50 goals from @andresiniesta8 with FC Barcelona. All the facts and figures from the win at the Bernabeu
Iniesta reached his half century with his first ever goal at the Bernabeu
Leo Messi is the first ever Barça player to score a hat trick away to Real Madrid
The 3-4 win at the Bernabéu provided a host of interesting facts and figures:
- Andrés Iniesta reached his half century of goals with the first team when he opened the scoring last night. Iniesta has scored 22 League goals, 10 in the Champions League, 1 in the Spanish Super Cup and 6 in the Spanish Cup. Sunday’s was his first ever goal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
- The Barça number 8 has never been on the losing side in a game in which he has scored for Barça or Spain.
- Sunday’s was Iniesta’s second goal in a Clasico, following his stike at the Camp Nou in the second leg of the 2011 Spanish Super Cup.
- Leo Messi became the first Barça player to claim a hat trick at the Santiago Bernabéu.
- Messi also scored three against Real Madrid in the 2006/07 season in the 3-3 draw at the Camp Nou.
- The Argentinean has now bagged 21 goals against Real Madrid – more than he’s scored against any other side.
- Leo Messi, overtook Hugo Sánchez and Di Stéfano as the leading scorer in the fixture, with 14 league goals to add to his 5 in the Spanish Super Cup and 2 in the Champions. Will he break his duck in the Cup against Madrid in this year’s Final next month?
- Barça put an end to Madrid’s 31 game unbeaten run.
- Matino sent out the same XI which beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Camp Nou, when Messi and Alves were the scorers.
- Sunday’s was the first in eight away league games that Barça had opened the scoring, following the defeat in Bilbao (1-0), the win in Getafe (2-5), the drawn games against Atletico Madrid (0-0) and Llevant (1-1), the win against Seville (1-4) and the defeats against Real Societat (3-1) and Valladolid . The last time they’d scored first on the road was in the 1-4 victory over Betis on November 10 (1-4).