Seven Real Madrid players, three Barcelona players and one Sevilla player make up La Liga’s most valuable starting lineup according to information by Transfermarkt reported by Marca.
Thibaut Courtois (€65m) starts in goal behind a back four of Dani Carvajal (€20m), Eder Militao (€60m), Jules Kounde (€60m) and Ferland Mendy (€50m). All, aside from Sevilla’s Kounde, ply their trade for the current leaders of La Liga, Madrid.
Casemiro (€65m) – also of Madrid – anchors the midfield, but he’s flanked by Barcelona duo Frenkie de Jong (€70m) and Pedri (€80m) rather than his usual friends Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
The front three is inverted to the midfield, with two Madrid players and one Barcelona player. Vinicius (€100m) is rated as the most valuable player in Spain, while Marco Asensio (€40m) occupies the other flank. Memphis Depay (€45m) leads the line.
Madrid’s dominance in this regard reflects their form this season. They’re eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla at the top of La Liga. Barcelona are down in seventh, 18 points behind Madrid.