The other League: Messi’s 15 dribbles, the goal of the 23 passes …

first_imgBoth teams had started the season far from their best level, and reached the 16th day distanced from their goals, third place in the case of the mattresses and European positions in the case of their rival. Despite the fact that the locals shot 23 times and the visitors 18, only three shots from each team went to goal. Simeone’s team, with a shot to the post by Joao Félix in the 85th minute, was the closest to taking the game.An assistant under sticksMarc-André Ter Stegen is, if not the best, one of the best goalkeepers in the world. His great footwork is undoubtedly one of his most distinctive features. The German goalkeeper is the first FC Barcelona goalkeeper to manage an assist in the League so far this century, data that shows why he is the most suitable goalkeeper for the culé team. Ter Stegen has made two assists so far in the championship. The first was against Getafe at the Coliseum, with a pass to Luis Suárez that allowed the Catalan team to open the can, in a match that would end 0-2. The second was two months later, this time in a 5-2 victory at Camp Nou against Mallorca, with a pass that also marked his team’s first goal. The German already has more assists in the League than Eden Hazard, Joao Félix or his teammate Jordi Alba.Way of being a legendJoaquín Sánchez is, without a doubt, one of the active legends of Spanish football. The Andalusian, one of the most respected players in the League, is on his way to becoming the field player with the most matches played in the Spanish First Division. This season he has already surpassed Manolo Sanchís (523), Paco Buyo (542) and Eusebio Sacristán (543). Osasuna, who returned to the First Division this season, added a total of 29 shots to turn the game around, being the team that has done the most in a game this season. 14 of those shots were on goal and three of them, those of Oier, Rubén García and Estupiñán, became a goal, showing that in Pamplona it is very difficult to get a good result. Those 29 shots are, in fact, the highest record for the Navarrese team in the highest category of Spanish football since the 2003/2004 campaign. With 544 matches behind him, if the competition can finally resume, this season he could beat Raúl González, who reached 550 with the Real Madrid shirt. Thus, he would become the field player with the most matches played. He would only have Andoni Zubizarreta ahead, who between 1981 and 1998 accumulated 622 matches. A figure that seems difficult to reach for the Betis player.The Bordalás sealGetafe is one of the revelation teams of the season. If last season he fought until the end for fourth place, which gives access to the Champions League, this year he seems to want to fight again. At the moment, on day 27, the Madrid team is fifth, tied on points with Real Sociedad, which occupies that dream fourth place. In this meeting, in addition, the blaugrana overcome the barrier of 1000 passes, specifically reaching 1002, which is also the highest pass record for Barça in a league game played at the Camp Nou since at least the 2005/2006 season. With Setién, overwhelming possession has once again become a hallmark of the Catalan painting.The King of DodgeIn the last game of FC Barcelona before the suspension of the League, where he faced Real Sociedad, Leo Messi became the player who has tried the most dribbles in a game this season. The Argentine tried to dribble an opponent up to 15 times. The azulgrana captain, in addition, would end up giving the three points to the culé team with a penalty goal in the 81st minute. A victory that allowed Barcelona to regain leadership, which it had lost on the previous day with the defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu. But that is not all. Messi is not only the player who has dribbled the most in a game this season, but also is the protagonist of two of the three matches in which a player has completed more dribbles. Ten were the ones that he successfully carried out precisely against the txuriurdin team, but he also got many others against Sevilla, in the Catalan team’s 4-0 victory at Camp Nou. Not in vain, He is the league’s most dribbling player, at 118, a far cry from Nabil Fekir’s 73, which occupies the second position.Wet gunpowderVillarreal and Atlético de Madrid starred on December 6 in the zero draw with the most finishes in the five major European leagues this season, along with Milan-Sassuolo. After 41 attempts, neither the ‘Submarino’ nor the rojiblanco team were able to beat Jan Oblak and Sergio Asenjo, respectively.center_img In the 82nd minute, Benzema went down to the midfield to receive the ball, but his pass went directly to the feet of Andrés Guardado, who left Cristian Tello with three touches, who had entered to replace Joaquín. The former FC Barcelona would beat Courtois to establish the definitive 2-1 and leave the leadership in the hands of the Catalan team.The return of possessionOn January 19, FC Barcelona defeated Granada at home 1-0 thanks to a goal from their captain, Leo Messi, in the debut of Quique Setién as coach of the Barça team. In this match, the Catalan team had 82.44% possession, being the best record in a LaLiga game in the last eight seasons. In the 89th minute, Óscar Plano gave the first victory of the season to the Valladolid team after completing a play preceded, no more and no less, than 23 passes from his team, in which all the field players of the team trained by Sergio González participated. Before, Loren had tied a game in which Sergi Guardiola had advanced to Valladolid, who played practically the whole game with one more man due to the expulsion of Joel Robles in the 8th minute.Navarre bombardmentWith Rodrigo’s early goal, which overtook Valencia at El Sadar before the quarter hour of the game, the Celades team seemed to have the game on. But fifteen minutes later, everything turned against him. With the expulsion of Rodrigo himself, the match became an ordeal for the whole team.. A ruling that can cost a titleFrenchman Karim Benzema made the first mistake on the last day of the league that cost a goal for the first time in his entire league career with Real Madrid.. It was at Benito Villamarín, in a game in which Betis had advanced thanks to a goal from Sidnei and that Real Madrid striker himself had been responsible for tying when transforming a penalty. The great architect of all this is his coach, José Bordalás. The Alicante coach rescued the Azulones from the Second Division and took them to Europe thanks to an aggressive football philosophy that keeps its footballers with a high degree of concentration, allowing them to compete in the vast majority of matches. Getafe is, in fact, the team that has fouled the most (514) and received the most yellow cards (92) from the five major European leagues this season.The most elaborate goalThe most elaborate goal of the season came as soon as late, paradoxically. Soon because it was on the first day, specifically in the ninth game of the League, the one that faced Real Betis and Real Valladolid at Benito Villamarín. Late because he arrived at the end of the meeting. It was, in fact, the last goal of the day.last_img

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