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Matchday 16

Recoveries in advantageous positions

Barcelona lie third in the LaLiga Santander table for the number of times possession is regained in advantageous positions. This means that Xavi’s men are one of the top teams in terms of the number of players in attacking positions after they regain possession.

In Barcelona’s case, this owes to the team’s high press and recoveries made when the opposition seek to play the ball out from the back. The Azulgranas press the opposition hard as a means to win the ball back high up the pitch.

It’s your Game

Matchday 9

Villarreal CF

1 - 2

CA Osasuna

DOM 17.10.202118:30

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Estadio de la Cerámica

RC Celta

0 - 1

Sevilla FC

DOM 17.10.202116:15

Season 2021/2022

Estadio ABANCA Balaídos

RCD Espanyol de Barcelona

2 - 0

Cádiz CF

LUN 18.10.202121:00

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RCDE Stadium

FC Barcelona

3 - 1

Valencia CF

DOM 17.10.202121:00

Season 2021/2022

Camp Nou

RC Celta

0 - 1

Sevilla FC

DOM 17.10.202116:15

Season 2021/2022

Matchday 9

Estadio ABANCA Balaídos

Celta & Sevilla; the battle for ball possession supremacy

These two sides will be keen to register a win here after both having suffered defeats last time out. The Galicians are one of the top five sides in the division when it comes to distance covered at high intensity, both at 21km/h and 24km/h. They’re also a side that seek to dominate possession and are performing well in this department as they lie fourth in the LaLiga Santander possession standings. However, Los Celestes come up against a Sevilla side who occupy second spot in the possession charts. That said, if there’s one aspect of Celta’s game that’s worth highlighting it’s their ability to win the ball back. Indeed, the Balaidos outfit lie top of the LaLiga Santander recovery standings.     

As for the Sevillians, they’re one of the top three teams in the division in terms of their build-up ratio, whilst they also claim a place on the podium for the number of shots taken. However, Julen Lopetegui’s men really excel in positional terms, with the Andalusians occupying the widest area in the competition.

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Two sides who like to look after the ball

Eduardo Coudet’s charges occupy third spot in terms of the possession duration. This statistic is closely linked to their desire to win the ball back at the earliest opportunity, with the Galicians claiming third place in terms of distance covered to regain possession in the first five seconds after losing the ball. One of the keys to the Vigo outfit’s fine start to the season has been the form of Matias Dituro between the sticks. The Argentine custodian comes top of the class for the number of big chance saves made in the league. For their part, Sevilla have posted some impressive stats in terms of the width of their convex hull when in possession and rank as one of the division’s top three sides in this department. Meanwhile, much like Celta, Lopetegui’s recruits respond well to losing possession and are amongst the leading three sides in the division in terms of ground covered after relinquishing possession. What’s more, the Seville-based side occupy one of the top five berths in the division’s dangerous possession standings.

PLAYER FOCUS

Santi Mina, the ultimate all-round forward

Santi Mina has most certainly stepped up to the plate this term as he’s taken on the role as one of the leading lights in Celta’s attack. A starter in every game in which he’s featured, the Galician sharpshooter lies level with Iago Aspas as the team’s leading marksman. However, there’s much more to the hitman’s game than finding the target. Indeed, he lies fourth in the competition’s assist charts after having laid on three goals. He is also the player to have contested the most aerial duals in LaLiga Santander and occupies fourth spot in terms of distance covered at high intensity, i.e. over 21km/h.

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Metric of the Week

Matchday 16

Find out the meaning of each metric

Opposition players beaten per pass

This metric involves calculating the number of opposition players who are beaten per pass.

The direct approach adopted by many of the teams in our competition is based on the idea of playing passes that beat as many opposition players as possible. Breaking lines allows a team to progress up the pitch as they seek to fashion situations in which they have a clear advantage.

HOW IT'S MADE

Beyond Stats ofrece métricas increíbles en la industria del fútbol: no se limita a recopilar los datos que se suelen usar para los análisis estándar que 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. 

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. 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. 

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.