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Álex Granell vs Ivan Rakitic – La Liga – 2017/2018

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Álex Granell


Ivan Rakitic


Position: Midfielder

La Liga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 09.07.2018


Álex Granell vs Ivan Rakitic. The two fantastic midfielders in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Álex Granell and Ivan Rakitic in five passing categories:

  • Assists
  • Key passes per match
  • Passes per match
  • Pass success percentage
  • Crosses past per match

Ivan Rakitic played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Álex Granell did — 35 to 34.
Granell played more minutes than Rakitic – 2855 to 2839.
Álex Granell has 7 assists in La Liga (EFRating = 5.60), which is more than Ivan Rakitic’s 5 assists (EFRating = 4.00).
Granell has recorded 2.2 key passes per match in La Liga (EFRating = 4.78), compared to Rakitic’s 0.8 (EFRating = 1.74).
Ivan Rakitic has created 71.3 passes per match in La Liga (EFRating = 3.50), which is more than Álex Granell ‘s 49.2 passes per match (EFRating = 2.42).
In La Liga, Rakitic has completed 90.3% of his passes (EFRating = 5.10), while Granell has completed only 79.5% (EFRating = 1.50).
Álex Granell has recorded 1.9 crosses per match in La Liga (EFRating = 6.71), compared to Ivan Rakitic’s 0.4 (EFRating = 1.41).

Based on the analysis above, Álex Granell is clearly the king of 3 passing categories (assists, key passes per match and crosses per match).

Ivan Rakitic is the king of 2 passing categories (passes per match and pass success percentage).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Álex Granell seems like superior passer in La Liga.


Player Álex Granell Ivan Rakitic
EFRating 21.00 15.75


Alex Granell
Alex Granell

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