Real Madrid v Barcelona: Comparing Carvalho v Pique

Castrol data shows Ricardo Carvalho surpasses Gerard Piqué in terms of ground duels success; however the Barcelona player has been more clinical in the air.

Both defenders share an eye for goal: Carvalho having found the net on three occasions this season in the league, while Piqué has scored twice. The Portuguese has converted 33% of his shots, compared to 13% for the Catalan.

Carvalho v Piqué – Liga 2010-11

Player

Ricardo Carvalho

Gerard Piqué

Team

Real Madrid

Barcelona

Appearances

28 27

Starts

26 25

Minutes On Pitch

2,325 2,319

Defending

Tackles Made

59 50

Tackle Success Rate

68% 78%

Last Man Tackles

6 1

Blocks

18 8

Total Clearances

129 103

Headed Clearances

53 58

Clearances Off the Line

0 1

Interceptions

63 53

Duels

Ground Duels

122 118

Ground Duels won %

61% 58%

Aerial Duels

46 52

Aerial Duels won %

54% 60%

Discipline

Fouls

30 25

Fouls won

13 13

Yellow Cards

8 7

Red Cards

1 1

Passing

Touches

1655 2263

Touches per game

59.1 83.8

Goal Assists

0 1

Key Passes

2 6

Total Passes

1187 1762

Pass Completion %

88% 88%

Going Forward

Goals

3 2

Headed Goals

0 0

Shots

9 15

Shots On Target

5 7

Shots Off Target

4 8

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