Lyonnais Marcelo is the best European defender in aerial combat, even ahead of van Dijk

15-04-2019 22:04

Particularly disturbing was Marcelo receiving Dijon on 6 April (1-3). ROMAIN LAFABREGUE – AFP

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.

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.

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