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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 Mathias

March 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

Chelsea vs Barcelona Passing Distribution

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Which side is Barcelona?

Chelsea vs Barcelona Passing Distribution

Chelsea vs Barcelona Passing Distribution

The number of passes by all Chelsea players: 194.
The number of passes by all Barcelona players: 779 (Xavi alone completed 127 successful passes and received 133 passes!).

Ball Possession: Chelsea 28% – 72% Barcelona.

But, the most important fact is still Chelsea 1, Barcelona 0.

Written by Mathias

April 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm