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The figures support Xavi: Barcelona recovered its ‘DNA’ in the last season of LaLiga

One of the reasons why Xavi Hernandez came to the bench FC Barcelona he was seeking to recover the ‘spirit’ of the game of the azulgranas, the so-called ‘DNA’ or style that marked and gave the club so much success. Although the results accompanied and the Blaugrana team ended up in second place in LaLiga Santander, but without titles, they managed to recover precisely their style of possession of the ball. And this is justified and demonstrated by the figures.

In the season that ended, Barcelona was the team with the highest percentage of possession in LaLiga Santander with 62.8 percent, according to a report published this Friday by LaLiga. The ‘Top 5′ is completed by Real Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal and Celta.

Furthermore, if the number of players involved in each possession on average in a match is taken into account, Real Madrid leads the list, with almost four players (3.69) per possession. FC Barcelona, ​​Sevilla and Villarreal remain above three and the fifth is Betis with 2.95.

The report also determines how many passes per possession each team gave on average, and it is those teams that lead the ranking: Real Madrid (6.5), Barça (6.4), Sevilla (5.6), Villarreal (5, 2) and Real Betis (5.1).

The official transfers

The economic issue continues to be an important obstacle for FC Barcelona and in the next few days there could be news regarding the arrival of new players due to the members’ meeting that has been taking place to sell part of the club and obtain money in exchange.

For now, they have only signed Paul Tower. The 19-year-old midfielder comes from Racing de Santander and has signed until 2026. According to the Spanish sports press, the agreement reached was for five million euros plus a series of variables.

Pablo Torre, who will have a Barcelona B record, although everything indicates that he will be in the dynamics of the first team, put on the Barça shirt for the first time and gave his first touches at the Camp Nou, although the presentation was private and did not count with the presence of neither the media nor fans.

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