Xavi Hernández’s side are now 12 points clear Real Madrid in La Liga, followed by their 2-1 victory on Sunday. Of course, Barcelona players were at their best throughout the 90 minutes, even though Ronald Araujo scored an own goal.
Frankly, some of the Blaugranas’ players have been making headlines this campaign, particularly in the league.
Since Ousmane Dembélé’s absence from the squad because of injury. Raphinha stepped up, helping the team’s offensive performance.
With their victory at Spotify Camp Nou on Sunday. Barcelona have now won 100 games against Real Madrid in all competitions.
The Culers have faced the Los Blancos 253 matches, and they have been able to claim 100 victories. That’s 24 more wins than any other team in history.
Xavi Hernández’s men aren’t obviously performing impressively in European competitions this campaign.
Nevertheless, they hold their ground in the league, currently 12 points ahead of Real Madrid. Meanwhile, they have already won one trophy in 2022-2023.
Barcelona have faced Los Blancos three times in all competitions in 2023, and they have won all three matches.
3-1 win the Super Cup
1-0 in the Copa del Rey
2-1 in La Liga
Top 5 rated Barcelona players against Real Madrid on Sunday
Frenkie De Jong – 8.2
The Dutchman was a nightmare for the Los Blancos at Spotify Camp Nou. He single-handedly controlled the midfield, both offensively and defensively.
Sergio Busquets – 8.0
The Culers captain had 100% dribble success and created 2 big chances against Real Madrid on Sunday. Meanwhile, he played as a defensive midfielder, that’s amazing.
Andreas Christensen – 7.2
The former Chelsea centre-back was unstoppable at the back in their 2-1 El-Clasico victory. He balanced the defense line.
Sergi Roberto – 7.2
Played as a midfielder in a 3-man midfield setup, and he gave Barcelona an equalizer in the first-half. Even though he hasn’t played the position for a while.
Pablo Gavi – 7.2
Surprisingly, the Spanish youngster had 100% dribbles, 100% long balls and won 10 ground duels on Sunday. Always boost the team’s performance.
Meanwhile, as the international break starts this week. There are some Barcelona players with the most successful dribbles in La Liga so far this season.
Of course, Xavi Hernández has been playing an offensive style of play since he arrived at the club.
He solely depends on his attackers, leaning on Ousmane Dembélé. And he signed Robert Lewandowski to boost the front line.
Regardless, let’s take a look at the Barcelona players with the most successful dribbles in the league this campaign
Alejandro Balde – 32 dribbles
Isn’t it surprising to see the 19-year-old Spanish left-back having the most take-ons at Barcelona this campaign.
Balde has been making waves for the Culers since his senior team debut, particularly under Xavi Hernández.
The Spanish youngster is very offensive, allowing himself to create chances, move forward, and link up with the attackers.
Alejandro averages 1.84 successful dribbles per 90 minutes, making him the most offensive player for the Blaugranas.
Raphinha – 30 dribbles
The former Premier League star boy is literally one of the most dangerous right wingers in Europe’s top-5 leagues.
Raphinha has been able to complete 29 dribbles in all competitions for Barcelona in the 2022-2023 campaign.
However, he provides 2.06 successful take-ons per game. The Brazilian is up there, competing with Ousmane Dembélé.
Without being sentimental, Xavi Hernández was wise to have the two attackers under him. Raphinha has been balling in the Frenchman’s absence.
Ferran Torres – 28 dribbles
The former Manchester City baller is way underrated at Barcelona, mostly because he doesn’t score goals.
Torres barely plays regularly under Xavi Hernández. Yet he’s one of the top three players to have the most successful dribbles in the league.
Ferran single-handedly completed 10 dribbles in a single La Liga game, which was against Cadiz, and had an 8.7 rating in Sofascore.
Of course, the 23-year-old Spanish international hasn’t been able to establish himself at Camp Nou. However, he always puts his dribbling prowess into action.
Pedri González – 27 dribbles
It’s fair enough to say that Barcelona missed the Spanish youngster against Real Madrid on Sunday.
Pedri is always a dangerous weapon for the Culers in the midfield. Interestingly, Frenkie de Jong subdued the Los Blancos.
Speaking of players with the most successful dribbles in La Liga this campaign. González has completed 27 take-ons so far.
Even though he’s a midfielder, Pedri doesn’t hold back in taking his chances on the pitch. He’s obviously the heart of the team, averaging 1.49 dribbles per 90 minutes.
Frenkie de Jong – 27 dribbles
The Dutchman literally outplayed every Los Blancos midfielder in their previous 2023 El Clásico at Spotify Camp Nou.
So far in the league, De Jong has been able to complete 24 dribbles, even though he plays as a central midfielder.
Frenkie had 100% dribbles (3/3) in their league game on Sunday. Potential-wise, he’s currently making waves in Europe’s top-5 leagues.
It’s obvious why Manchester United and Erik ten Hag are hell-bent on bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford.
Ousmane Dembélé – 21 dribbles
Of course, the Frenchman deserves to be on the list, even though he’s been unavailable for many weeks now due to an injury.
It’s apparent that Dembélé is unarguably the most creative player at Barcelona. Always create chances as a result of his dribbling skills.
Statistically, Ousmane averages 1.72 take-ons per game in La Liga this campaign, completing 21 dribbles so far in the league.
It’s confirmed that the Frenchman has set back his recovery. Therefore, he’s most likely to be unavailable for another 3/4 weeks.
Barcelona Players with most assists this season
- Raphinha – 9 assists
- Ousmane Dembélé – 9 assists
- Jordi Alba – 6 assists
- Robert Lewandowski – 6 assists
- Jules Koundé – 5 assists