Real Madrid #5
Average Percent of possession: 60.1%
The Galacticos are always subject to criticism for their approach against Barcelona, where they often resort to more primitive footballing tactics. Take them out of the discomfort of El Clasico however, and suddenly you get a chance to see their more cultured side- a classy possession aspect.
The formula is exquisite possession married to the fastest counterattack in the world braced by Cr7 and Gareth Bale. Over the course of the season, no one else in La Liga has been able to stack up the points at anywhere close to their pace.
AS Roma #4
Average Percent of possession: 60.2%
It hasn’t been enough to keep pace with the top teams in Serie A this season. But AS Roma has stepped up their game with some impressive possession football.
Average Percent of possession: 61%
Juventus keep the ball like no other in Serie A. With the force of Llorente, Asamoah and Claudio Marchisio, it would be odd if they weren’t stingy in possession. Juventus has perfectly managed to convert their possession into goals thus leading the Serie A table with 59 goals in just 24 games played.
Bayern Munich #2
Average Percent of possession: 64.8%
Bayern Munich is definitely a super team under a super coach. It is the only team in Europe that has not lost a single match it their respective leagues. It boasts of a 16 point lead in the Bundesliga standing. In short, they have already won the league. They play good possession football under the ex-Barca coach.
Average Percent of possession: 69.6%
Was there ever really any doubt which team would top this list? Even the most uneducated viewer knows that Barcelona are the best possession team on the planet. Now you’ve got the statistics to back it up.
The Barca approach has always been possession-based and in the current squad they have the finest purveyors of keep-ball ever assembled. In Xavi alone, the Catalans have a man who averages right at 20 more passes per game than the next closest player.
BY SLITHER BEE