Posts Tagged ‘ pressing ’

Germany 7-1 Brazil: Germany record a historic thrashing, winning the game in 30 minutes

July 9, 2014
Germany 7-1 Brazil: Germany record a historic thrashing, winning the game in 30 minutes

In one of the most incredible matches in World Cup history, this ridiculous scoreline was an entirely fair reflection of Germany’s dominance. Jogi Low named an unchanged side from the XI that had narrowly defeated France in the quarter-final. Luiz Felipe Scolari was without the suspended Thiago Silva, and the injured Neymar. Dante was the obvious...
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Brazil 1-1 Chile: Brazil progress by the finest of margins

June 29, 2014
Brazil 1-1 Chile: Brazil progress by the finest of margins

Brazil won on penalties after an incredibly tense and tiring contest.
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Pass completion and possession

May 16, 2014
Pass completion and possession

Last week’s graph proved reasonably popular, so here’s another… This graph is much simpler. It shows the average possession along the bottom, and the pass completion rate along the left. These two metrics are generally considered to be, more or less, the same thing. They measure how well each side passes the ball. If your pass...
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Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Chelsea’s pressing wins the game within 20 minutes

March 25, 2014
Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Chelsea’s pressing wins the game within 20 minutes

Jose Mourinho recorded his biggest league victory as Chelsea manager with a crushing win over Arsenal. Mourinho continued with Samuel Eto’o upfront rather than Fernando Torres – Eto’o only lasted 10 minutes, but scored the opener. In midfield, Mourinho was without Ramires and Willian, both suspended – he left out Frank Lampard and played David...
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