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The 2018–19 season was Futbol Club Barcelona's 119th season in existence and the club's 88th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. Barcelona was involved in four competitions after winning the double of La Liga and Copa del Rey in the previous season.

Barcelona
2018–19 season
PresidentJosep Maria Bartomeu
Head CoachErnesto Valverde
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyRunners-up
UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finals
Supercopa de EspañaWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Lionel Messi (36)
All: Lionel Messi (51)
Highest home attendance98,299 vs Liverpool
(1 May 2019)[1]
Lowest home attendance42,838 vs Levante
(17 January 2019)[1]
Average home league attendance76,104[1]

Contents

Season overviewEdit

JuneEdit

On 3 June, Barcelona and defender Samuel Umtiti reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract for a further five seasons through to 2022–23 with a release clause of €500 million.[2]

On 11 June, Barcelona reached an agreement with Watford for the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu for €13 million plus €4 million in variables. Barcelona will also receive a percentage of any future transfer fee.[3]

JulyEdit

On 8 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande for the loan transfer of Paulinho for one season, with a subsequent purchase option for the Chinese club.[4]

On 9 July, Barcelona and Grêmio finalized the transfer of Arthur Melo following the agreement the two clubs reached in March for a transfer fee of €31 million plus €9 million in variables. The player will sign a contract for the next six seasons and the buyout clause is set at €400 million.[5]

On 12 July, Barcelona announced that they had paid the buyout clause for Clément Lenglet which stood at €35.9 million. The player, who joined from Sevilla, signed a contract with the club for the next five seasons and the buyout clause is set at €300 million.[6]

On 23 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Sivasspor for the loan transfer of Douglas for one season.[7]

On 23 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Deportivo La Coruña for the loan transfer of Adrián Ortolá for one season, with a subsequent purchase option for the A Coruña club.[8]

On 24 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Bordeaux for the transfer of Malcom for a transfer fee of €41 million plus €1 million in variables. The player signed a contract for the next five seasons until the end of 2022–23.[9]

AugustEdit

On 1 August, Barcelona and Everton reached an agreement for the transfer of Lucas Digne to the English club for an initial fee of €20.2 million and €1.5 million in variables.[10]

On 3 August, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Arturo Vidal to the Catalan club for the next three seasons for a fee of €18 million.[11]

On 4 August, Barcelona and Sevilla reached an agreement for the transfer of Aleix Vidal to the Andalusian club for a transfer fee of €8.5 million, plus €2 million in variables.[12]

On 9 August, Barcelona and Everton reached an agreement for the transfer of Yerry Mina for a fee of €30.25 million with an additional €1.5 million in variables. Barcelona also negotiated a buy-back clause in the transfer.[13] Additionally, André Gomes was loaned to Everton for the 2018–19 season. The English club agreed to pay a fee of €2.25 million for the single season.[14]

On 12 August, Barcelona defeated Sevilla 1–2 in the Spanish Super Cup at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Morocco; goals from Gerard Piqué and Ousmane Dembélé handed the Catalans their 13th Supercopa de España title. The trophy was the first won under the captaincy of Lionel Messi, who also claimed his record-breaking 33rd trophy with the club. Additionally, the match saw official debuts from Arthur, Lenglet, and Arturo Vidal.[15]

On 16 August, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Marlon to the Italian club Sassuolo for an initial fee of €6 million, including a buy-back clause for the Catalans. Barcelona will receive additional €6 million if Marlon makes 50 appearances for Sassuolo. If he would be sold before that, Barcelona will receive 50% of the future transfer fee.[16]

On 18 August, Barcelona defeated Alavés 3–0 with two goals from Messi, including the 6,000th La Liga goal in the club's history, and one from Coutinho to secure Barça an opening day victory for a tenth successive season.[17]

On 25 August, Barcelona defeated Real Valladolid 0–1, Barça made it two wins out of two thanks to a goal from Dembélé. The match also saw an official debut from Malcom.[18]

SeptemberEdit

On 2 September, Barcelona demolished newly promoted Huesca 8–2. A sensational Messi who scored 2 goals had the chance to get his hat-trick with a final minute penalty, but chose to be generous and gave the chance to Suárez who scored his 2nd goal of the game. Dembélé, Ivan Rakitić, Jordi Alba were also on the scoresheet, along with an own goal from Jorge Pulido.[19]

On 15 September, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1–2. Despite trailing at half time, goals from Suárez and Dembélé turned things around to make it four wins out of four in La Liga.[20]

On 18 September, Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 4–0 in their first Champions League game of the season. Another great performance of Messi as he managed his record-breaking 8th Champions League hat-trick and Dembélé notched the remaining goal from a solo effort to complete another victory for the Blaugrana side.[21]

On 23 September, Barcelona draw Girona 2–2. Sending off for Lenglet hinders home side, Messi and Piqué found the net for the Blaugrana.[22]

On 26 September, Barcelona lost to Leganés 2–1. Coutinho's opener counts for nothing as top against bottom clash took unexpected twist with two goals in a minute.[23]

On 29 September, Barcelona draw Athletic Bilbao 1–1. Substitutes Messi and Munir came to the rescue to salvage a draw at Camp Nou after Basques had taken 41st minute lead[24]

OctoberEdit

On 3 October, Barcelona defeated Tottenham 2–4, with some major changes in the starting eleven introducing Arthur as a starter for the first time in midfield, the benching of Dembele and putting Coutinho back in attack with Messi and Suarez. Valverde's men secured an important victory in a classic, end-to-end match in London to maintain their perfect start in the Champions League group stage.[25]

On 7 October, Barcelona drew with Valencia CF 1-1. Messi scored a beautiful equaliser after an early opener from Garay to earn the blaugranes a share of the spoils at Mestalla.[26]

On 20 October, Barcelona defeated Sevilla 4-2. Four goals and a sensational Messi and Ter Stegen snatched first place back from the leaders on a night that Leo Messi went off injured.[27]

On 24 October, Barcelona defeated Inter Milan 2-0. Rafinha and Jordi Alba's superb goals left the Catalans flying high in Champions League Group B with the maximum points at the halfway stage.[28]

On 28 October, in the first El Clásico of the season, and the first since 2007 not to feature Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 5–1 at the Camp Nou, with Luis Suárez scoring a hat-trick.[29]

NovemberEdit

On 3 November, Barca defeated Rayo Vallecano 2-3, two goals from Suárez and another from Ousmane Dembélé earned the Blaugranes a late win at Vallecas.[30]

On 6 November, Barca draw Inter Milan 1-1, Malcom's 1st goal was not enough at the Giuseppe Meazza after the equalizing goal of Icardi , but Barça still made the knockout stages with two games in hand.[31]

On 11 November, Barca lost 3-4 to Betis, The Andalusians spoiled Messi's return to action who scored 2 goals, with a shock victory in a dramatic encounter at the Camp Nou seeing Rakitic being sent off after picking his 2nd yellow card .[32]

On 24 November, Barca draw Atlético Madrid 1-1, Diego Costa's late header at the Wanda Metropolitano was cancelled out by Ousmane Dembélé after a brilliant pass of Messi in the final minute of normal time.in addition both Sergi Roberto and rafinha got injured after the game against Atlético [33]

On 28 November, Barca defeated PSV Eindhoven 1-2, Goals from a sensational Messi and Piqué clinched the points that ensure top spot in Champions League Group B with a game in hand.[34]

DecemberEdit

On 2 December, Barcelona defeated Villarreal 2-0 with goals from Gerard Piqué and Carles Aleñá, as well as a great all-round team performance which ensured the win and a clean sheet against worthy opponents.[35]

On 8 December, Barcelona defeated Espanyol 0-4 with two sensational free kicks from Leo Messi , plus goals from Dembélé and Luis Suárez which brought derby delight and another week at the top of the table.[36]

On 11 December, Barcelona drew 1-1 with Tottenham producing a magnificent performance as Dembélé scored Barça's only goal.[37]

On 16 December, Barcelona defeated Levante 0-5 playing sensational football which saw them power their way to victory in Valencia. Leo Messi scored yet another hat-trick with Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué scoring the other goals.[38]

On 20 December, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Valencia for the transfer of Jeison Murillo on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The agreement includes a purchase option worth €25m.[39]

On 22 December, Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo 2-0 with goals from Leo Messi and Ousmane Dembele. The win ensured Barca remained on top of the table, three points ahead of Atletico Madrid, heading into the winter break.[40]

JanuaryEdit

On 6 January, Barcelona defeated Getafe 1-2, goals from a sensational Leo Messi and a volley from Luis Suárez overcame a tough opponent and put the Barcelona five points clear at the top of the Liga table.[41]

On 10 January, Barcelona lost to Levante 2-1 in Copa del Rey round of 16, Philippe Coutinho converted a penalty five minutes from the end.[42]

On 13 January, Barcelona defeated Eibar 3-0, by 2 goals of Luis Suarez who was on fire with the first goal coming from a brilliant combination with a reborn Philipe Coutinho, the other goal being scored by none other then a sensational Leo Messi, which made it his record 400th La Liga goal.[43][44]

On 17 January, Barcelona defeated Levante 3-0 in Copa del Rey round of 16 return game, by 2 goals of Ousmane Dembele and a goal of Leo Messi, this win made sure Barcelona qualified for the Copa del Rey quarter finals.[45]

On 20 January, Barcelona defeated Leganés 3-1, as the first-place Catalans chew up the 'Cucumber Growers' at Camp Nou.[46]

On 23 January, Barcelona lost to Sevilla 2-0 in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. Juan Sarabia and Ben Yedder scored the goals for Sevilla.[47]

On 23 January, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Frankie De Jong who will be joining the Catalan club from 1 July 2019. The transfer fee is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in variables. The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to 2023/24.[48]

On 27 January, Barcelona won Girona 0-2. Nelson Semedo's first League goal and another Leo Messi special handed Barça all three points.[49]

On 30 January, Barcelona won Sevilla 6-1 in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals 2nd leg. Phil Coutinho nets a brace, while Ivan Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suárez and Leo Messi notch a goal each. the victory made sure Barcelona qualified for the semifinals of the Copa del Rey [50]

FebruaryEdit

On 1 February, the announcement was made that Barcelona would face Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey , in the second El Clásico of this season.[51]

On 2 February, Barça draw Valencia 2-2, Leo Messi scored twice as first-place Barça battle back from 2-0, first-half deficit to earn a tie and provisionally extend their lead at the top of the table.[52]

On 6 February, Barça draw Real Madrid 1-1, The Catalans and the Madrileños finished all square at Camp Nou in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals; Malcom pulled Barça even after Lucas Vásquez put Los Blancos up early. Making the second leg game at the Bernabeu even more exciting [53]

On 10 February, Barça draw Athletic 0-0, Barça had the possession but without doing too much with it.[54]

On 16 February, Barça won Valladolid 1-0, Barça picked up three vital points in La Liga thanks to a Leo Messi first half penalty. Messi coud have doubled the lead with a second penalty given near the end , but the keeper stopped the penalty [55]

On 19 February, Barça draw Lyon 0-0, Barça had 25 shots on goal but no joy with the tie.[56]

On 23 February, Barça won Sevilla 2-4, Lionel Messi's stunning hat-trick against his favourite opponent, and Luis Suarez's late goal secured the points for the Blaugrana who twice went behind.[57]

On 27 February, Barça won Real Madrid 0-3(1-4 agg), Luis Suárez was the hero as his two goals plus an own goal send a rampant Barça flying into yet another cup final, the 6th Copa Del Rey final in a row for Barca and they are looking to make it their 5th straight victory in a row [58]

MarchEdit

On 2 March, Barça won Real Madrid 0-1, Ivan Rakitic goal secured second win of the week at the Bernabéu.[59] It was four seasons in a row now that Barça have won at Real Madrid in the league, a feat that no other team has ever achieved.[60] FC Barcelona have claimed their 96th win the fixture overtaking Real Madrid for the first time in 87 years.[61]

On 4 March, Barça and Sergi Samper agreed to a contract termination.[62]

On 9 March, Barça won Rayo Vallecano 3-1. Raúl de Tomás scored for the visitors in the 25th minute with an outside of the box shot, Gerard Piqué equalised with a header in the 39th minute, Lionel Messi put Barcelona in the lead with a 51st minute penalty and Luis Suárez finished off the game with a 82nd minute tap-in.[63]

On 13 March, Barça won Lyon 5-1 (5-1 agg), a magnificent performance from Lionel Messi saw the Argentine grab two of Barça's five goals, and assist in two more for Gerard Piqué and Ousmane Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho completing the scoring.[64] FC Barcelona hold the record in the Champions League for 12 consecutive appearances in the last eight of Europe's top club competition.[65]

On 15 March, It was announced that Barça would face Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.[66]

On 17 March, Barça won Real Betis 1-4. Leo Messi posted yet another legendary hat-trick performance, Luis Suárez added the other, and Barça fly into a ten-point lead in La Liga. Unfortunately the Uruguayan sustained an injury keeping him out of play for 10–15 days.[67]

On the 30th, Barcelona got back to winning ways after the international break, with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in Derbi barceloní with both goals from Messi.[68]

AprilEdit

A thriller of an encounter against Villarreal on 2 April found Barça grab a point in a 4-4 draw after two late goals from Messi and Suárez.[69]

On 6 April, Barça won against Atlético de Madrid at the Camp Nou 2-0, goals scored by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, a thriller of a match that saw Spanish centre forward Diego Costa being sent off the field after receiving a red card.[70] With that win, Messi became the player with the most wins in La Liga with 335.[71]

On 10 April, Barça won Manchester United 0-1, that was the first victory at Old Trafford via a Luke Shaw own goal.[72]

On 13 April, Barça drew with Huesca 0-0, a much-changed Barcelona gave first team debuts to Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wague.[73]

On 16 April, Barça won Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 agg). An incredible performance by Messi who scored two first-half goals with Coutinho adding a second-half rocket to qualify Barça for their eighth Champions League semi-final in the last 12 seasons.[74]

On 20 April, Barça won against Real Sociedad 2-1, Lenglet's towering first-half header and Alba's second were enough for Barça to take all three points.[75]

On 23 April, Barça won against Alavés 0-2, Aleñá's opener and Suárez's spot-kick were enough to earn all three points against Alavés.[76]

On 27 April, Barça won against Levante 1-0, Substitute Messi fired in the only goal of the game to secure a 26th Liga title with three games in hand, which made it Barça's 8th La Liga title in 11 years.[77]

MayEdit

On 1 May, Barça won 3–0 aginst Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Suarez scored the first goal, followed by two goals by Messi, the third a superb freekick from over 30 yards, providing them with a clear advantage going into the away leg on 7 May at Anfield.[78] Messi’s second goal saw him reach 600 goals for Barça in 683 matches.[79] On 4 May, Barça lost 2–0 to Celta Vigo in La Liga, with much of the team rested for the second game with Liverpool.[80]

On 7 May, Barca lost 4–0 against Liverpool via goals from Divock Origi (2) and Georginio Wijnaldum (2), with Barca eliminated from the Champions League. On 19 May, in Barcelona's final La Liga match of the season, Messi scored twice in a 2–2 away draw against Eibar (his 49th and 50th goals of the season in all competitions), which saw him capture his sixth Pichichi Trophy as the league's top scorer, with 36 goals in 34 appearances; with six titles, he equalled Zarra as the player with the most top-scorer awards in La Liga.

On 25 May, Barça lost the Copa Del Rey final to Valencia 1-2. Lionel Messi scored the only Barcelona goal that night. This loss marked the end of the season for FC Barcelona who won two trophies (La liga and Supercopa de España) out of the possible four.

Squad informationEdit

First team squadEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Ter Stegen 27 EU 2014 190 0 2022 €12M
2 DF   N. Semedo 25 EU 2017 82 1 2021 €30M
3 DF   Piqué (3rd captain) 32 EU 2008 498 46 2022 €5M Originally from Youth system
4 MF   I. Rakitić 31 EU 2014 268 35 2021 €18M
5 MF   Sergio (vice-captain) 31 EU 2008 536 13 2023 Youth system
6 DF   Todibo 19 EU 2019 2 0 2023 €1M
7 FW   Coutinho 27 EU 2018 75 22 2023 €120M Second nationality: Portugal
8 MF   Arthur 23 Non-EU 2018 44 0 2024 €31M
9 FW   Suárez 32 EU 2014 247 177 2021 €81M Second nationality: Italy
10 FW   Messi (captain) 32 EU 2004 687 603 2024 Youth system Second nationality: Spain
11 FW   O. Dembélé 22 EU 2017 64 18 2021 €105M
12 MF   Rafinha 26 EU 2011 87 12 2020 Youth system Second nationality: Spain
13 GK   Cillessen 30 EU 2016 32 0 2021 €13M
14 FW   Malcom 22 Non-EU 2018 24 4 2023 €41M
15 DF   Lenglet 24 EU 2018 45 2 2023 €35.9M
17 DF   Murillo 27 EU 2019 2 0 2019 €2M (loan) Second nationality: Spain
18 DF   Jordi Alba 30 EU 2012 300 15 2024 €14M Originally from Youth system
19 FW   Prince 32 EU 2019 2 0 2019 €1M (loan) Second nationality: Germany
20 MF   S. Roberto (4th captain) 27 EU 2010 245 8 2022 Youth system
21 MF   Aleñá 21 EU 2016 34 3 2022 Youth system
22 MF   Vidal 32 Non-EU 2018 53 3 2021 €18M
23 DF   Umtiti 25 EU 2016 97 2 2023 €25M
24 DF   Vermaelen 33 EU 2014 53 1 2019 €15M

