LEADING PLAYERS OF THE CLASICO
Memphis vs Benzema: The 'war' in search of the goal in El Clasico
Published:24/10/2021 - 01:29h
Updated:24/10/2021 - 08:03h
The spotlights in the preview of the Barça-Madrid Classic this Sunday are in Memphis Depay and Karim Benzema, who are the ones called to drill the rival goal
The clashes between the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have characterised for being 'exhibitions' of big footballers. The two 'giant' of Spain have lost to his maximas stars and references of the last years, as Neymar Jr, Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but have staff very competitive and with 'cracks' of world-wide level that will see the faces from the 16:15 hours in the Camp Nou.
Two players are called to be the stars of the party and the players 'forced' to punish to the eternal rival. It treats of Memphis Depay and Karim Benzema, the goleadores of the Barça and Real Madrid in this start of season. The difference between both, in what to number of goals refers , is almost 'abysmal' and favourable for the French forward, but in what yes they are very equalised is in the leadership and importance that have in his teams.
The two, curiously, were stars of the Olympique of Lyon before giving the big jump to LaLiga, Karim does more than a decade and Memphis the past summer. The French is more than accustomed to the Spanish championship and his growth in the Madrid has been, as little, impressive. In fact, in this moment is the big image of the picture 'merengue', something that has it 'promoted' also to be one of the letters of presentation of LaLiga. To this level.
The 'cat' and goleador French is living the best moment of his career and goes much more there of the goals that is annotating, that already are too many. Has a direct influence in the offensive game of the Madrid (and of France, besides), turning into a true leader and a player that, of a form or another, improvement to his teams. In this season, already adds nine goals in League, more than anybody, with 17 shots to door in what it goes of course. More seven assistances.
Memphis Depay Does not have numbers so important like Karim, but yes that has been important for the Barça. It signed a beginning of spectacular season, being key in parties in front of the Real Sociedad, Athletic or Getafe, with goals and important assistances that cost points for the Barcelona. It has lost bellows in these last parties, but has not left to be one of the players that more create danger for the ones of Ronald Koeman.
Memphis, essential for the Barça
The Dutch is the maximum goleador Barcelona, with four so many and cuela between the maximum artillerymen of the competition, by behind Karim Benzema, Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad, 6 goals) and of Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid, 5 goals). To date, it has tested goal in 14 occasions.
The Dutch has assumed chevrons and, although it do not annotate in all the parties, is leading the offensive, doing the 'paper' of Leo Messi, pushing to his mates and looking for the danger in the rival area at all times. It is the one who earns the penal and has hit them all. It is true that needs adaptation and time, but already has showed that it wants to 'roar' in the Camp Nou.