Lyonnais Marcelo is the best European defender in aerial combat, even ahead of van Dijk
OL fans have not finished the unlikely stats published on Monday
the CIES Football Observatory. Accordingly, the Marcelo Lyonnais this season is the player with the best share of defensive air combat in the five largest European Championships. The 31-year-old Brazilian defender won 136 of his 159 defensive duels
Ligue 1: 85.5% success.
New @CIES_Football Weekly Post is ranked after% of Defensive Air Challenges @InStatFootball Data, Top 5 Big 5: @ MarceloGuedes02 ahead @ HarryMaguire93 & @VirgilvDijk ; more at https://t.co/fG8ybsLY0Y pic.twitter.com/VGqVDiZDw6
– CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) April 15, 2019
He is in this ranking in front of Liverpool-Rock Virgil van Dijk (84.1%), which is a big surprise. Given the enormous difficulties that Marcelo currently has, which was cashed on April 6 (1-3) against Dijon, we realize that the statistics do not say everything.