At this point, and as long as about a Classic, hundreds of bookmakers from around the world are racking their odds about the possible winning of Barcelona and Madrid in the game this Saturday. Because nobody is aware that there are several fixed, but many others played the post for details that only their technicians know.
This has been at least ten Classics (three League Cup, two of Spain Supercup and two Champions League) played since Jose Mourinho sits on the bench of Real Madrid. Ten games in which the technician Luso has employed 22 different players, for 24 of the club. It’s just a touch of a flood of data that is not clear at all the possible intentions of Pep and Mou but they do indicate where to go for the shots.
And there are players who are, rightly, in all the pools. So far, four players have played every minute (930) in these ten classics, including the extension 30 of the cup-bearer at the Mestalla. We talk about Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo, by the Madrid and Alves and Messi by Barca.
In addition, four players have played ten games but not completely. Pique was a substitute in the first leg of the Supercopa of Spain and only played the final half hour. As for Xavi, also was a substitute in the same game twice and was also substituted in the 5-0 league and 1-2 in the cup-bearer of that campaign.
As for Madrid, stands Xabi Alonso, who only lost the final 24 minutes of the 1-1 league last soccer betting season. They do not go unnoticed either numbers Ozil, who played ten duels but only completed two. Three times was a substitute and in five of the seven incumbent party, was replaced.
In fact, German is the player most often replaced by Mou in this type of games. It is followed by Di Maria, with four substitutions in eight games. With three are Khedira and Lass, who practically calcan their numbers. Five games and only two full-holder, in addition to another meeting as an alternate. The German sum of 403 427 minutes of French.
However, others have had worse. Kaka and Higuain, without going any further, have not completed a single duel. The Argentine, burdened in part by his injury last season, started three games but did not complete any. Also went three more times from the bench. Worse if anything are the numbers of Kaka, who was only present in four classics in the past two years. In two he started but not finished. The Argentine sum of 239 minutes by 164 Brazilian, both being far back in minutes played rank as the ‘Pipit’ is the fifteenth and Kaka, the seventeenth.
Turning to the club, include the role of Keita in these meetings. ‘Mr. Relay’ has jumped up to six times the pitch from the bench. In two games he started and finished. The opposite case is that of Peter, the head six times and relieved in five. The canary was present in all duels least in the 1-2 cup competitions.
Three other players who have every chance to see the card with your number are Adriano, Cesc and Alexis. The Brazilian and Catalan left the game three times and never finished the game, something that he can boast of Chile, but only one of its four games.
Another interesting, at least in our opinion, lies in checking what position the players played called ‘versatile’. Arbeloa, for example, always played at right back when he started (4), but changed that band always came off the bench. Sergio Ramos, who takes hold as central by leaps and bounds, had time to play four games on the right side.