Alaba (30 years old) has started the season just as it ended last: winning titles with Real Madrid at the center of the defense. The leader of the white defense had a great game in the final of the European Super Cup against Eintracht where, in addition, he managed to open the can to win the title of super champion against the German club (2-0). According to Olocip , in the match between the European champions, the Austrian achieved a value of 0.62 with all his total actions on the pitch and was only surpassed by Benzema (0.75). Despite the uncertainty that exists after the signing of Rüdiger (29) for a place in the starting eleven, the theory that the club handled was that the German would play central alongside Militao (24), returning Alaba to the position left-back (in Madrid he has played only four games as ‘3’), in which he played so many years with Bayern. But Ancelotti has not finished seeing that path well, for the moment, and he has shown it in the preseason. So much so that, against Barça in Las Vegas, Rüdiger started as left-back and is running for the same position in his league debut against Almería (Sunday, 10pm).
David, who arrived last year at the white discipline, did not take long to adapt to the merengue club. He finished the season as the undisputed starter and with 4,069 minutes played, being Ancelotti’s fourth most used player after Courtois (4,560′), Militao (4,496′) and Vinicius (4,274′). According to the AI , defensively he reached a value of 0.10 with his actions in the white defense and that, during the coming course, will increase : it will reach 0.11 , increasing interceptions to 0.04 and recoveries to 0 .02 for every 90 minutes played.