Jordi Alba’s offensive ability is well known, and this season the statistics reaffirm it because Barça’s No.18 is the top scoring defender and provider of assists in the league.
In the last league match, the Barcelona left-back scored the third in the game against Elche (3-0). After an assist from Braithwaite, Alba put the ball in the net with a strike that any forward would be proud of.
That goal was his second in the league this season, the first coming in the 2-1 win over Real Sociedad when he drilled a right foot shot home. He also scored a brace in the epic 3-5 victory at Granada in the Copa del Rey; one with his head and the other with a volley.
Four goals in all competitions that elevate him to the top position as the highest scoring defender in LaLiga. He is followed by Koundé, Germán Sánchez, Mandi, Esteban Burgos and Sergio Ramos, with three.
Most assists to Griezmann
Jordi Alba’s contribution goes beyond goals, because this season, the player has also delivered a total of eight assists. Figures that also place him top, as the defender with most assists in the league. Trippier, with five, is his closest pursuer.
Antoine Griezmann is the player who has taken the most advantage. He has received a total of five assists from Alba, whilst Ansu Fati and Frenkie de Jong are the other two players that the Catalan has assisted.