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Morata has a better goal-scoring ratio than the BBC

Morata has a better goal-scoring ratio than the BBC

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Morata's goals this season make for better reading than the Bale, Benzema, Cristiano combo's, with the Spaniard finding the back of the net every 104 minutes
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Fewer BBC goals

The BBC, Real Madrid's staple striking structure, established in 2013, has always accounted for 56% or more of the goals scored by the whole team. This campaign, however, the numbers paint a different picture, with the trusted trio dropping to 40%.

Improving every season

The Bale, Benzema, Cristiano combination has consistently improved its goalscoring numbers season upon season: 56% in 2013-14 (93 goals out of a total of 160), 61% in the 2014-15 campaign (100 out of 162) and 69% in the 2015-16 (98 out of 141) last year. This season, however, the Real strikeforce has dropped off, and have only managed 48 goals of the team's total of 120 (40%). 

REAL MADRID 2015-16

141 goals

Goals Percentage
Cristiano 51 36%
Benzema 28 20%
Bale 19 13%
BBC 98 69%

Morata's minutes

Within this context, Morata, 17 on the list of players to have played the most minutes this season, has a better goals-per-minute ratio than the BBC, seeing the net bulge every 104 minutes - Cristiano is currently scoring one every 119, Benzema a goal every 149 and Bale one every 173. "I spoke to Zidane and he told me I was going to be an important player and that I would play a lot," was the promise Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane made to Morata to convince him to return to Los Blancos from Juventus. Unfortunately for the Spaniard, he has only had more game-time than Pepe, Asensio, Danilo, James, Mariano and Yáñez in a 24-man squad, and that number is even more damning given Bale's absence in35% of Madrid's games through injury. The numbers speak for themselves.  

2016-17

Games Goals Minutes Goals-per-minute ratio
Morata 32 13 1.352’ 104’
Cristiano 32 24 2.853’ 119’
Benzema 34 15 2.237’ 149’
Bale 21 9 1.562’ 173’

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2Real Madrid 59 18 5 2
3Sevilla 57 17 6 4
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*Update 12 de marzo de 2017

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