A great year for records
FC Barcelona have had an incredible year as they have won no less than 44 of their 58 official matches in 2010 while losing just five and drawing nine. That run has led to win the Spanish league title and the Spanish Super Cup.
Barcelona (FCB).- The goalless draw against Athletic Club de Bilbao on Tuesday night in the Copa del Rey drew the Blaugrana's calendar year to a close and the last 12 months have been very positive not just for the style of play but also for the statistics recorded.
Goalscoring has been an area where Barça have had on problem as they have netted an incredible 155 goals while the defence has also been great letting in just 37. That gave the team an average of 2.6 goals scored per game and just 0.6 goals conceded.
The good defensive work of the team was also highlighted by the fact that Pep Guardiola's side kept a clean sheet on 29 occasions, which equates to 50 per cent of all their games.
At the other end the percentage of games in which Barça did not score any goals was just five.
Lionel Messi led the FC Barcelona goalscoring charts as he netted 58 goals himself and nobody else around the world was able to match his speed and ability. The second top scorer for the club was also homegrown as Pedro came to the fore with 20 goals in all competitions. The bronze position went to David Villa who scored 13 goals despite only playing for the club for four months.
Barça won two trophies during 2010 as they lifted the league title after winning against Real Valladolid on the last day of last season while Sevilla were defeat over two legs in the Spanish Super Cup before the new campaign kicked off.