Mesuts beautiful assist yesterday lead to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 1-2 goal, in the victory last night against Barcelona.
If you haven’t seen the assist here’s a video of the goal.
Sami Khedira’s goal against Barcelona was Real Madrid’s 108th strike this season in La Liga, which allows them to break their own 107 goal record of the 1989/90 campaign. The German player and Mesut Özil talked to the press in the mixed zone.
“I’m happy because I scored an historic goal, but the victory is what really counts. I think the entire team did a good job and we must keep it up to the end.”
“It is very important for the team to win at Camp Nou and today is a perfect day for us. We gave a serious performance for 90 minutes. We worked hard and covered a lot of gorund.”
“Our match against Bayern Munchen will be another final, but we’ll do our best to win and reach the final. This victory over Barcelona makes us confident.”
“We are very happy. We played well in a very complicated game. The important thing is we won and played very well. This is very important for us and I’m very happy.”
“We have a very important game against Bayern Munchen next week and we’ll have to do our best to reach the final. Then we’ll have to play four more games in La Liga and we’ll have to try to win them in order to have a chance to take two titles this year.”
Europe’s top leagues are currently filled with talented playmakers that are lighting up their respective divisions with intelligent and incisive attacking football. David Silva has emerged as a player of the season candidate in the English Premier League, Lionel Messi continues to weave his magic across Spain and Eden Hazard’s star has continued its meteoric rise in the French Ligue 1.
However, Castrol EDGE Performance data shows that Mesut Ozil has created more goals this season than other player in Europe’s top five leagues, with his 15 assists putting him one above Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria in joint second. The Real Madrid playmaker came to prominence with some spectacular performances for Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, but since his move to Real Madrid he has quietly gone about his business in a squad full of superstars.
This data confirms that he has managed to establish himself as a key player for Real Madrid despite the intense competition for squad places; a fact that was further affirmed when he scored a crucial away goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week. Barcelona have a celebrated set of attacking players themselves, but they overlook the threat of Özil at their peril.
Top five European leagues – Most assists
|Mesut Özil||Real Madrid||15|
|Ángel Di María||Real Madrid||14|
|David Silva||Manchester City||13|
|Antonio Valencia||Manchester United||13|
|Juan Arango||Borussia Mönchengladbach||12|