The most left-sided Real based on data from last 10 seasons



Based on the data from the last ten seasons, you are much more likely to see Real Madrid attack on the left wing.

In all these years, Los Blancos have relied on the width from that flank, in no small part due to the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo.

However, Ronaldo’s move to Juventus hasn’t seen the attacks balance out on the two wings, but rather the opposite.

This season has seen an increase to 44 percent of moves coming down the left, compared to 33.5 percent on the right, a difference of 10.5 percent.

Madrid are also the team that attacks the most down the left in all of LaLiga Santander, ahead of Leganes (42.6 percent) and Valladolid (42.2 percent).

Athletic Club are the team that attacks the most on the right and Celta down the centre.

Dani Carvajal may be in a clear minority given that the other player on the right is Gareth Bale, because clearly the Welshman is left-footed and prefers to cut inside.

Marcelo, the world’s most offensive left-back and one of the best attacking solutions for Real in recent years, was injured against Sevilla.

Since then, and against Atletico, CSKA and Alaves, Julen Lopetegui’s team haven’t found the net.

But there is another contribution that often seems decisive, and it’s none other than Marco Asensio, who also occupies that area of the field.

Although he tries to take advantage whenever he can, Ronaldo finished more plays than he has, especially in recent years.

This trend hasn’t been so marked for ten seasons.

Although Cristinao Ronaldo led the attack and beat all the scoring records, in the 2015/16 campaign the team carried the attack down each flank almost equally – 36.36 percent against 43.98 percent.

It was the campaign that started under Rafa Benitez until Zinedine Zidane arrived in January.

The starting eleven was practically the same as the one now, with James as the first replacement.

Another season with more balance was Mourinho’s last, which ended without a trophy and the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti.

The last two with Zidane saw Madrid attack six percent more from the left hand side.