11 different goalscorers in nine official matches

Celebrating one of the four goals / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Messi, Neymar, Pedro, Alexis, Cesc, Xavi, Piqué, Adriano, Alves, Sergio and Bartra have all scored at least one official goal this season

We look at some of the interesting facts surrounding last night’s win over Real Sociedad:

– Following the goals scored by Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra, no fewer than 11 different players have now scored for FCB in official matches this season.

Marc Bartra hadn’t scored since May 2011 in Malaga. Last night he got his second goal for Barça.

Sergio Busquets has scored nine in 243 games for FC Barcelona. He got three in 2008/09; one in 2009/10; another in 2010/11; two in 2011/12; one in 2012/13; and has one so far this season.

Messi got his seventh league goal of the 2013/14 season and stays top of the goalscoring table.

– With 323 official goals, Messi has equalled Raúl and has Zarra in his sights (335 goals).

– Messi has scored in the last 13 league games at the Camp Nou, every one since the win against Zaragoza last term.

– The Argentinian has scored from 14 headers during his career, 13 times for Barça and once for his country.

– The 13 headers for Barça make up 4% of his overall total. This was his first headed goal since January 24, 2013.

Neymar scored his first league goal in his sixth appearance. Coincidentally, two other Brazilians, Romario (1993) and Rivaldo (1997), also scored their first Barça goals against Real Sociedad

– Neymar has given an assist in his last five matches, against Valencia, Sevilla, Ajax, Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad.

– On Tuesday, Barça completed 93% of their passes, the team’s highest tally of the season.

– Barça ended the game with Real Sociedad with nine products of its youth system on the field.

– Barça have never lost a league match played on Tuesday. So far, they have won 17 and drawn four.