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FC Barcelona’s victory over Porto by the numbers

The biggest news was the FC Barcelona qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League thanks to the 2-1 win against Porto, and almost certainly as Group H winners. But there were other stats worth exploring, so let’s dig in…

Porto beaten again

No side has played as many times against Barça in this competition (5) and lost every time as Porto now have. In all European competitions that is now 14 games at home to Portuguese sides without defeat (just a couple of 0-0 draws with Benfica). Barça’s last home defeat was to Porto in the 1972/73 season, but that was in the UEFA Cup.

100 per cent at home

Barça have won all three home fixtures, against Antwerp (5-0), Shakhtar (2-1) and Porto (2-1), for the first time in a Champions League group since 2017/18.


Third best crowd at Montjuïc

43,533 people came to the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on Tuesday evening, an attendance thus far only surpassed by the Clásico (50,112) and the game with Betis (45,055).

Araujo debuts as captain

With Sergi Roberto on the bench and Ter Stegen injured, Ronald Araujo got to wear the captain’s armband for the first time in a competitive game last night.



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