The Bundesliga is up and running again and all eyes are on again Lewandowski, Haaland, Sancho, Werner, Alphonso Davies … but the Spanish are also proper names. The CIES Football Observatory has published the numbers of the best of the 2019-2020 campaign and theSpanish footballers are among the most prominent. I achieve nothing easy among so many new talent in Germany.
Thiago Alcantara He is a leader in one section and skims the first place in another. He is the best dribbler in the competition. With a very high percentage of success in dribbling (85.2%), well above its competitors. Although the Bayern Munich midfielder is not the player who has dribbled the most: 69. He is very close to 72 of the sensation of the year in Germany, Alphonso Davies and the Eintracht Frankfurt footballer, Filip Kostic (71). However, Thiago's good dribbling percentage is significantly higher than the rest: 85.2%. No one is as effective in dribbling. For 64.3% of Canadian and 59.2% of Serbian international. The fourth in this ranking is none other than the defender of Borussia and on loan from Real Madrid, Achraf Hakimi.
Thiago also stands out in another of his specialties: hit on the pass. Bayern footballer He has completed 1,610 good passes in the 23 games played this season: 90.7% of total success. Although the leader of the table is the German of the Leverkusen, Sven Bender, with 1,967 passes (90.9%). Achraf also appears in a very good position in this statistical section. The Moroccan defender for Real Madrid has made 1,453 good passes, with an 84.7% success rate.
Omar Mascarell, leader of the recoveries
The former Real Madrid veteran has managed to make a career in Germany. After passing through the ranks of Eintracht, has become a basic pillar of Schalke. Team Captain it occupies the first place in balls recovered during this campaign. The Spanish midfielder, at 27, is in full football maturity and is a player with characteristics highly valued in the league. Mascarrel played 23 matches this season in which he made 62 recoveries, the same figure as its 'rival' Jamilu Collins, from the Padeborn. Thiago is also in the Top-20, with 45 'steals'. One more fact of the completeness of his game, but far from the best specialists in the field.
Achraf: the best assistant
The French of RB Leipzig, Christopher Nkunku, is the one that creates the most danger for his teammates. His 72 passes ended in shooting, however, only 18.1% of those passes ended in goal. It is Achraf who has the greatest effectiveness in goal assists. The Borussia Dortmund player has only 'gifted' 32 passes that ended in a shot on goal. But of those 32 passes, 31.3% ended in a goal. More than anyone in the entire league. Only the French striker Marcus Thuram comes close to the figures of the Real Madrid footballer, with 29.6%.
The rest of sections covered by 'foreigners'
The CIES Football Observatory also offers data from the other statistics. The Swiss goalkeeper of the Gladbach, Yann Sommer, is the goalkeeper with the most successful interventions (105 and 76.1%). Colonia's right back, Kingsley Ehizibue, is the footballer who has executed the most successful innings (48). As for shots fired, the Pole Lewandowski, top scorer in the Bundelsiga, is the one who dominates with 119 shots, followed by Timo Werner with 105, although with a better percentage of success (51.4%) than the Bavarian point.
In the last ranking, the one of won aerial duels, the name of the powerful Swedish striker of the Berlin Union appears, Sebastian Andersson, which has won the chilling number of 210, more than 100 than the next on the list.