La Liga stars feature in world expensive XI

The traditional shirt numbers of 1 to 11 in the starting line-up are becoming rarer and rarer as the years go by, in part due to the increase in squad sizes and the depth of quality most squads have, leaving the manager with important players that stretch beyond the 1-11 shirt numbers.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two biggest clubs in La Liga and both clubs have a wealth of talent at their disposal. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is their current number 7, having taken over from Spanish legend Raul when he left the club in 2010.

Over in England, the current favourites in Betfair Premier League odds, Manchester City won the Carabao Cup as they look to secure an incredible treble. In order to achieve this, the Citizens will need to prevent Madrid and Barcelona from claiming Champions League glory this season.

Barcelona are currently top of La Liga and looking fairly comfortable, with Real Madrid’s city rivals Atletico Madrid sitting in second place and Los Blancos are in third. Barcelona’s number 10, Lionel Messi is the top scorer in the league, with 22 goals while he has also assisted in 12 goals.

Luckily for Barcelona, their number 9 is also one of the top scorers in the league, having netted 20 times so far this season, to leave him in second on the goal scoring chart. Celta Vigo’s number 10, Iago Aspas is third on 16 goals, just two ahead of Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who suffered from a slow start in La Liga.

La Liga’s relegation battle is looking a lot more straight forward than the one faced in England. With so many clubs struggling this season, Premier League predictions have proven to be a nightmare this season.

We have taken a look at some of the facts and stats behind the more traditional numbers and the reasons behind some of the weirder numbers selected and created an infographic with this information. Check it out below.