Inter v Barcelona: passing statistics

April 20, 2010

Even taking into account the fact that it’s Barcelona we’re dealing with, these passing statistics really are quite incredible.

Only the two players who didn’t complete the game – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Abidal – break the pattern that every Barcelona player completed more passes than every Inter player.

The graph again shows the incredible influence Xavi has on games, and it’s getting to the point where it would be a huge shock if he played in a game and didn’t complete by far and away the most number of passes.

If the passing graphs against Arsenal showed that you can’t out-pass Barcelona, this one (combined with the result) demonstrates that you don’t need to.

Stats taken from

An asterisk before the name donates the player was substituted.

An asterisk after the name donates the player was a substitute.

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