There will be a lot of talk about injuries and a lot more talk about Lionel Messi, but the following stats speak volumes:
Barcelona: 508 (84%)
Arsenal: 238 (69%)
Total Distance Covered
To be clear: Barca dominated possession, making a disproportionately high number of passes – they moved the ball at a dizzying speed.
And yet, in spite of all their possession, they covered more distance than us – they worked harder, which demonstrates their quite remarkable work ethic and determination to win the ball back.
We were the victims of a magnificent individual performance – but one facilitated by a truly fantastic team.