If football were old, the Barça would win for thrashed the Classic of this Saturday. Or it would start, at least, with two years of advantage, those that separate the average age of the eleven starters presented by Ronald Koeman in LaLiga from those formed by Zinedine Zidane in these 29 days already disputed.
The bet on youth at Barça it has been clear and has been reflected in the DNI of their initial league games. A document that sets your average age at 26.94 years, almost two less than those exhibited by Real Madrid, whose starting teams have an average of 28.85 years.
And if we look at the two most recent starting formations in the League, the difference is even greater: while Real Madrid that beat Eibar 2-0 had an average of 29.46 years, the Barça that beat Valladolid 1-0 had 26.45, almost three less.
The eleven starters of Barça in the League have an average of 26.9 years; those of Real Madrid reach 28.8
The ‘aging’ of the white squad, which has not been subjected to a ‘renew operation‘More than very shyly, it is evident. As well as the concern that exists within the entity about the residue that can be left in the dressing room by the effort to which the squad must submit to face in just seven days the difficult challenge posed by the double clash in the Champions League against Liverpool and Classic pulse.
Alone four of the 20 teams of LaLiga Santander exceed the average age of the eleven holders of Zinedine Zidane. They are Cádiz, with an average of 29.38 years, Alavés (29.25), Eibar (29.15) and Levante (28.86). The Barça for his part, is the third with the starting eleven more
young in the category, only behind R. Sociedad (25.39 years) and Valencia (25.88).
The whites have the fifth oldest average age in all of LaLiga; the blaugrana, the third youngest
On the last day, Real Madrid only presented one starter under 25 years old: Eder Militao. Barça, in this same strip, had up to five starters: Pedri (sub-20, in addition), Dest, Dembélé De Jong and Mingueza. A DNI that, if it were decisive, it would give Barça the victory, and by a landslide, in the Clásico this Saturday.