Football NewsThe 50 reasons for Asensio
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The situation

Marco Asensio and his idyll with the goal , that is the reason why the flame of love between the Bernabéu and the Balearic Islands has remained lit at all times. Despite being questioned by a summer full of doubts about his continuity in the white club, the one from Calviá vindicated himself against Leipzig with a real goal to close the match and silence the whistles as he entered the pitch (2 -0). After his anger against Mallorca, Ancelotti declared , in the press conference prior to the second day of the Champions League, that Marco had returned to training ‘like a bull’ to win minutes in the next games. So it was. His reward came in the form of minutes (he entered the 64th minute for Camavinga) and goals . In the first seven games , the white number ’11’ was only able to participate in 20 minutes of play (8′ against Celta and 12′ against Celtic), remaining scoreless against Eintracht, Almería, Espanyol, Betis and Mallorca.

Reasons to believe

Since his arrival at Paseo de la Castellana, Marco made the Madrid fans fall in love with his goals. In 238 official matches, he has scored 50 goals, has given 24 assists and has participated in 12,284 minutes. Some numbers that could be compared with great white legends: Luis Figo scored 58 goals in 245 games , or Zidane , who scored 49 goals in 227 games. Despite not shining enough last season in the 1,816 minutes he participated (he scored 10 goals and made no assists), he was the fourth player, according to Olocip, with more impact from the merengue team (8.95). Only Militao (9.67), Benzema (13.3) and Vinicius (21.38) were able to beat the Balearic in this facet. The white striker , who reached a value of 0.44 every 90′ (that is, with his actions he produced 0.44 more goals than expected per game) and was only surpassed by Benzema (0.49) and Vini ( 0.63) , achieved his best season since he wore the white jersey (he generated a goal every 204 minutes when he was on the pitch).