Leading by example

Leading by example

FC Barcelona’s ace attackers Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr have taken the 2014 World Cup by storm. Both men have inarguably been their national sides’ top performers. Messi has 24 goals in his last 24 Argentina caps, or 32 goals in 36 games in 2014, with 10 assists. In canary yellow, Neymar has outrageously good career statistics, 22 years old, 52 appearances, 35 goals and 20 assists. After the jump are their group stage performances in numbers, including an impressive 92% shot accuracy from Neymar.

 
LEO MESSI NEYMAR JR
GAMES PLAYED
3 3
MINUTES PLAYED
243 249
GOALS 4 4
MAN OF THE MATCH
3 2
PLAYS IN THE AREA 16 11
TOTAL SHOTS
14 11
GOOD/TOTAL PASSES
118/138 84/102
% GOOD PASSES
85.5 % 82.3 %
DANGEROUS PASSES
10 6
COMPLETED DRIBBLES
17 10
FOULS RECEIVED
6 9
FOULD COMMITTED
1 3
YELLOW CARDS
0 1
SHOTS ON TARGET 53.8% 90.9%

 Source / Image: FC Barcelona