Real MadridTOThe exit of Cristiano has not balanced the game and the team attacks more than ever for that band
Real Madrid seeks the path of the goal.Based on data from the last ten seasons, you are much more likely to arrivedown the left. In all these years, the white team has loaded the game more by this side, by the zone of influence of Cristiano and Marcelo.However, the march of CR7 has not balanced the attacks by the two wings, but rather the opposite. In what takes of season,has increased to 44% of the moves,making the biggest difference with respect to the entries on the right, (33.5%), a 10.5% margin between one and the other.
Madrid is also the team that attacks the most on the left of all the Primera players,ahead of Legans (42.6%) and Valladolid (42.2). Athletic is the team that attacks the most on the right and Celta in the center. The fact is that Cristiano's march has not tipped the balance towards the other side. And the truth is that Carvajal may be in frank minority since the other player who could do it is Bale, butit is evident that the gals is left-handed and looks for more the diagonal or the auction than the bottom line.
On the left, however,Madrid has more reasons to charge the game despite the fact that Cristiano is no longer there.On the one hand, it continuesMarcelo, the most offensive latereal of the worldand one of the best solutions in attack of the targets in the last years. The Brazilian was injured against Sevilla and the Whites still do not know the victory, with four consecutive games without scoring against Sevilla, Atltico, CSKA and Alavs.
But there is another contribution that seems decisive. And it is not other thanthat of Asensio, which also occupies that area of the field.It is noticeable that the Mallorqun is having continuity and without a doubt it is more than significant that with him the Madrid carries more the game on that side than when Cristiano was. One of the differences is in the style of play.Asensio seeks more than the Portuguese the bottom line and the countryand. Although he tries to take advantage whenever he can his big hit, CR7 finished more moves than him and especially in the last years, to dose, he stepped much more the area to do more than nine.
This trend has not been so marked for ten seasons. Although Cristinao led the attack and beat all the scorers,in the campaign 2015-2016 without going any further, the team carried the attack by the two bands almost equally,36.36% against 43.98.It was the campaign that started Bentez until January Zidane entered to raise the Undcima. The starting eleven was practically the same as the one now, with James as the first replacement.
Another season with more balance was the last of Mourinho, which ended with the campaign in white and the arrival of Ancelotti. The last two, already with Zidane, with two other European Cups and one League,Madrid also left attack on the left with a 6% difference.