Posts Tagged ‘ goals ’

Champions League ties – home or away first?

March 19, 2010
Champions League ties – home or away first?

There is a feeling amongst football fans that when it comes to Champions League knockout fixtures, your side is better off playing the first leg away from home, with the comfort of the second leg back at your own ground. Arsenal’s task against Barcelona is trickier, apparently, because they’ll have to go to the...
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League comparison #3: shooting and goals

January 30, 2010
League comparison #3: shooting and goals

In part one we looked at passing, in part two we looked at crossing. For the finalĀ instalment, we will look at what football is all about – goals. Firstly, a simple statistic – the average number of goals per game in the five leagues: The only major surprise here is that the Premiership is so far...
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