Angel Correa has been one of Los Colchoneros' most influential players this season with three goals and one assist. What's more, Correa is the player who bypasses the most rivals with his passes, among the players with more than 10 passes between the lines and bypassing an average of 3.94 opponents. Watch out for Angelito's ability to move the ball forward on the next matchday
Camp de Mestalla
Atlético de Madrid
Camp de Mestalla
The team managed by Carlo Ancelotti, currently joint leaders of LaLiga Santander, have been proving their success at stealing the ball from their opponents, managing a total of 12 dangerous recoveries per match. They are also the fourth-ranked team in the competition when it comes to the percentage of recoveries in the opposing half (27.44%). They have a player in their ranks who is really making the difference in this opening stint of the competition: the Brazilian Vinicius Jr. In addition to being on song in front of goal, he has managed to make important recoveries for Real Madrid, such as the one in the match against RC Celta on Matchday 4. Los Blancos visit Los Che this weekend as the team who unleash the most shots and make the most passes in the final third; that is, the area of the pitch closest to the opponents' goal.
The upcoming encounter pits two teams against each other who are both on form in front of goal. Los Che take on Real Madrid in a battle to see who has the most accurate shooting boots on, having recently changed their style of play with the arrival of Jose Bordalas in the dugout. The coach from Alicante espouses a direct approach, averaging a gain of 16.24 m per possession from when they regain the ball until their possession of it ends. As can be seen in the move which ended in Maxi Gomez's goal on the last LaLiga Santander matchday against CA Osasuna, the team advanced into the final third after picking up the ball in the middle of the park and the Uruguayan finished perfectly after receiving a cross from the right flank.
Karim Benzema has flown out of the blocks this season. Real Madrid's French forward is the top scorer in LaLiga Santander with five goals to his name, after notching a hat-trick on Matchday 4, when Madrid took on RC Celta at the Bernabeu. As we can see in the video, the striker receives the ball and plays it into space to complete a sensational move that ended in a goal for his side, taking out as many as three opponents per pass.
In fact, not only is he showing tremendous effectiveness in front of goal, but he is also linking up with his teammates perfectly, acting as a liaison with the midfield and standing out as the competition's top assist-provider with four passes leading to a goal. Furthermore, his physical condition and rapid style of play place him among the top three players who register the greatest number of high-impact actions.