The best attacking numbers of the center-back since he came to Barça
Gerard Piqué recovered his best conditions as center-back and he is also standing out for his goals. The defense has scored 6 goals this season so far, 4 in La Liga (Espanyol, Córdoba, Elche and Rayo) 1 in La Copa (Villarreal) 1 in the Champions League (APOEL) and he has become the 5th top scorer of the team, just behind Messi, Neymar, Suárez and Pedro.
Furthermore, this six goals mean having beaten his personal record since he came back to Barça, with a lot of matches still to be played. The best seasons of Piqué as for goals were 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2013/14, with 4 goals.
One of the keys of this numbers is that Luis Enrique's Barça really worked set-pieces actions and the center-back takes advantage of them because of his height. All the goals came after set pieces: 3 after a corner and 3 after a free kick.
The players talked after the match and said that scoring more goals don't mean doing a better season. But what's true is that the center-back is showing his best level both in terms of defense and attacking.