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Barcelona vs AC Milan Passing Distribution (2nd Leg)

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Barcelona vs AC Milan 2nd Leg

Some changes can be noticed clearly when the passing distribution in the 2 legs are compared. Here is the link to the first leg passing distribution.

  1. With David Villa playing rather than Fabregas, Messi could drop deeper and work more cohesively with Xavi and Iniesta.
  2. Moving Pedro to the left seems to be a fruitful decision too. First, Alves can work directly with Messi once again and at the same time Jordi Alba is “forced” to be more discipline defensively (i.e. doesn’t need to overlap very often as Pedro is already there). This impact can also be seen in AC Milan passing distribution in the two legs. See how Abate-Boateng thick link in the first leg is no longer present in the 2nd leg (replaced by Constant-Shaarawy link).

Written by Mat

March 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

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  1. do y know if clubs like real ,barca etc have some science like that ;i think is going to be a good tool for coaches ..good job Mathias .


    March 15, 2013 at 8:59 am

    • Thanks, Thodoris. I am not sure whether football clubs do this kind of analysis. I am not even sure whether the passing distribution data is being collected in each game. I do hope more data will be collected and made available.


      March 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

  2. Hi Mathias, this drawing like my project. Are you give me this graphic data for study?

    Ahmet Furkan Ünal

    October 26, 2014 at 12:10 am

    • Hi, is it possible to get the data, or the gephi file. From where do you take it?


      October 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm

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