The possession metric is probably one of the football statistics which is cited most often. It has gained even more media attention since we have seen larger divergence in possession across teams. Frequently game approaches of teams are broadly categorized between possession-oriented and counter-attacking: think about Barcelona/Bayern Munich/Manchester City vs Chelsea/Borussia Dortmund/Liverpool. At first glance the possession statistic seems to be fairly trivial: who controls most of the ball during the 90 minutes?

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The Significant Game

Soccer is not only just the beautiful game; it is also a significant one. This blog tries to find statistical patterns in the sport we all love.

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