From youth squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
27   DF Juan Miranda
28   MF Riqui Puig
29   FW Abel Ruiz
30   GK Iñaki Peña
31   GK Jokin Ezkieta
32   MF Monchu
33   DF Jorge Cuenca
No. Position Player
34   MF Álex Collado
35   MF Oriol Busquets
36   DF Chumi
37   DF Óscar Mingueza
38   DF Guillem Jaime
40   DF Moussa Wagué
43   FW Carles Pérez

Source:Champions League 2018/19 numbers

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
9 July 2018 MF 8   Arthur Melo   Grêmio €31,000,000[A] [81]
12 July 2018 DF 15   Clément Lenglet   Sevilla €35,900,000 [82]
24 July 2018 FW 14   Malcom   Bordeaux €41,000,000[B] [83]
3 August 2018 MF 22   Arturo Vidal   Bayern Munich Undisclosed[C] [84]
31 January 2019 DF 6   Jean-Clair Todibo   Toulouse €1,000,000[D] [86]
Total €108,900,000
  1. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €40,000,000.
  2. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €42,000,000.
  3. ^ Fee reported as €18,000,000, and may eventually rise to €21,000,000
  4. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €3,000,000.[85]

Transfers outEdit

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
1 July 2018[A] MF 8   Andrés Iniesta   Vissel Kobe Free [87]
1 July 2018[B] FW   Gerard Deulofeu   Watford €13,000,000[C] [88][89]
1 August 2018 DF 19   Lucas Digne   Everton €20,200,000[D] [91]
4 August 2018 DF 22   Aleix Vidal   Sevilla €8,500,000[E] [92][93]
9 August 2018 DF 24   Yerry Mina   Everton €30,250,000[F] [94][95]
16 August 2018 DF   Marlon   Sassuolo €6,000,000[G] [96][97]
11 January 2019 FW 23   Munir   Sevilla €1,050,000 [98][99]
15 January 2019 MF 15   Paulinho   Guangzhou Evergrande Undisclosed[H] [100][101]
1 February 2019[I] FW 17   Paco Alcácer   Borussia Dortmund €23,000,000[J] [102][103]
4 March 2019 MF 16   Sergi Samper   Vissel Kobe Free [104]
Total €102,000,000
  1. ^ Deal agreed 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ Deal agreed 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €17,000,000.
  4. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €21,700,000.[90]
  5. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €10,500,000.
  6. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €31,750,000.
  7. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €12,000,000.
  8. ^ Fee reported as €42,000,000.
  9. ^ Deal agreed 11 November 2018.
  10. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €28,000,000.

Loans inEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
20 December 2018 End of season DF 17   Jeison Murillo   Valencia €2,000,000[A] [105]
21 January 2019 End of season FW 19   Kevin-Prince Boateng   Sassuolo €1,000,000[B] [106]
  1. ^ Includes a purchase option worth €25,000,000.
  2. ^ Includes a purchase option worth €8,000,000.

Loans outEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
15 July 2018 End of season[A] MF 15   Paulinho   Guangzhou Evergrande None[B] [107]
23 July 2018 End of season DF   Douglas   Sivasspor None [108]
24 July 2018 End of season GK   Adrián Ortolá   Deportivo La Coruña None[C] [110]
9 August 2018 End of season MF 21   André Gomes   Everton €2,250,000 [111][112]
28 August 2018 End of season[D] FW 17   Paco Alcácer   Borussia Dortmund €2,000,000[E] [114]
31 January 2019 End of season MF 6   Denis Suárez   Arsenal None[F] [116]
  1. ^ Purchase option triggered 15 January 2019.[100]
  2. ^ Includes a purchase option.[100]
  3. ^ Includes a purchase option.[109]
  4. ^ Purchase option triggered 1 February 2019.[102]
  5. ^ Includes a purchase option worth €23,000,000 which may eventually rise to €28,000,000.[113]
  6. ^ Includes a purchase option.[115]

Transfer summaryEdit

Undisclosed fees are not included in the transfer totals.

