Debate is raging over who Benzema or Messi has been the best player in La Liga this season. If everyone has his arguments, one thing is certain though: one has been more decisive than the other.
This is of course a purely statistical analysis, since it is obvious that the Barcelona number 10 Messi is the most important player of his team, whose dependence on his magical feet is no longer to be proven.
We must also not forget the assists. We can also say, without risking to say too much nonsense, that he is a better player than the Frenchman, but this statistical study has the merit of nuance some words that are held too regularly on the Argentinian striker, and confirms that Benzema is indeed the leader of the merengue attack.
But there is even more impressive, since yes, players were more decisive than the number 9 blanco. This is the case of a player we know well in France, since 85.7% of the 14 goals scored by Lucas Ocampos with Sevilla were key goals! He is therefore, in percentage terms, by far the most decisive player in the Spanish league. In front of Benzema, we also find Alvaro Morata (66.7% of his 12 goals in La Liga allowed to scratch points), Iago Aspas, the star of Celta, with 71.4% decisive achievements (14 in total), Athletic midfielder Raul Garcia (73.3% on 15 goals), Roger Marti de Levante (81.8% of 11 goals), as well as Joselu (Alavés) and Jaime Mata (Getafe), both with 72.7% of their eleven goals that earned poi
These figures are logical, since it is not uncommon for the dependence on offensive players to be greater in less powerful teams, where the star striker has an even more important role than that of a big club, usually surrounded by more quality players capable of making a difference, and who can therefore afford to relax from time to time and let his partners shine.
It should be noted that Sergio Ramos was also decisive 63.6% of the times he shook the nets (11 goals in total), to be put into perspective anyway given the high number of goals on a stopped kick. One thing is certain, however, both Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi are coming off an extraordinary season.
Goals that make differences, goalscorers with more repercussions in Primera
Who was the best player in this 2019/2020 La Liga? On the Madrid side, we are leaning towards Karim Benzema, who was the great offensive reference of the reigning Spanish champion, finishing the season with a statistical line to say the least impressive. The Frenchman has 21 goals and 8 assists in the league.
In Catalonia, on the other hand, there is a strong campaign for Lionel Messi, who was unable to lead his team to the final victory but has even more impressive figures than those of Lyon: 25 goals and 21 assists. And in addition to the stats, the Argentinian regaled with genius actions.
On the other side of the Pyrenees, the debate is in any case launched. Marca’s readers leaned for Karim Benzema. In the Iberian media, and especially those in the capital, we do not hesitate to recall that the Frenchman scored 11 goals against the teams of the top 10, against only 5 for the star of the Albiceleste.
Without the Bron native’s goals, Real Madrid would have 16 points less, while the Catalans would have to be stripped of 11 points if La Pulga’s achievements were to be taken away. This is by far the best season for the Frenchman on this side.
Benzema is more decisive from a statistical point of vie
If we look even more closely at the statistics of the two men in front of goal, the Merengue is even more successful in its duel with the Blaugrana.
Indeed, 61.9% of his achievements proved decisive for his team, compared to only 32% for the player of the sworn enemy. Statistics can also be explained by the fact that Real Madrid have often won their matches on small scores, with one or two goals from Benzema, while the Argentinian has contributed to victories on larger gaps.