Champions League final 2011: see Manchester United v Barcelona in data

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The Champions League final, watched in 220 countries around the world, was won by Barcelona - but was the victory on Saturday night as overwhelming in data as it was on the pitch?

The Catalans' 3-1 win over Manchester United earned Pep Guardiola his second Champions League trophy as a manager and his 10th trophy in his first three years as a coach.

Opta (this is their Twitter feed), which covers 30 different sports in around 70 countries, has agreed to let the Datablog publish the complete statistical analysis of all the games in the tournament.

Opta's analysis of the final includes some great post-match facts:

• Barcelona have now won more league and European Cup doubles than any other team in history
• Since 2006-07, Manchester United have been restricted to just a single shot on target in only two Champions League games, both v Barcelona
• Five of the last six clubs to have lost a Champions League final have come from England
• Despite attempting a Champions League 2010/11 high of 148 passes (excluding crosses), Xavi managed the best success rate (95.3%) on the pitch
• Thanks to Barcelona's victory, Spain (13) have overtaken Italy (12) in terms of most Champions League/European Cup trophies
• Messi, Villa and Pedro have scored 98 goals for Barcelona this season, in all competitions
• More than half of Wayne Rooney's goals in the Champions League have come in the knockout stages (14/24, excluding qualifiers)

We used Many Eyes to map the data from the match.

The spreadsheet from Opta includes: match totals and player analysis. What can you do with it?

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