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SURPRISE: Messi, the 9th most complete player according to a CIES study

Published:4/04/2020 - 00:56h

Updated:4/04/2020 - 07:50h

CIES has published a study with the most complete players so far this season and Leo Messi does not appear until ninth place. Kylian Mbappé leads a 'top' with clear PSG color

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The CIES Football Observatory has published this Friday a listing on the most complete players this season. The study reflects the individual performance of the footballers in the collective game of all the teams of the five big Leagues. The ránking has surprised enough, since Leo Messi has fallen until the ninth place in a classification that leads Kylian Mbappé.

The forward of Paris Saint-Germain is first with an average of 91 points in this 'top' with clear colour of the PSG. There is until five men of the Parisian group between the first 10 qualifiers, with Marco Verratti second and with Presnel Kimpembe in the third place. The Italian was completing a glorious campaign, whereas the central Frenchman was consolidating at last in the centre of the defence.

After the three Parisians finds of surprising way Joe Gómez, defender of the Liverpool. In addition to the English, the another 'network' that appears in this listing is his mate in the centre of the saga, Virgil go Dijk. The Dutch is in the seventh place empatado with Neymar Jr, that has taken out the same punctuation that he. Justo before them finds another footballer of the PSG, Ángel Gave María, sixth, and Ilicic, of the Atalanta, that is fifth equalised with Gómez.

After all the already mentioned players arrives at last Leo Messi, that with an average of 88,1 is ninth. With 24 goals, 16 assistances and a total incidence in the game of the Barça, bumps a lot see to the rosarino so backwards. The Argentinian, by the way, surpasses by very little to the first madridista of the list, that is not another that Toni Kroos. The German, with 87,9, empata with David Praises, that is eleventh.

Other big 'cracks' as Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohammed Salah or Luis Suárez find something by behind in this list. The Egyptian is the fourteenth qualifier, the Portuguese is the fifteenth and the charrúa arrives to the sixteenth position. Before that they is the promising Jadon Sancho, that is thirteenth after his big campaign in the Borussia Dortmund.

In what consists the analysis

This study bases in the data of OptaPro and measures the recoveries of balloon, the tactical rigour, the creation of occasions of goal or the shots, between other things. Once done the headcount and the analysis of everything, add to how work for the performance of all the team. Besides, it is necessary to signal that it does not have more value any of the positions of the field, but the most important is how the individual performance of each footballer repercute in the community. By this reason can see players that usually are not in this type of 'top', as for example Joe Gómez, Ilicic or Marco Verratti.

The 'Top 10' to the complete

  1. Mbpapé (PSG) 91
  2. Verratti (PSG) 90.6
  3. Kimembe (PSG) 90.4
  4. Joe Gómez (Liverpool) 90.2
  5. Ilicic (Atalanta) 90.2
  6. I gave Mará (PSG) 89.9
  7. Neymar (PSG) 88.9
  8. They go Dijk (Liverpool) 88,8
  9. Messi (FC Barcelona) 88.1
  10. Kroos (R. Madrid) 87,9
  11. It praises (Bayern) 87,9

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