Is Real Madrid trio better than Barcelona trio?

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Real Madrid trio consists of Ronaldo, Benzema, and Bale, while Barcelona trio consists of Messi, Neymar, and Suarez. In the next couple of sentences I am going to check if Real Madrid trio is better than Barcelona trio.
A fact is that Real Madrid and Barcelona have the best attacking trio in the world. There isn’t a week, where at least one of the three doesn’t score in La Liga or somewhere else. There is no doubt that Real Madrid trio was more expensive to buy (€223 million vs €181 million), especially given that Lionel Messi is Barcelona product. But the real question is, which trio is actually better?


Real Madrid trio stats and Barcelona trio stats
So if we start with the goals we can see that Barcelona trio of Neymar, Messi, and Suarez are leading for a single goal. This means that both Real Madrid trio and Barcelona trio have scored almost identical amount of goals, with Barcelona trio winning by one goal.


Real Madrid trio of Ronaldo, Bale, and Benzema has had 276 shots so far, this is 44 shots more than Barcelona trio. This basically means that Real Madrid trio has been shooting more but scoring less. This is also the reason why their conversion rate is smaller than Barcelona trio. Barcelona trio has a conversion rate of 23.2%, which is 4% more than Real Madrid trio. This doesn’t look much, but it can critically influence the games. This again shows that Barcelona trio is better in this aspect of the game.


Its similar with assists. Barcelona trio have 27 assists, while Real Madrid trio have 24 assists. This means, that Barcelona trio tend to pass more for goals than Real Madrid trio. But the difference isn’t that big here, which means that they are quite equal. Nevertheless Barcelona trio is better than Real Madrid trio in assists.

Much bigger difference is at dribbling. Barcelona trio has managed almost 100 more dribbles than Real Madrid trio. That is a lot. This shows that Barcelona trio are much more dribbling orientated, than Real Madrid trio, and because of this, Barcelona trio are more fun to watch.

Real Madrid are better than Barcelona in only one aspect, and that is attack score. Real Madrid trio has 27 points more in attack score, which isn’t that much. Nevertheless, Real Madrid trio is better attacking wise than Barcelona trio.
Overall score is again bigger with Barcelona trio. They have almost 600 points more than Real Madrid trio. This means, that Barcelona trio are better at things like keeping possession and even defending.

Real Madrid trio isn’t better than Barcelona trio!

Given the stats, I can say that Real Madrid trio isn’t better than Barcelona trio. In fact, Barcelona trio is better in almost every aspect of the game. This also means, that Barcelona trio are more effective given the money spent on them. There is a long way till the end of the season, but I predict that we won’t see any big difference, and that Barcelona trio of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar will still be better than Real Madrid trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale!