Anfield Was the 'grave' of the Barça


The striking data of the Barça in the last edition of the Champions

Published:6/06/2019 - 17:32h

Updated:6/06/2019 - 17:32h

The FC Barcelona was decided to do with the Champions League the past campaign, but finally the Liverpool finished in Anfield with the dream of the Barcelona. Recently it has gone out to the light a striking statistical data of the culés

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The FC Barcelona began the season with illusions renewed and with win to do with all the titles. In LaLiga Santander, the aim achieved without need to play the last three parties of the competition, with the mathematical proclamation of the championship culé. Later, the things were not so well in Champions League.

The team of Ernesto Valverde jumped to the terrain of game of the Camp Nou to face up to the Liverpool and, in spite of that the English were upper in almost all the fields of the game, did not go it in the section goleador, with the apparition of a celestial Leo Messi that, with two goals, added to Luis Suárez (with one) to put an advantage of 3-0.

But in Anfield the things were very distinct. In English terrain, went the FC Barcelona the one who forgave some occasions of clear goal and finish it paying in front of a Liverpool that always believed in his possibilities. At the end, the English faith translated in the end of the European dream of the Barça and in one of the worst nights of the recent history of the club.

It calls the attention especially a statistical data that the FC Barcelona harvested in the already past edition of the Champions League: the culés ran less quilómetros that his rival in absolutely all the meetings of the competition. There was not neither one only in which the Barcelona players did more visited that his rival.

By a part, said data reflects the fact that the FC Barcelona finds in the possession of the ball a resource to save energies. Move the balloon supposes that the rival have to run more behind the same with the aim to recover it, something that works like offensive weapon and also defensive.

But maybe the data to run less than the rival also can exemplify the confidence of a team to exert superiority on the another. In Anfield, the Liverpool ran almost 7 quilómetros more than the FC Barcelona and attained him go through on. The use of the route of these distances also is an absolutely key factor.

The metres visited by the Barcelona in Champions

Phase Groups

  • FCB - PSV Eindhoven: 100.718 m. / 106.258 m.
  • Tottenham - FCB: 117.893 m. / 108.331 m.
  • FCB - Inter Milan: 105.360 m. / 110.896 m.
  • Inter Milan - FCB: 116.265 m. / 109.559 m.
  • PSV Eindhoven - FCB: 108.061 m. / 102.456 m.
  • FCB - Tottenham: 113.938 m. / 120.407 m.

Eighth of final

  • Olympique Lyon - FCB: 107.233 m. / 102.050 m.
  • FCB - Olympique Lyon: 103.410 m. / 105.466 m.


  • Manchester United - FCB: 106.285 m./ 103.972 m.
  • FCB - Manchester United: 103.657 m. / 106.531 m.


  • FCB - Liverpool: 109.717 m. / 111.131 m.
  • Liverpool - FCB: 112.073 m. / 105.453 m.

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