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Chelsea vs FC Barcelona: 12 shots to 46 over both legs

Barça dominated against Chelsea over both legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-final: shots, completed passes, possession, corners… except one – goals scored. Xavi Hernández made more passes during the Camp Nou game than all the Chelsea players combined.


25 April 2012 09:01 PM


Roger Bogunyà

Barcelona (ACN).- It\u2019s sure to be a long time before there\u2019s another tie like the one Barça ended up losing against the Londoners. The stats from the two legs show an enormous difference between FC Barcelona and Chelsea  - with the only stat that really counts of course \u2013 the goals \u2013 favouring Chelsea. Di Matteo\u2019s team scored three times from four chances over the 180 minutes, whilst Barça scored twice from 11 chances on target. The total number of shots made by both teams was 46 from Barça (24 in London and 22 in the second leg) and just 12 from Chelsea (5 and 7).

73% possession over both games

The possession stats tell a similar story, with FC Barcelona enjoying 73% over both matches, completing 1,537 passes (782 in the first leg and 755 in the second), which was nearly five times more than Chelsea\u2019s 329 (194 and 135). In the end though, that just wasn\u2019t enough \u2013 and neither was the corner count: 18 against 2 over the whole tie.

Passes: Xavi matches the whole Chelsea team

There\u2019s no better example of Barça\u2019s impotence than the number of passes Xavi managed to complete \u2013a total of 295\u2013 just 34 less than the whole Chelsea team \u2013 even though he sat out the last few minutes at Stamford Bridge when the team were laying siege to the Chelsea goal. On Tuesday, Xavi completed 168 passes, against the 135 that Chelsea made.

One more astonishing stat that shows just what an amazing tie this was: Chelsea\u2019s three goals all came in injury time \u2013 in the first half at Stamford Bridge and in both halves at the Camp Nou.


  • FC Barcelona shot 46 times on target while Chelsea only did it on 12 occasions (by FC Barcelona)

  • FC Barcelona shot 46 times on target while Chelsea only did it on 12 occasions (by FC Barcelona)