70 touches, 45 accurate passes; Ramsey is Arsenal's star in Barcelona loss

Aaron Ramsey: By The Numbers:  : 20160223

The Welshman impressed despite his side's loss in the Champions League.

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey was once again in outstanding form at the Emirates despite his side's 2-0 loss to Barcelona.

The Gunners lost the first leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday evening, as two goals from Lionel Messi gave the reigning champions a big advantage in the second leg. 

It was a night of disappointment for Arsene Wenger’s side, who had more than matched their opponents and could have taken the lead themselves of several occasions.

One man who did not disappoint though was midfielder Aaron Ramsey, as he demonstrated he is capable of starring against the world’s best in the central midfield role.

  MatchTotal Scoring AttTotal PassAccurate PassSuccessful Final Third PassesPassing AccuracyWon TackleTouchesUnsuccessful TouchMins Played
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal vs Barcelona 3 50 45 14 90% 4 70 3 90

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the Welshman was heavily involved throughout the game.

In total he posted 70 touches in the game, the most of any Arsenal player, with only three of those proving to be unsuccessful, as well as three shots on goal.

Similarly he posted 50 passes in total, with 45 of those proving accurate, in both regards the most enjoyed by any Arsenal player once again.

Of those 45 accurate passes, 14 were in the final third, with only Mesut Ozil managing more than him for the Gunners as he managed 17, while overall he enjoyed a pass success rate of 90%,

The defensive side of his game was also on form, as he managed to win four tackles, yet again better than of any of his teammates and double than of defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin.

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