Barcelona & Juventus the pass masters of Europe

Goal teams up with Huawei to provide you with all of the interesting statistics Europe’s five biggest leagues have to offer in 2014-15
Barcelona and Juventus sit joint top in the Huawei Team Ranking with an average possession figure of 72 per cent. 

The Spaniards have beaten Elche and Villarreal in the opening weeks of La Liga and unsurprisingly dominated play in both encounters - beating their opponents 3-0 and 1-0 respectively - to maintain a perfect score. 

Juventus have been similarly dominant, although the Serie A outfit have played just one game so far, kicking off the Italian top flight at the weekend with a narrow 1-0 win over Chievo. 

Meanwhile, reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain sit third in the possession ranking with an impressive 69% after four games. Arsenal and Bayern Munich complete the top five with possession figures of 66% and 62% respectively in their domestic leagues. 

Arsenal are currently four points off the pace, as their fine performances on the ball were not enough to beat Everton (2-2), nor Leicester (1-1). However, Arsene Wenger’s men will be confident of picking up the pace after the international break. 

Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have collected four points from two games and find themselves two points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen after a dominant performance against Schalke at the weekend was not enough to bag the full three points. 

Perhaps the most surprising presence in the top 10 are Bundesliga minnows Freiburg (joint 10th), who have enjoyed an average possession of 60% after two games, despite losing once and drawing their other match. 

Christian Streich’s men beat illustrious teams such as Monaco, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the possession ranking for now, even if it is still early days following the start of Europe’s five elite competitions just last month.

Want to keep track of all the key statistics in Europe’s top five leagues? Check out the Huawei Team Ranking, launched today!