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The Real Madrid It is the second team that makes fewer mistakes per game. So far in the league, the white team has been indicated a total of 154 fouls, which is an average of ten per game. But if in the locker room there is a proper name that heads this statistic is that of Raphaël Varane. The Frenchman, who has played 12 games this season, has an average of 0.5 fouls per game based on the data collected in the first 15 days of the championship.
In front of the fourth captain of Real Madrid in the ranking of cleaner plants that have participated in at least 10 games this season are Néstor Araújo (Celtic) who has made a total of 4 infringements in the 12 matches he has played and The guard (Alavés) with 6 fouls in 15 domestic championship matches.
The good performance he showed in the World Cup of Russia with the French team he has maintained it with Real Madrid and is consolidating it with the help of Solari. Together with the ideal companion, Sergio Ramos, the speed of the French gives him the role of being a very clean player in divided balls, which favors the achievement of these records.
Less fouls than the central ones of Barça and Atleti
If you compare the numbers of Varane with that of other power stations Barcelona Y Atlético de Madrid, the Real Madrid beats his opponents. In the case of Gerard Piqué, the Blaugrana has an average of 0.6 fouls per game and his partner in the back line Lenglet, overcomes the lack per game of media. Varane's teammate in the national team Umtiti He has the same average although he has played only 7 games.
At Atlético de Madrid the numbers also do not overshadow those of Varane. Godín has committed eight fouls in eleven games (0.72 per game), while Luke, Sávic Y Giménez average 0.6; 0.87 and 0.5 fouls per game, although the latter has only played 521 minutes in the league championship.
0.2 fouls per game in the World Cup
This good work in defensive work translates into successes achieved with the white elastic and with the selection of France. Without going any further during the last edition of the World Cup, the central Real Madrid committed only two fouls in the seven games played Les Bleus, averaging 0.28 fouls per game.
In Champions League their numbers are slightly better. In the 11 games played by Real Madrid in the 2017/2018 season, the French international only committed three fouls, which means a total of 0.27 per game played.
At 25 years old, Raphaël Varane is one of the best centers of present and future in the world. The successful cycle that Real Madrid has taken in recent years has benefited the Frenchman to gain maturity and experience in big events. In his palmares are already present 15 titles: four Champions, three Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, a Copa del Rey, two Leagues and two Super Cups of Spain.
At the same time, the white team has taken advantage of their physical qualities and their youth to form a pair of insurmountable centers, which apart from their defensive performance are able to stand out in the attacking side.
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