The Barça keeper continues to make history and has equalled Zubi’s appearance record -just another fact following on from the game in Gijon.
►The game at El Molinon saw Valdes equal Andoni Zubizarreta’s record of 301 league
appearances -the highest of any Barça keeper.
►Valdés has also gone three games unbeaten (against Atlètico Madrid, BATE Borissov and
►The team set a new record of scoring in the last 24 away games.
►Sunday’s was the first away win of the season, following draws in Anoeta and
►Sporting were the only team not to concede three or more goals in a league game
against Barça last season.
►Adriano scored with his only effort on target during the whole game.
►Pep Guardiola played with a three man back line . After Abidal’s injury, Maxwell
and Piqué came on and the team reverted to a back four.
►Barça enjoyed 79% possession in the first half and 69% after the break, making 808
successful passes against 206 for Sporting.
►Barça had 14 shots on target against 4 for Sporting.
►Xavi completed 132 passes from the 145 he attempted.
►Mascherano recovered most possession (16 times)