Cristiano Ronaldo is having a no-good, very bad time in La Liga this season, and we have the stats to prove it. Never mind the one goal, this goes far deeper than that.
Scrutinizing the goalkeeper position, more so than any other, requires us to expand the metric of analysis to incorporate the one asset that’s valued above all others in a shot-stopper: consistency. That’s why, although a plethora of recent statistics might tell us otherwise, many would still pony for Gianluigi Buffon over, say, Marc-Andre ter Stegen as the world’s finest keeper. One’s been at the top of his craft for over 20 years, the other for just a few.
The Madrid Derby Result Means El Clasico Is Real Madrid's Only Chance To Get Back In The Race For La Liga
El Clasico may not mean much this year, with Barcelona having opened up a 10-point lead on Real Madrid atop La Liga.
Or El Clasico may mean much more than usual. If Real Madrid win and get a few bad Barcelona results they could be right back in this thing.
There was one clear winner from the Madrid derby: Barcelona. The Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid match ended in a 0-0 draw, leaving both clubs 10 points behind Barcelona, which itself won 3-0 over Leganes in Madrid on Saturday.
Real Madrid travel to Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano for the first time ever on Saturday for the 161st league version of the Madrid Derby. While the setting will be new, the stakes remain unchanged, although the pressure emanating in this weekend’s fixture will be one of desperation rather than one fueled by a sense of forthcoming glory.
In this week's Hablaliga The18's Giselle Cesín breaks down the top 10 players in La Liga so far this season. If you liked this video check out last week's Hablaliga video.
Messi’s 12 goals and three assists have him leading the race for La Liga Player of the Year, and Barcelona at the top of the table.
Real Madrid are not having a great season so far, but Isco has turned himself into one of the best attackers in the world.