Hudson Odoi handball vs Manchester United 2021? Controversial CHO Greenwood Incident | No penalty given VAR

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This potential CHO handball vs Man Utd was a major talking point from the Red Devils clash earlier today. Referee Stuart Attwell went to the monitor to look at this Hudson Odoi Greenwood incident before deciding that the CHO handball wasn’t enough for a penalty to United Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Lisandro Martinez stamp on Zahavi Incident 2021 | No red card for Martinez vs PSV for foul?

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Martinez vs Zahavi incident (VIDEO BELOW) was a controversial one from the PSV Ajax game, with Ajax defender Lisando Martinez clearly appearing to stamp on PSV’s Eran Zahavi. Bizarrely though, Martinez’s stamp on Zahavi wasn’t not deemed worthy of a red card in the game! Continue Reading >>

Video Dusan Tadic penalty goal vs PSV 2021 after Dumfries handball | 92nd minute equaliser for Ajax

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Dusan Tadic penalty vs Ajax after a handball from Denzel Dumfries saw Ajax snatch a point with this 92nd minute goal. Dumfries went down on the floor after the handball and stayed down for nearly a minute. Bit of late drama after PSV had a goal from Yorbe Vertessen disallowed for handball.

PSV 1-1 Ajax (Dusan Tadic penalty PSV 90+2′)

Yorbe Vertessen disallowed goal vs Ajax 2021 | Vertessen handball PSV VAR

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Yorbe Vertessen disallowed goal vs Ajax was a controversial moment from their clash with PSV, with the young Belgian striker’s goal disallowed by VAR for alleged handball. The Vertessen disallowed handball goal against Ajax came in the 78th minute and denied PSV an opportunity to go 2-0 ahead after a swift counter attack Continue Reading >>

Goalkeeper Robin Zentner mistake vs Augsburg 2021 | Andre Hahn goal Mainz

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Robin Zentner mistake vs Augsburg was a horrible error from the Mainz goalkeeper earlier today. Zentner passed the ball straight to Florian Niederlechner and he in turn passed the ball to Andre Hahn for an easy goal. The Hahn goal vs Mainz came in the 25th minute and was the game’s opener Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Eran Zahavi free kick goal vs Ajax February 2021 for PSV

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Eran Zahavi goal vs Ajax (VIDEO BELOW) was a lovely free kick from the PSV forward to put his side ahead in their league clash earlier today. The Zahavi free kick against Ajax came in the 39th minute and was the opening goal of the game Continue Reading >>

Gareth Bale goals vs Burnley 2021 | Goal with first touch in game & Son assist

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

These Gareth Bale goals vs Burnley saw the Welsh star score twice- once with what was his first touch of the game as he put the Lilywhites ahead in their clash earlier today and other a curling effort. The first Bale goal against Burnley came in the 2nd minute- in under 70 seconds, while the second Bale goal v Burnley came in the 55th minute both assists from Heung-Min Son Continue Reading >>

Fine Gareth Bale pass assist for Harry Kane goal vs Burnley 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Gareth Bale assist for Harry Kane’s goal v Burnley was a superb pass from the Welsh winger that helped Spurs go 2-0 up in their game earlier today. A lovely long range pass to Kane, who then produced a good finish from distance. Bale had also scored the first goal of the game against Burnley.

Spurs 2-0 Burnley (Bale pass for Kane goal Burnley 15′)

xG Man City West Ham 0.80-2.03 | Expected Goals Stats Shots Map MCFC 2-1 WHUFC 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Man City vs West Ham on February 27, 2021. A rare example of City getting beaten on xG by a league opponent, but still winning the game!

xG shots map Manchester City 0.80-2.03 West Ham (Actual score MCFC 2-1 WHUFC)

xG Man City vs West Ham 2021

1-0 Ruben Dias goal xG 0.40
1-1 Antonio goal xG 0.61
2-1 John Stones goal xG 0.08

Full time post match stats Man City 2-1 West Ham for comparison

Opponent has better xG than Man City in a game (despite having lesser possession), and lose.

