Barça, Messi and Alves, the best in Europe on their respective rankings

Barça lead all the rankings of clubs

Barça, Messi and Alves, the best in Europe on their respective rankings
Barça, Messi and Alves, the best in Europe on their respective rankings

Barça lead all the rankings of clubs

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El CIES Football Observatory prepared some rankings analyzing the quality of European clubs and players, and Barcelona, which will face Juventus in the Champions League final and have already won La Liga, are in a highlighted place.

Barça lead all the clubs' rankings. He is above Juventus regarding dangerousness, Bayern as for grip on the game, Arsenal regarding duelling and overcoming Atlético Madrid in terms of set play, thanks to their capacity to defend these kind of actions —something that have been improved this season.— Atlético are still better in set-pieces attack, but Barça's ratio is higher.

As for players, Messi is the best striker, in a ranking where Suárez and Neymar also appear.

  1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 100.0
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 93.5
  3. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 92.8
  4. Arjen Robben (Bayern) 88.5
  5. Sergio Agüero (Man. City) 67.0
  6. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 65.1
  7. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 65.0
  8. Neymar Júnior (Barcelona) 64.1
  9. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 62.5
  10. Felipe Anderson (Lazio) 61.5

Two Barça players lead the full-backs table: Dani Alves and Jordi Alba:

  1. Dani Alves (Barcelona) 100.0
  2. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) 92.8
  3. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) 87.1
  4. Gaël Clichy (Man. City) 77.3
  5. Antonio Valencia (Man. United) 76.4
  6. Patrice Evra (Juventus) 76.3
  7. Ricardo Rodríguez (Wolfsburg) 75.6
  8. Marcelo Vieira (Real Madrid) 75.6
  9. Djibril Sidibé (Lille) 71.8
  10. Dušan Basta (Lazio) 69.9