Barça players did 100,000 km more than the Whites
FC Barcelona have suffered FIFA Virus more than Real Madrid before playing El Clásico this Saturday at Camp Nou. This is the conclusion if we take a look at the physical problems suffered and the kilometers of trip with their national teams.
As for the distance traveled, the Blaugrana players have made 100,000 kilometers more than Madrid, according to a study of the newspaper AS. In particular, Barça players have completed 189,660 kilometers, while Madrid only did 89,831.
The difference lies in the fact that the club has more international players (17) than Madrid (12). In addition, up to 7 Barça players have traveled to South America with longer trips (Suarez, Messi, Mascherano, Bravo, Alves and Neymar). Only three in Madrid (Navas, James and Danilo) travelled there. The player who has travelled further is the Uruguayan Luis Suarez, with 28,132 km.
FIFA Virus has damaged the club regarding injuries this March. Luis Enrique has lost Jérémy Mathieu until the end of the season. The Frenchman was injured eight minutes after coming in a friendly against Russia and suffered a torn in his meniscus. In addition, Busquets and Rakitic have also come back from international duties with physical discomfort, but will be able to play against Madrid.
In the whites, only Ramos was forced to leave the national team due to physical issues. Also recall that Gareth Bale did not travel with his national team to better prepare for El Clásico.