Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic’s Goal First One Since February 28 Not to Be Scored or Assisted by Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez

Ivan Rakitic’s Goal First One Since February 28 Not to Be Scored or Assisted by Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez

Ivan Rakitic’s Champions League Final goal was the first Barcelona goal since February 28 which Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez haven’t scored or assisted.

The Croatian midfielder hit home in the fourth minute after brilliant play from Neymar set Andres Iniesta free in the box to set up the opener.

Juve have failed to hit back in a first-half with plenty of decent opportunities.

But it’s the lack of MSN genius which has been most surprising given their unbelievable form this season.

They’ve scored 120 goals this campaign and contributed 64 assists as Barca stand on the verge of a domestic and European treble.

So it’s surprising when you see the statistic that Rakitic’s goal is the first one in over three months which Messi, Neymar or Suarez haven’t been directly involved in.

Opta revealed the brilliant stat on Twitter following the former Sevilla midfielder’s strike:

More in Barcelona

Video: Barcelona Stars Pique, Ter Stegen & Roberto Test Out Audi Piloted Drive

Nicky BoyleNovember 25, 2015

Video: Luis Enrique’s Priceless Reaction to Luis Suarez’s Second Goal vs Roma

Stuart HyndNovember 24, 2015

Video: Barcelona Fans Boo Champions League Anthem After Being Fined By UEFA

Stuart HyndNovember 24, 2015

Extreme Security Measures Taken To Ensure Safety at Real Madrid v Barcelona On Saturday

Nicky BoyleNovember 18, 2015

Video: Cheeky! Neymar Offers His Shirt to the Referee After Brazil Thump Peru 3-0

Stuart HyndNovember 18, 2015

Lionel Messi’s New Boots Unveiled Ahead of His Return Against Real Madrid

Nicky BoyleNovember 17, 2015

Rivaldo: Forget Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi… Neymar Deserves the Ballon d’Or

Stuart HyndNovember 10, 2015

Spanish FA Ban Neymar From Wearing Headband During Games as it Advertises Nike

Daniel CawNovember 8, 2015

Video: Barcelona Squad Enjoy A Day At The Theme Park With Their Families

Nicky BoyleNovember 6, 2015