Saturday, 6 June 2015

Barcelona break loads of Champions League records - Patrice Evra sets a less wanted first

Barcelona didn't just win the Champions League - they set a few impressive records too. As for Patrice Evra…
Barcelona: more reason to celebrate than they realise
Barcelona: more reason to celebrate than they realise

Barcelona are a bit good, aren't they?

Sure, winning the Champions League by beating Juventus 3-1 in a fantastic final was a brilliant achievement in itself.

And yes, bagging a treble in Luis Enrique's first season as manager is worth a big tip of the hat.

But during the 90 minutes against Juve, even the most ardent Barca fans might not realise just how many records their team broke:

Xavi broke the record for the most Champions League appearances (151)

Andres Iniesta became the first player to assist a goal in three different Champions League finals
Neymar's goal meant Barcelona are the first team to have two players score 10+ in goals in the same Champions League season (Messi is the other)

Barcelona became the first team to score a goal with the last kick of a European Cup final (we think)
Sadly for Patrice Evra, he set a record too: the first player to lose three finals with three different clubs (Monaco, Man United, Juventus)

Sorry Pat… :(