With each passing game it is becoming ever more apparent that Philippe Coutinho, Barça’s star signing during the winter transfer window, is a perfect fit for the team’s playing philosophy.
Coutinho racked up assists on both of Barça’s goals in a 2–1 La Liga victory over Valencia on Saturday at Camp Nou. The 25-year-old Brazilian made the final pass on goals by Luis Suarez in the 15th minute and by Samuel Umtiti in the 51st.
Coutinho now has five assists since leaving Liverpool for Barça in January. Here are the players he has assisted and the games:
2 Luis Suárez (vs. Girona and Valencia)
2 Leo Messi (vs. Sevilla and Leganés)
1 Samuel Umtiti (vs. Valencia)
Barça’s assist leaders this season (all competitions)
16 Leo Messi
11 Luis Suárez
10 Jordi Alba
7 Sergi Roberto
6 Ousmane Dembélé
5 Denis Suárez
5 Philippe Coutinho