Ousmane Dembélé is one of the protagonists of this great run of form for Xavi's Barça. A team that has won 26 out of the last 30 possible points in LaLiga, as well as classifying for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League. The French forward is going through a purple patch and his stats back it up. After his two assists in El Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, Dembélé now has 7 in LaLiga and 9 in total this season.
The speed and accuracy of Dembélé's passes have taken him to the top of the assist table across the five major European leagues in 2022. With seven assists, the French forward leads the way since the turn of the year, followed by ex-Barça man Leo Messi and Bourigeaud from Rennes, both with 6 assists. Dembélé's assists have come from 735 minutes played in 13 games during 2022.
His record to date was eight during the 2018/19 season. This means the Barça winger has provided 29 assists since he joined the Club, surpassing a personal record. A curious fact is that 11 of the Frenchman's assists prior to the two in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium were for different teammates, with Aubameyang (Osasuna and Real Madrid), Ferran Torres (Osasuna), Memphis (Athletic Club), Luuk de Jong (Athletic Club), Frenkie de Jong (Valencia), Araujo (Sevilla and Real Madrid), Jutglà (Elche), Pedri (Levante), Messi (Betis), Griezmann (Granada) and Lenglet (Real Sociedad) all benefitting from Dembélé's deadeye passing.