StatisticsEdit

Squad appearances and goalsEdit

Last updated on 19 May 2019.
No. Pos Nat Player Total La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Marc-André ter Stegen 49 0 35 0 11 0 2 0 1 0
13 GK   Jasper Cillessen 11 0 3 0 1 0 7 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF   Nélson Semedo 41 1 20+6 1 5 0 8+1 0 1 0
3 DF   Gerard Piqué 52 7 35 4 11 2 5 0 1 1
6 DF   Jean-Clair Todibo 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF   Clément Lenglet 44 2 22+1 1 11+1 0 5+3 1 1 0
17 DF   Jeison Murillo 4 0 1+1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 DF   Jordi Alba 54 3 32+4 2 11 1 5+1 0 1 0
23 DF   Samuel Umtiti 15 0 13+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF   Thomas Vermaelen 12 0 7+2 0 1+1 0 1 0 0 0
27 DF   Juan Miranda 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
33 DF   Jorge Cuenca 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 DF   Juan Brandáriz 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
40 DF   Moussa Wagué 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF   Ivan Rakitić 54 5 29+5 3 12 1 7 1 0+1 0
5 MF   Sergio Busquets 54 0 30+5 0 11+1 0 5+1 0 1 0
8 MF   Arthur Melo 44 0 19+8 0 7+2 0 5+2 0 1 0
12 MF   Rafinha 8 1 3+2 0 1+1 1 0 0 1 0
20 MF   Sergi Roberto 44 1 23+6 0 8+1 0 4+2 1 0 0
21 MF   Carles Aleñá 27 2 6+11 2 1+2 0 3+4 0 0 0
22 MF   Arturo Vidal 53 3 22+11 3 3+8 0 4+4 0 0+1 0
28 MF   Riqui Puig 3 0 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
34 MF   Álex Collado 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF   Oriol Busquets 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 MF   Carles Pérez 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW   Philippe Coutinho 54 11 22+12 5 11+1 3 5+2 3 0+1 0
9 FW   Luis Suárez 49 25 31+2 21 10 1 3+2 3 1 0
10 FW   Lionel Messi 50 51 29+5 36 9+1 12 4+1 3 1 0
11 FW   Ousmane Dembélé 42 14 20+9 8 5+3 3 4 2 1 1
14 FW   Malcom 24 4 6+9 1 0+3 1 6 2 0 0
19 FW   Kevin-Prince Boateng 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 FW   Abel Ruiz 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who have made an appearance this season but have left the club
6 MF   Denis Suárez 8 2 0+2 0 0+2 0 2+2 2 0 0
16 MF   Sergi Samper 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 FW   Munir 11 2 1+6 1 1+1 0 2 1 0 0

Squad statisticsEdit

League Europe Cup Others Total
Games played 38 12 9 1 60
Games won 26 8 5 1 40
Games drawn 9 3 1 0 13
Games lost 3 1 3 0 7
Goals scored 90 26 20 2 138
Goals conceded 32 10 9 1 56
Goal difference 54 16 11 1 82
Clean sheets 17 6 3 0 26
Goal by Substitute 8 2 1 0 11
Total shots
Shots on target
Corners
Players used
Offsides
Fouls suffered
Fouls committed
Yellow cards 70 19 18 3 110
Red cards 2 1 0 0 3

GoalscorersEdit

No. Pos. Nation Name La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total
10 FW   Messi 36 12 3 0 51
9 FW   Suárez 21 1 0 25
11 FW   O. Dembélé 8 3 2 1 14
7 FW   Coutinho 5 3 3 0 11
3 DF   Piqué 4 2 0 1 7
4 MF   I. Rakitić 3 1 1 0 5
14 FW   Malcom 1 1 2 0 4
18 DF   Jordi Alba 2 1 0 0 3
22 MF   Vidal 3 0 0 0 3
15 DF   Lenglet 1 0 1 0 2
21 MF   Aleñá 2 0 0 0 2
2 DF   N. Semedo 1 0 0 0 1
12 MF   Rafinha 0 1 0 0 1
20 MF   S. Roberto 0 0 1 0 1
6 MF   Denis Suárez 0 0 2 0 2
19 FW   Munir 1 0 1 0 2
Own goals 2 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 90 26 20 2 138

