Are Barcelona the Spanish Liverpool?- Four league defeats this 2016-17 season to teams outside the Top 9

Are Barcelona the Spanish Liverpool? Given the presence of ex-Reds Suarez and Mascherano and the rumours of the Blaugrana moving for Philippe Coutinho, one would say yes. And here is another stat which makes Luis Enrique’s side look like the Spanish Liverpool- all of Barca’s four league defeats have come against teams OUTSIDE the top 9.

The Blaugrana, as mentioned above, have suffered four defeats in the league this season (including this weekend’s reverse at Malaga). Three of those games have been away from home (Celta Vigo, Deportivo La Coruna and Malaga), and one at the Nou Camp (Deportivo Alaves)

Liverpool, like Barca, have a flawless record against the remaining members of the top six this season, but seem to have issues beating supposedly “lower” opponents.

The common factor in these Barca defeats? Continue reading “Are Barcelona the Spanish Liverpool?- Four league defeats this 2016-17 season to teams outside the Top 9”

First Spanish Real Madrid player to score a league hat trick since Raul (2009)- Alvaro Morata

It’s been eight years since a Spanish striker scored a league hat trick for Real Madrid, one of Spain’s top clubs. Quite an interesting stat, but that is precisely what happened when Alvaro Morata netted thrice for Zinedine Zidane’s side in their 4-2 away win at Leganes on 5 April, 2017.

Morata’s three goals in midweek now mean that he is Real’s second highest league scorer this season, behind Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also the first Spanish striker to score a league hat-trick for Real since the legendary Raul Gonzalez did so against Sevilla back in 2008 Continue reading “First Spanish Real Madrid player to score a league hat trick since Raul (2009)- Alvaro Morata”

FC Porto Crowd Attendances 2016-17

Last Updated after Porto vs Paços de Ferreira
Highest Attendance was on 6 November 2016- 50019.(Benfica)
Lowest Attendance was on 15 December 2016- 14228.( Belenenses)

17 August 2016Roma46310
20 August 2016Estoril36210
10 September 2016Vitoria Guimaraes40105
14 September 2016Kobenhavn34325
23 September 2016Boavista31210
22 October 2016Arouca31310
2 November 2016Club Brugge32310
6 November 2016Benfica50019
29 November 2016Belenenses14228
3 December 2016Sporting Braga31219
7 December 2016Leicester City39310
15 December 2016Maritimo22208
19 December 2016Chaves35210
29 December 2016Feirense41305
15 January 2017Moreirense32230
21 January 2017Rio Ave43328
4 February 2017Sporting Cp48329
17 February 2017Tondela35210
22 February 2017Juventus49229
4 March 2017Nacional39230
19 March 2017Vitoria Setubal49417
8 April 2017Belenses41322
23 April 2017Feirense39229
14 May 2017Pacos de Ferreira25416

Borussia Dortmund Crowd Attendances 2016-17

Last Updated after Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen.
Highest Attendance was 81360- From a number of games as seen in the table below.
Lowest Attendance was on 22 November 2016- 55094.(Legia Warszawa)

27 August 2016Mainz81360
17 September 2016Darmstadt81360
23 September 2016Freiburg80800
27 September 2016Real Madrid65849
14 October 2016Hertha BSC80800
26 October 2016Union Berlin79037
29 October 2016Schalke80179
2 November 2016Sporting CP65849
19 November 2016Bayern Munchen81360
22 November 2016Legia Warszawa55094
3 December 2016Borussia Monchengladbach81360
20 December 2016Augsburg81360
4 February 2017RB Leipzig81360
8 February 2017Hertha BSC80500
18 February 2017Wolfsburg56906
4 March 2017Bayer Leverkusen79100
8 March 2017Benfica65849
17 March 2017Ingolstadt81360
4 April 2017Hamburger SV81360
12 April 2017Monaco65849
15 April 2017Eitracht Frankfurt81360
29 April 2017Koln81360
6 May 2017Hoffenheim81360
20 May 2017Werder Bremen81360