Which team has the most complete squad, Barça or Real Madrid?

Which team has the most complete squad, Barça or Real Madrid?


After Los Blancos victory against Atlético Madrid with players that are not usually in the starting 11 and the draw of Barça without Messi and Luis Suárez, a new debate has open. Are Los Blancos better team than FC Barcelona? Who knows, it’s a very difficult decision because both have incredible players that almost all of them play with their national teams. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have maybe the best squads on all the continent.

We can say that Real Madrid substitutes are having more protagonist than the ones at Barça. Both teams have been concerned in the last few season to have on their bench more players and of more quality. After all Piqué, Iniesta, Busquets, Messi, Suárez, Neymar, Ronaldo, Bale, Modric and other important players can’t play more than 50 matches at the highest level. So having good players on the bench have become a necessity in the teams that play all the competitions.

However, Real Madrid substitutes are playing much better than Barça ones. While Nacho, Kovacic, Isco, Lucas Vázquez and Morata have taken a step forward, Barça’s substitutes are yielding below their level. Arda Turan, André Gomes, Denis Suárez and Alcácer seem that they are not taking advantage of the opportunities Luis Enrique is giving them and when Barça have important injuries the team doesn’t play as well as they usually do.

Real Madrid subsitutes are having many minutes in this beginning of the season. Morata has played 534 minutes in La Liga, Lucas Vázquez 338, Kovacic is being a very important player while Kroos and Casemiro are injured and he also played an amount of 757 minutes. Isco played an incredible match against Atlético and he already has played 519 minutes so far.

Obviously, Real Madrid and Barcelona have very complete squads with players with different skills and different qualities, but all players are footballers of first level and that’s very difficult to achieve.