Odd Stat Of The Day: Barcelona Have 100% Record Of Winning 4-0 During Papal Conclaves

Chris Wright

13th, March 2013


By Chris Wright

They wanna live like common papal

Football is absolutely awash with tedious, largely menial statistics these days, but every so often a stat crops up that is worthy of a second look.

Lord knows who noticed it, but it came to light after last night’s Champions League to-doings that Barcelona have played three official competitive games during a Papal Conclave (i.e, the “Pope Idol” voting contest which is currently ongoing at the Vatican), winning each game by a 4-0 scoreline…

Suddenly their second leg performance against Milan doesn’t seem quite so impressive once you factor in the divine intervention.

(Via Joe.ie/Spotter’s Badge goes to Pies fan Matt)