The data that highlights the aim and the little luck that Barça has had in LaLiga

FC Barcelona has managed to position itself as the third team with the best scoring performance in LaLiga so far in the 2023-24 season. Until now, He has scored 61 goals in 30 games, being surpassed only by Real Madrid (66) and Girona (62). Despite having good numbers, the Barça team has suffered a notable lack of effectiveness and, in some cases, bad luck in sending the ball to the back of the net.

This great lack of luck in front of the goal can be explained with a piece of information provided by the newspaper ‘AS’. The Catalan team, together with Athletic Club, It is the team that has hit the woodwork the most times, with a total of 16 times in 30 games As for LaLiga. This surpasses clubs like Real Madrid and Sevilla, with 15, and Real Sociedad with 14. Furthermore, crashing shots off the posts have not only been a frustrating moment in the duel, but some of them have even prevented key scores. that would have allowed the club to add three points.

The times in which Barcelona has ‘hit’ the woodwork in LaLiga

FC Barcelona has had matches in which it has hit the crossbar on two occasions, such as in the matches against Villarreal CF, Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. This has had a direct impact on the results. For example, In the clash against the ‘franjirrojos’, if one of Raphinha’s two shots had entered the goal, Barça could have obtained the necessary advantage to add three points instead of one. Another case was in the Clásico, where if one of the two shots on the post, whether Fermín López or Iñigo Martínez, had gone in, at least the match would have been tied, adding at least one point.

It is worth mentioning that, in addition to these games in which shots against the posts had a direct impact, There were also other confrontations in which it went more unnoticed because the final result was favorable for the Barcelona team.. This happened in matches against Cádiz CF, CA Osasuna, Athletic Club, Sevilla FC, Atlético de Madrid, RCD Mallorca, Real Betis, Celta de Vigo, UD Almería and UD Las Palmas. This data is not encouraging and may partly explain why the Catalan team has lacked its usual scoring force in LaLiga.

Speaking of shots crashed into the pipes by the culé team, The most affected are two players, João Félix and Lamine Yamal, each with four. . . . They are then followed by Raphinha with two and Pablo Gavi, Robert Lewandowski, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Fermín López and Iñigo Martínez with one. As a relevant fact, forward Iñaki Williams, from Athletic Club, is the one who has hit the woodwork the most times in all of LaLiga, with 5.

Other data that exposes the lack of scoring effectiveness of FC Barcelona in LaLiga

Not only that, in addition to the balls crashing into the posts, FC Barcelona has a hard time converting the scoring opportunities it creates. According to ‘Sofascore’ metrics, Barça has an average of 3.6 clear scoring chances per game, being the best team in the ‘top 5’ of LaLiga in this regard.

Nevertheless, leads the average of clear missed chances per game with a total of 2.3. In addition, they are the second team in LaLiga’s ‘top 5’ that sends the most shots outside the three sticks, with an average of 5.5 per game, only surpassed by Real Madrid with 5.8. They are also the second best team among the top five in terms of shots on goal, with an average of 6 per game, being surpassed only by the merengue team with 6.4.

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