Newcastle vs Barcelona – 1997 UCL Group Stage Data Analysis

Newcastle United 3-2 FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Group C September 17th, 1997 St. James’ Park, Newcastle By Alistair Bain (@allybain) To give us some context on the data here is a quick overview of each team: Newcastle Attacking Structure Newcastle set up in a 442 system defensively, but would morph into a 4132 inContinue reading “Newcastle vs Barcelona – 1997 UCL Group Stage Data Analysis”

Nigeria vs Cameroon – 2000 AFCON Final Data Analysis

Nigeria 2-2 Cameroon (Cameroon win 4-3 on penalties) African Cup of Nations Final February 12th, 2000 Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria By Ally Bain (@allybain) Data Analysis Value of Chances xG Timeline: There are a number of interesting things about the time, the first of which being that all four goals occurred during theContinue reading “Nigeria vs Cameroon – 2000 AFCON Final Data Analysis”

Aberdeen vs Real Madrid – 1983 Cup Winners Cup Final Data Analysis

Aberdeen 2-1 Real Madrid UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final May 10th, 1983 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden By Alistair Bain To give us some context on the data here is a quick overview of each team: Aberdeen Attacking Structure Aberdeen set up in a 442 shape, that was really only evident when defending. In attack it wouldContinue reading “Aberdeen vs Real Madrid – 1983 Cup Winners Cup Final Data Analysis”

Euro 96 Top 5 Attackers Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) Euro 96 – Best Individual Attacking Performances Within this article we identify the top 5 highest ranking individual attackers at Euro 96, breaking down why they were so important to their team’s overall attack play. Top 5 Statistical Attackers When building an analysis of the best overall attackers at Euro 96Continue reading “Euro 96 Top 5 Attackers Analysis”

Euro 96 Chance Creation Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) Within this article we are going to break down the chance creation statistics of the tournament at large and assess the value of each sides approach play. Given this is a tournament format which progresses into knockout rounds we are going to weight our metrics in Per 90, which naturally levelsContinue reading “Euro 96 Chance Creation Analysis”