Although it doesn’t quite match the feeling of scoring a goal, providing an assist is one of the most satisfying things a footballer can achieve on the pitch.
Whether it’s splitting the defence in two with a piercing through-ball or whipping in a cross for a runner at the near post, the guy setting up a chance is just as important as the one adding the finishing touch.
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In La Liga this season, Ousmane Dembele led the way for assists. The Frenchman recorded 13, just one ahead of Karim Benzema — they were ultimately two of six players to hit double figures.
Jordi Alba and Vinicius Junior were pushing the pair close for a while with ten assists, while Iker Muniain and Dani Parejo also put their names in the mix.
Most assists La Liga 2021/22 season: Final standings
Players with the same amount of assists are separated by minutes played.