AML more effective than the BBC for Real Madrid
Firstly AML stands for Asensio,Morata,Lucas and BBC for Bale,Benzema,Ronaldo.
Zidane has had to shuffle his pack with key absences in midfield recently and Asensio started in a deeper role against Legia, scoring on his Champions League debut just as he had in his first games in the UEFA Super Cup and also in La Liga.
The 20-year-old has hit four goals for Real this season, while Morata has three and Lucas one. That is fewer than the combined total of Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo, but not by much, and the Spanish trio boast a better strike rate.
Their eight goals have come at a rate of one per 181 minutes; the BBC (with 11 between them) have hit an average of one every 192 minutes.
Benzema has been below his best for most of the season, perhaps feeling the effects of his hip injury even now, while Ronaldo is still struggling to hit the heights after his knee problem in the summer.
The problem Zidane has is that those two and Bale expect to start every match when fit and that leaves little room for Asensio, Morata and Lucas.
“We are all here for the same thing,” Zidane said. “We have Lucas, Marco, Morata. We are going to do this all together, and there are players who will play less.”
And it is pretty clear which ones those are, but at the moment the stats show that perhaps Asensio, Lucas and Morata deserve more minutes in Madrid’s attack.