Barcelona’s defensive vulnerability in 3 charts

Barcelona are not as solid defensively as they were last season. In 44 games they have already conceded the same number of goals (38) they did in the entire 2014/2015 season (60 games).

In order to further explore this, we made 3 charts comparing defensive parameters of Barcelona with all the other teams of the five main European leagues. For comparison reasons, we added Barcelona’s performance last season (2014/2015).

A short summary of the charts below is that this season, Barcelona allow opponents to have more shots and chances than during the 2014/2015 season. As a direct consequence we have more goals against and Barcelona’s keepers are forced to make much more saves.

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Chart 1 – Shots against/game vs. % of shots against that were goals.

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Chart 2 – Shots against/game vs. goals against/game.

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Chart 3 – Shots against/game vs. goalkeeper saves/game.

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