 

7. Rafinha started his second match of the season, completing the full 90 minutes. The Brazilian international started out on the right wing before moving into midfield following the introduction of Messi.

 

 

 


8. Despite not getting his name on the scoresheet, Luis Suárez played an influential role in the victory. The Uruguayan provided the pass for Messi’s winner, taking his tally of assists to three in the opening six matches of the season.

 

 


9. Sergi Roberto put in another solid performance in his unfamiliar right-back spot. The 23-year-old attempted 73 passes with an 89% success rate while also making an excellent challenge late on to deny Carrasco.


 

10. Barça’s win on Saturday makes it their sixth in a row on the back of an international break and the 14th in six seasons. The last time Barça lost after international matches was in 2010 against Hércules.

FC Barcelona overturned a goal deficit to earn a 1-2 win over Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón thanks to goals from Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi.

We take a look at the ten statistics that stood out from Barça’s triumph in the Spanish capital.

1. Messi continued his habit of scoring against Atlético. Despite starting the match as a substitute, the Argentine entered the field in the second half and popped up with the winning goal on 77 minutes. With that goal, Messi takes his tally against the Madrid club to 20 in 19 league matches, making Atlético his favourite opponent ahead of Sevilla (19).


2. Of the current Barça squad, only Neymar has scored against Atlético in four different competitions, with two goals in the Copa del Rey, two in La Liga, one in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup. After his excellent free-kick on Saturday, Neymar has scored more goals at the Vicente Calderón than any other away ground in La Liga (4).


3. Marc-André ter Stegen made his league debut, and in turn became the 54th different keeper in the club’s history to compete in a domestic game. The German made a total of 28 passes with an 82.1% success rate.

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4. Barça’s unbeaten league streak against Atlético now stretches to eleven matches – nine wins and two draws – making it the Catalans’ best run of all time against Los Rojiblancos.


5. Diego Simeone and Luis Enrique have met on five occasions as managers. The Argentine recorded two victories when the Asturian was at Celta Vigo, while the Barça boss has won all three league encounters since taking over at the Camp Nou last summer.


6. Saturday’s victory extends Barça’s unbeaten run in the league to 17 matches, 15 of which have ended in victory. Away from home, the streak now stands at 12 games, with eleven wins and one draw.


7. Rafinha started his second match of the season, completing the full 90 minutes. The Brazilian international started out on the right wing before moving into midfield following the introduction of Messi.

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8. Despite not getting his name on the scoresheet, Luis Suárez played an influential role in the victory. The Uruguayan provided the pass for Messi’s winner, taking his tally of assists to three in the opening six matches of the season.


9. Sergi Roberto put in another solid performance in his unfamiliar right-back spot. The 23-year-old attempted 73 passes with an 89% success rate while also making an excellent challenge late on to deny Carrasco.


10. Barça’s win on Saturday makes it their sixth in a row on the back of an international break and the 14th in six seasons. The last time Barça lost after international matches was in 2010 against Hércules.

 

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