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04.12.2007 16:11

The curse of the woodwork

Marc GuillÚn


FC Barcelona are one of the sides that has hit the woodwork the most times this season, hitting the post on 11 occasions, with Henry and Bojan the most unfortunate.


Saturday at Montju´c was just one more example, with both Xavi and Bojan hitting the upright.

fcbsevilla1_x14x.jpgBarša really are out of luck, in all competitions they have hit the post 14 times, 2 in the Cup, 1 in the Champions league and 11 in the League.

Lack of fortune

It has been in the league where Barša have hit the worst luck, hitting the post more than any other side.
On 11, they are followed by Real Madrid on 7, while AtlÚtico and Mallorca have five each. Espanyol have hit the post 3 times, Villarreal twice and Valencia just the once.

Henry and Bojan with 7 each

QM3D9672.jpgThierry Henry has scored 8 goals in all competitions, but it would have been better if he hadn’t hit the post 4 times.

And Bojan Krkic may have scored 3 goals, but he has also hit the woodwork 3 times too, while Deco has also been frustrated by the post on two occasions.
The curse of the woodwork
6 points less for Barša

If we can fantasize about these things, if it hadn’t been for hitting the post, Barša could have six points more. In Santander, Barša drew 0-0, with Henry hitting the post five minutes from the end. At Valladolid, Bojan’s potential winner struck the woodwork, while last week Barša were held by Espanyol despite Bojan and Xavi both being frustrated by their efforts hitting the Montju´c posts.


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