NEWS
Tuesday December 11 2018
Barcelona lose possession in the Champions League for the first time in 12 years

Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur saw them concede possession in a Champions League game for the first time in 12 years.

Barca fielded a second-string XI for Tuesday’s visit of Tottenham, given they had already won Group B and qualified for the knockout stages.

They subsequently faced Spurs without the usual edge to their play, while the Londoners’ performance resembled their need for at least a draw at Camp Nou.

That resulted in the Blaugrana seeing just 48.8 percent of the ball, in contrast to Tottenham’s superior statistic of 51.2%.

Werder Bremen were the last Champions League team to have more possession than the Catalans, all the way back in 2006.

On that occasion, the Bundesliga side lost 2-0 but nonetheless had 57.1% of the ball.

Football Italia website