One look at the stats shows just how dominant Barça were against Villarreal in the league opener.
►Barça enjoyed nearly 75% of possession.
►Barça made 981 passes, against Villarreal’s 313.
►70% of possession occurred in Villarreal’s half.
►Keita made most tackles -12.
►Thiago made most passes (108 successful out of 120).
►Barça have won 28 out of their 30 opening day games at home.
►The 5-0 result is Barça’s best result against Villarreal, beating the 2006/07
►It was the first time Barça opened their league campaign with a 5-0 win.
►It’s the sixth 5-0 win of the Guardiola era, following the victories over
Almeria, Deportivo, Seville, Madrid and Real Sociedad.
►The three players who joined the first team squad this summer - Thiago, Cesc and
Alexis – all scored.
►Leo Messi has scored in all three competitions he’s taken part in this season-
Spanish and European Super Cups and La Lliga.