300 in a row for Barca

Barcelona report that their team achieved a unique statistic on Sunday evening against Real Zaragoza.

The club recorded 64 per cent possession in Week 31’s 3-0 win at La Romareda, which according to their official website, was the 300th consecutive match that the team have dominated ball possession.

Across six competitions, Barca have apparently held 51 per cent or higher ball possession in every game since May 7, 2008, when Real Madrid were the last team to hold higher ball possession during the 90.

Barca report that the 300 games are divided across 185 in La Liga, 62 in the Champions League, 39 in the Copa del Rey, eight in the Spanish Supercup, four in the Club World Cup and two in the UEFA Supercup.

The data has also been recorded as under three different Coaches – the final two games of Frank Rijkaard’s reign, all 247 of Pep Guardiola’s tenure, and so far the first 51 under Tito Vilanova.

La Blaugrana’s record high possession during this run was recorded earlier this season at Celtic Park, when they held 89 per cent of the ball against Celtic.

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