As of match played 25 May 2019.[117]

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Against Result Date Competition Ref
  Lionel Messi   PSV Eindhoven 4–0 (H) 18 September 2018 UEFA Champions League [118]
  Luis Suárez   Real Madrid 5–1 (H) 28 October 2018 La Liga [119]
  Lionel Messi   Levante 5–0 (A) 16 December 2018 La Liga [120]
  Lionel Messi   Sevilla 4–2 (A) 23 February 2019 La Liga
  Lionel Messi   Real Betis 4–1 (A) 17 March 2019 La Liga

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Clean sheetsEdit

No. Name La Liga Copa del Rey Champions League Supercopa de España Total
1   Ter Stegen 15 1 5 0 21
13   Cillessen 0 2 0 0 2
Total 15 3 5 0 23

As of match played 7 April 2019.

Disciplinary recordEdit

N P Nat. Name La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total Notes
                             
1 GK   Ter Stegen 1 1
2 DF   N. Semedo 4 2 2 8
3 DF   Piqué 6 1 7
4 MF   I. Rakitić 6 1 1 1 8 1
5 MF   Sergio 10 2 2 1 15
6 MF   Todibo 2 2
7 FW   Coutinho 2 2
8 MF   Arthur 2 1 3
9 FW   Suárez 5 3 2 10
10 FW   Messi 3 3
11 FW   O. Dembelé 1 1
12 MF   Rafinha 1 1
15 DF   Lenglet 8 1 2 1 11 1
17 DF   Murillo 2 2
18 DF   Jordi Alba 5 2 2 9
19 DF   Prince 1 1
20 MF   S. Roberto 3 1 4
21 FW   Aleñá 2 1 3
22 MF   Vidal 6 1 1 8
23 DF   Umtiti 4 1 4 1
24 DF   Vermaelen 2 2
27 DF   Miranda 2 2
36 DF   Chumi 1 1
40 MF   Wagué 1 1

Last updated: 4 May 2019
Source: ESPNFC.com, FCBarcelona.com
Ordered by  ,   and  
  = Number of bookings;   = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card;   = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Injury recordEdit

N P Nat. Name Type Status Source Match Inj. Date Ret. Date
13 GK   Cillessen intercostal muscle sprain   FCB.com in training 22 August 2018 2 September 2018
14 FW   Malcom right ankle injury   FCB.com in training 3 September 2018 24 September 2018
23 DF   Umtiti right knee injury   FCB.com in training 28 September 2018 11 November 2018
20 MF   S. Roberto pulled rectus femoris muscle in right thigh   FCB.com vs Athletic Bilbao 29 September 2018 20 October 2018
24 DF   Vermaelen biceps femoris injury in the right leg   FCB.com vs Switzerland with Belgium 12 October 2018 5 December 2018
10 FW   Messi fracture of the radial bone in the right arm   FCB.com vs Sevilla 20 October 2018 9 November 2018
16 MF   Samper right soleus injury   FCB.com vs Cultural Leonesa 31 October 2018 19 January 2019
7 FW   Coutinho small rupture in the biceps femoris of the left leg   FCB.com vs Internazionale 6 November 2018 26 November 2018
4 MF   I. Rakitić hamstring strain in the right leg   FCB.com vs Spain with Croatia 15 November 2018 26 November 2018
20 MF   S.Roberto hamstring injury in the left leg   FCB.com vs Atlético Madrid 24 November 2018 6 January 2019
12 MF   Rafinha tear in the left anterior cruciate ligament   FCB.com vs Atlético Madrid 24 November 2018
9 FW   Suárez right knee injury   FCB.com vs Atlético Madrid 24 November 2018 8 December 2018
13 GK   Cillessen small muscle tear in the right leg   FCB.com vs Atlético Madrid in warm-up 24 November 2018 5 December 2018
8 MF   Arthur adductor strain   FCB.com vs Atlético Madrid 24 November 2018 11 December 2018
23 DF   Umtiti left knee injury   FCB.com vs PSV Eindhoven in warm-up 28 November 2018 23 February 2019
14 FW   Malcom right ankle sprain   FCB.com vs Cultural Leonesa 5 December 2018 6 January 2019
24 DF   Vermaelen tear muscle in the right calf   FCB.com vs Levante 16 December 2018 19 January 2019
11 FW   Dembélé left ankle sprain   FCB.com vs Leganés 19 January 2019 10 February 2019
13 GK   Cillessen muscle tear in the right calf   FCB.com in training 1 February 2019 27 February 2019
8 MF   Arthur left hamstring injury   FCB.com vs Real Madrid 6 February 2019 27 February 2019
24 DF   Vermaelen muscle overload in the right leg   FCB.com vs Real Valladolid 17 February 2019 24 March 2019
11 FW   Dembélé left hamstring injury   FCB.com vs Rayo Vallecano 9 March 2019 13 March 2019
11 FW   Dembélé torn the femoral biceps muscle in left hamstring   FCB.com vs Lyon 13 March 2019 10 April 2019
9 FW   Suárez right ankle sprain   FCB.com vs Real Betis 17 March 2019 30 March 2019
11 FW   Dembélé right hamstring injury   FCB.com vs Celta Vigo 4 May 2019

