Carvajal and Marcelo` Zidane’s secret weapons

17 Mar 2017

Sergio Ramos has been making all the headlines for his goal-scoring exploits but he’s not the only defender contributing to Real Madrid’s attacking tally. Both Dani Carvajal and Marcelo, Zidane’s first choice left and right full-backs, have helped add 18 to the goals-for column this season.

Speed is a massive factor to the effectiveness of the Spaniard and Brazilian, with them being asked to overlap at any opportunity, while also having to track back when the ball is lost up-field. But their delivery from wide, and link-up play with those ahead of them – often a front three that they join alternately – adds an extra element of danger for the opposition. This means they are regularly there when the final pass is made.

Next Match

Real Madrid vs Arsenal

POLL

Do you think Pogba is a player for Real Madrid?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
TOP SCORERS
Leo Messi 36 Goals Barcelona
Karim Benzema 21 Goals Real Madrid
Luis Suarez 21 Goals Barcelona
Aspas 20 Goals Celta Vigo
Stuani 19 Goals Girona
Leo Messi 12 Goals Barcelona
Lewandowski 8 Goals Bayern Munich
Marega 6 Goals Porto
Tadic 6 Goals Ajax
Aguero 6 Goals Manchester City
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER