Posts Tagged ‘ Real Madrid ’

Modric and Song arrivals indicate Barcelona and Real are thinking about each other’s style

August 30, 2012
Modric and Song arrivals indicate Barcelona and Real are thinking about each other’s style

Last night’s Supercopa match – a 2-1 win to Real, meaning they won the tie on away goals – highlighted the huge difference in playing style between the two sides. Real dominated the game in the opening period when the match was frantic and direct. Constant long balls in behind the Barcelona defence produced numerous chances...
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Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia: Xabi Alonso dictates the game but Real fail to find the finishes

August 21, 2012
Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia: Xabi Alonso dictates the game but Real fail to find the finishes

Mauricio Pellegrino’s debut as Valencia coach resulted in a draw at the Bernabeu. Jose Mourinho’s side was very familiar from last season – no new signings played. The main surprise was that Lassana Diarra was fielded alongside Xabi Alonso in midfield. Valencia continued to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, the formation they’ve pretty much used since...
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The relationship between possession and shots

May 4, 2012
The relationship between possession and shots

The graph below shows the relationship between average possession per game (along the bottom) and shots per game (along the side) for the 98 sides in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga and the Bundesliga.
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Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich: Bayern through on penalties

April 25, 2012
Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich: Bayern through on penalties

Bayern Munich will face Chelsea in the final, after overcoming Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

April 22, 2012
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Real Madrid effectively clinched the title at the Nou Camp.
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