In the second round of 2017/18 Premier League season, Arsenal lost to Stoke City despite of having 77% possession. Does it set the record for the highest possession team losing the match? If not, which team is the record holder?


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Not entirely sure if this is the record holder, but lowest that I could find is Celtic winning 2-1 against Barcelona in Champions League with just 16.36% possession meaning Barcelona lost with 83.64% possession.

And the match mentioned in question is not even the record for Premier League, that record belongs to Burnley's 19.4% win against Liverpool meaning Liverpool lost with 80.6% possession. (2)

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