Barça’s win at the José Zorrilla (1-3) has produced a number of curiosities, and here is a selection of the best:
- Barça’s spectacular start to the season continues. They have a
total of 49 points from a possible 51, from 16 wins and 1 draw with an
average of 3.35 goals scored per game.
- With two games yet to play before the halfway stage, Barça have
already secured the honorary ‘winter’ title for the nineteenth time. On
11 of the previous 18 times that they have done this, they have gone on
to become league champions.
- FC Barcelona have made 2012 their record breaking year. They have
set Liga records for the most wins (49) and the most goals (175).
- Messi has set the world record for a goals in a single calendar
year, with a grand total of 91, beating the previous all-time best set
in 1972 by Germany and Bayern’s Gert Müller, who got 85. The Argentinian
got 79 goals for Barça and another 12 for his national team.
- Saturday was the first time in this edition of La Liga that Leo
Messi has got one goal and one goal only. That continues his remarkable
record of 26 goals in 17 games so far.
- The Argentinian striker has scored in seven consecutive Liga
matches. That means he is one away from equalling his personal best of
eight in a row.
- Xavi, with five goals, is the team’s fifth highest scorer, after
Messi, Villa, Adriano and Cesc. He got Barça’s third and final goal
- Under Jordi Roura, the team enjoyed 66% of the possession and had
11 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Pedro and Messi hit the