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FC Barcelona, Messi-Neymar-Suarez, and Making Another Piece of History

Posted on 9 Nov, 2016, by in Soccer

The Barcelona trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez could all be with at least 50 goals for their countries when they play their next Champions League match, something that has never happened to any club. More

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Lionel Messi is the Most Efficient Player in Europe

Posted on 8 Nov, 2016, by in Soccer

We’ll never get a consensus about whether or not Lionel Messi is the best footballer in the world, or perhaps of all time. However, numbers make for a much more objective measurement, and according to minutes per goal or assist for players in Europe’s top 5 leagues (England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France), Messi is the most efficient footballer on the continent. More

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Packing: Stefan Reinartz Redefining Soccer Analytics

Posted on 22 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

In the never ending attempt to turn Analytics into something effective and definitive in determining a winner in a soccer match, comes the work of Stefan Reinartz, a former Bundesliga midfielder, who came up with a system to measure the effectiveness of passing in a match, named “packing”. More

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Premier League – Who Scores When

Posted on 14 Nov, 2012, by in Soccer

Contrary to popular belief, the most clutch club in the Premier League this season is not Manchester United, with “only” six goals scored during the final 15 minutes of the match but Manchester City, with 8 goals of their 20 netted in during the final stage of the 90 minutes. More

Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Can’t Stop Scoring Goals

Posted on 12 Mar, 2012, by in Soccer

Lionel Messi, for the second consecutive season, has scored 50 goals in all competitions for Barcelona, and it’s not mid-March yet. Grabbing a brace in the 2-0 win over Racing Santander, the win didn’t really help Barca catch up to Real Madrid and their 10 point lead at the top of the La Liga, but it did help keep a safe, two goal distance from Cristiano Ronaldo. More