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Toni Kroos in Race for Top Assists in La Liga

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Real Madrid v Sevilla FC - La Liga Santander Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Toni Kroos recorded two assists in Real Madrid’s draw against Sevilla on Sunday. The German played a key role as Los Blancos fought back from falling behind twice to earn a vital point. While the draw is generally disappointing as Zidane’s men failed to capitalize on the opportunity to control their destiny, a draw earned at the death could still prove to be crucial. This is especially true when considering the nature of the game and the decisions that went against the home side.

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At the heart of both goals against Sevilla was Toni Kroos who has been the undisputed creative outlet of the team this season. His assist brace brought his tally in the league to ten for the current campaign placing him just one assist shy of Iago Aspas. When looking at assists per game, Kroos is contributing to goals at almost the same rate as the Spaniard. There are three matches left in the season to overtake the Celta Vigo player and give Real Madrid the chance to win a second league title in as many seasons.

Kroos’ assist record speaks generally to his incredible form dating back to the the start of the calendar year. He now has 11 goal involvements (or 12 if you count his deflected shot credited to Hazard) including two goals in 2021 which marks a notable increase in production for the midfielder. Prior to the year, Kroos had managed the same amount of goal involvements in almost twice as many games.