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Fact of the week

Brahim breaks deadlock to clinch championship title

It is no surprise to see Brahim Diaz popping up at the key moments. He is one of the players whose goals have most often given his team the lead in games. Not only did he open the scoring against Cadiz CF, but he did so with a brilliant goal after beating a defender from a pass between the lines by Luka Modric. And the part about beating defenders is an important aspect of his game, given that he is Real Madrid’s third best and most prolific player when it comes to taking on opponents. This and many more metrics have made him one of Carlo Ancelotti’s breakout players of the season. 






Remarkable Coach

Ancelotti tops the bill in LALIGA

The stats on Real Madrid’s style of play and their tactical and technical levels are exceptional, but how have they fared physically? We can confirm that they have also been one of the most intense and competitive teams in the league when it comes to putting in the hard graft. They are the side with the greatest distance covered at over 28 km/h in possession, which means that they are quick and powerful on the ball. They are also very well placed on this metric out of possession, meaning that they are highly competitive in the transitions and defensive phases. 

We can conclude by stressing that the Italian has been doing a brilliant job all season in terms of their balance and performance levels, and the upshot of all of this is that they are top of the pile in the league.




Key Player

Modric always shows up

During the last match, Modric put on an exhibition with his passing through the lines and providing assists with impossible balls, and this is no coincidence. He is fifth in LALIGA on passes leading to shots, passes in the final third and passes into the final third. His understanding of the game in the danger zone has played a significant role in his team’s success, and although he has not played as many minutes as in seasons gone by, he remains a top player.


The Match up

There is still plenty at stake in LALIGA

This matchday we will get to enjoy an interesting clash between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad. Despite the fact that neither of the two teams have been getting the best results in recent games, there are several points to note about Real Sociedad. They are the sixth team in the competition for forward passes and are in the top three for recoveries in the final third. In other words, they are a direct team and are adept at winning the ball back high up the pitch. This could make life very difficult for Barcelona, and how well they play the ball out from the back will be vitally important.

Remember his name

Joselu’s figures stand out amongst his squad

Joselu’s game has been the perfect complement to a team with a host of attacking options. The player who we are highlighting today, Joselu, is among Real Madrid’s top four for total shots, shots on target and goals. Plus, he is the player in the squad who creates the third most dangerous situations, making the podium for xG created.


Metric of the week

Passes in the final third

As we have been explaining in the metrics each week, the number of passes in and of themselves only gives us limited information, but we can add to this. If we study the area where they take place, the direction in which they travel, their length, etc, we can make more sense of passing and its importance. Considering all of these options, today we are going to look at passes which take place in the final third. These allow us to identify teams with a strong presence in the danger zone and they can even help us to identify teams who play with a high block. Real Madrid remain the LALIGA team who make the most passes in the final third.

Te explicamos cómo obtenemos estos datos de prepartido a través de la mejor tecnología

Beyond Stats ofrece métricas increíbles en la industria del fútbol: no se limita a recopilar los datos que se suelen usar para los análisis estándarque llegan a los aficionados, sino que va más allá, recopilando una cantidad ingente de información durante el partido, casi en tiempo real, gracias a la herramienta Mediacoach de LALIGA, que es capaz de revelar nuevas percepciones sobre el juego a un nivel más profundo permitiendo trazar patrones y obtener proyecciones de futuro.

Los datos brutos recogidos (Raw Data) son tratados para su análisis por un equipo multidisciplinar compuesto por expertos en Business Intelligence & Analytics y análisis futbolístico de LALIGA a través de procesos de Machine Learning e Inteligencia Artificial que se han hecho posibles gracias a la tecnología Azure que provee Microsoft, capaz de procesar grandes volúmenes de datos. Tras su tratamiento, se genera un algoritmo que permite la visualización de las métricas que llegan al aficionado por medio de Beyond Stats. Estas estadísticas permiten a los aficionados entender mejor por qué su equipo ha ganado un partido, lo ha perdido, o tener una visión panorámica de su rendimiento y expectativas, lo que permite una inmersión inédita en la experiencia del espectador de fútbol.

En todos los estadios de LALIGA encontramos hasta dieciséis cámaras perimetrales fijas de alta resolución para el tracking óptico que siguen en el terreno de juego la situación de jugadores, árbitros y balón, recogiendo datos físicos y técnico-tácticos a un ritmo vertiginoso de 25 veces por segundo.

“Encontramos hasta dieciséis cámaras perimetrales fijas de alta resolución para el tracking óptico”

Estos dispositivos permiten la integración, a través de la herramienta de análisis Mediacoach, de dos tecnologías: tracking y eventing. El tracking se apoya en la información de seguimiento recogida por las cámaras perimetrales del estadio, y permite elaborar métricas como las referidas a distancia recorrida, velocidad máxima y media, o número de sprints. Mediante el eventing se registran los eventos más objetivables: número de pases, córners, o faltas cometidas y recibidas. La información captada a través de tracking y eventing se integra y almacena en el sistema formando un conjunto de datos de gran volumen.