If there’s a Champions League game, there’s going to be a David Villa goal! The Spanish striker has scored three so far this season and is the team’s leading scorer in European games. Below are some more facts and figures from the Viktoria game.
► David Villa has now scored 30 goals in the 65 games he’s played in a Barça shirt: 21
in the league, 7 in the Champions League, 1 in the Spanish Cup and 1 in the Spanish Super Cup.
► Villa, who’s notched up more in Europe this campaign than any other Barça
player, has scored in each of this season’s Champions League games: from a free kick against
AC Milan, after winning a tackle against BATE and pouncing on the keeper’s parry against
► Messi and Pedro are the next highest Champions League scorers, with two each.
► CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia is the competition’s current highest scorer
with four goals, but Villa is the only player to have scored in each of the three games.
► Éric Abidal made most tackles for Barça with 12.
► Xavi put in the most kilometres -11.234 – and was also
the player who completed most passes(158).
► Xavi started his ninth game on the run on Wednesday night and the last time he
started on the bench was against Villarreal.
► Dani Alves also started his ninth consecutive game – he missed the Villarreal
game through suspension. Leo Messi started his eighth game on the run against Viktoria.
► Víctor Valdés enjoyed his fifth game on the run without conceding and has now gone
517 minutes unbeaten – just 60 short of the record he set last season, a record he will be
looking to beat against Seville on Saturday.
► There were 74.376 fans at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night – the ground has
recorded more than 70, 000 supporters at every one of the seven official games played so far this