  - Player is injured
  - Player has recovered from injury
Last updated: 4 May 2019
Source: FCBarcelona.com

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

International Champions CupEdit

Barcelona began their 2018–19 pre-season with a tour of the United States in the 2018 International Champions Cup. Barça played against Tottenham Hotspur at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Roma at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington and Milan at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.[121]

Joan Gamper TrophyEdit

The Blaugrana finished their pre-season preparations with the annual Joan Gamper Trophy match against Boca Juniors of Argentina at the Camp Nou on 15 August.[122]

Supercopa de CatalunyaEdit

CompetitionsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

La LigaEdit

Barcelona were the defending champions. On 24 July 2018, the La Liga fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[123]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 26 9 3 90 36 +54 87 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 38 22 10 6 55 29 +26 76
3 Real Madrid 38 21 5 12 63 46 +17 68
4 Valencia 38 15 16 7 51 35 +16 61
5 Getafe 38 15 14 9 48 35 +13 59[a] Qualification for the Europa League group stage[b]
Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[124]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Getafe finished ahead of Sevilla on head-to-head points: Sevilla 0–2 Getafe, Getafe 3–0 Sevilla.
  2. ^ Since the winners of the 2018–19 Copa del Rey, Valencia, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 26 9 3 90 36  +54 87 15 3 1 51 17  +34 11 6 2 39 19  +20

Last updated: 19 May 2019 (2019-05-19).
Source: La Liga

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultWWWWDLDDWWWLDWWWWWWWWDDWWWWWWDWDWWWLWD
Position22111112111121111111111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2019 (2019-05-19). Source: La Liga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Copa del ReyEdit

Barcelona entered the competition as the four-time defending champions, having won consecutive editions in 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18.

Round of 32Edit

Round of 16Edit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

Supercopa de EspañaEdit

As the winners of the 2017–18 Copa del Rey and 2017–18 La Liga, Barcelona faced the Copa del Rey runners-up, Sevilla, for the season opening Supercopa de España.[125] For the first time in the tournament history, it was a single match hosted in a neutral venue at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco.[126]

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

On 30 August, Barcelona were drawn in Group B of the UEFA Champions League alongside Tottenham Hotspur from Premier League, PSV Eindhoven from Eredivise and Internazionale from Serie A.[127] After topping Group B, Barcelona advanced to knockout phase as a seeded team, and were drawn against Lyon from Ligue 1 in the round of 16.[128] In the draw for the quarter-finals, Barcelona were drawn against Premier League side Manchester United, and in the draw for the semi-finals, against the winner of the tie between Liverpool and Porto, if Barcelona advance to a further round. Originally, the quarter-finals match was scheduled to be played with the first leg at Camp Nou and the second leg at Old Trafford, but the order of the two legs was reversed to avoid Manchester United and Manchester City from playing home on the same night or on consecutive nights.[129]

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Barcelona 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8[a]
3   Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8[a] Transfer to Europa League
4   PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Tottenham Hotspur 1, Inter Milan 0.

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
Quarter-finalsEdit
Semi-finalsEdit

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