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham post match full time stats 2021

Rare Willian assist for David Luiz header goal vs Leicester 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This David Luiz header vs Leicester saw a rare duo (Willian and David Luiz) combine for an Arsenal goal. An assist for Willian, who took this free kick, and a goal for Luiz, who produced a really fine header to equalise for the Gunners Continue Reading >>

Wilfred Ndidi handball for Lacazette penalty vs Leicester 2021 | VAR

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Ndidi handball vs Arsenal was a poor piece of play from the Leicester midfielder, who needlessly gave a penalty in their game against the Gunners. Interestingly, the referee did not give the penalty in real time, but it went to VAR, who noticed the handball foul- a stonewall penalty. Striker Alexandre Lacazette coolly converted the resultant spot kick Continue Reading >>

MK Dons Goalkeeper Andrew Fisher tackle on Dan Agyei 2021 | No red card given by referee James Oldham

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Andrew Fisher challenge on Dan Agyei (VIDEO BELOW) was a controversial incident from the end of the MK Dons Oxford league clash on 27 February, 2021. A last man goalkeeper tackle- it appeared to meet the criteria of a red card, but referee James Oldham only chose to give him a yellow! Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Player Ratings Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona February 27 2021- Messi, Dembele, Frenkie de Jong

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings for Sevilla vs Barcelona on 27 February, 2021 from the big Spanish newspapers. Barcelona won 2-0 in Andalusia thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi, and it perhaps comes as no surprise that the duo are the best rated Barca players in the papers.

Diario Sport player ratings Sevilla-Barcelona February 2021

Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona Player Ratings Sport 2021

Mundo Deportivo paper ratings Sevilla 0-2 Barca 27 February 2021

Sevilla Barca February 27 2021 Player Ratings

Diario de Sevilla ratings for SFC-Barcelona

Diario de Sevilla player ratings Seville Barca
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GIF Video Alan Judge goal vs Doncaster Rovers 2021 | Judge free kick for Ipswich

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This Alan Judge goal vs Doncaster (VIDEO BELOW) was a superb free kick from the Ipswich midfielder to put his side ahead in their league clash on 27 February, 2021. The Judge free kick against DRFC came in the 24th minute and eventually helped his side edge this clash 2-1 Continue Reading >>

Video Anthony Golec handball vs Sydney FC 2021 for Macarthur incident | Handling the ball in open play

By Soccer Blog | Feb 28, 2021

This bizarre Anthony Golec handball vs Sydney FC (VIDEO BELOW) saw the Macarthur left back handle the ball in the centre of the park during their league clash earlier today (February 28, 2021). The goalkeepers hits the ball to Golec, but he uses his hands to stop the ball! Continue Reading >>

Borussia Dortmund vs Arminia Bielefeld 2021 Goals 3-0 Dahoud Sancho Penalty Reinier

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

Borussia Dortmund vs Arminia Bielefeld 2021 (BVB-Bielefeld 2021)

Final score and result: Dortmund vs Bielefeld 3-0 (Dahoud, Sancho pen, Reinier)

Westfalenstadion- 27 February, 2021

Dahoud on target again for Dortmund as they beat Arminia 3-0. Loanee Reinier also scored his first BVB goal here Continue Reading >>

Hellas Verona vs Juventus 2021 Goals 1-1 Barak Ronaldo

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

Hellas Verona vs Juventus 2021 (Verona-Juve 2021)

Final score and result: Verona vs Juventus 1-1 (Barak/Ronaldo)

27 February, 2021- Saturday

Juventus drop points again, this time away at Verona, as Barak cancels out Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener Continue Reading >>

Sevilla vs Barcelona 0-2 Goals 2021 Dembele Messi Assist

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

Click here for newspaper player ratings Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona 2021

Sevilla vs Barcelona 2021 (SFC-Barca 2021)

Final score and result: Sevilla vs Barcelona 0-2 (Dembele, Messi)

Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan- Saturday

Lionel Messi assists one for Dembele and scores one himself as Barca grab a crucial 2-0 away win against Sevilla Continue Reading >>

Three Goretzka assists! Bayern Munich vs Koln 2021 Goals 5-1 Lewandowski Gnabry Choupo Moting

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

Bayern Munich vs Koln 2021 (FC Bayern-Cologne 2021)

Final score and result: Bayern vs Koln 5-1 (Choupo Moting, Lewandowski*2, Gnabry*2, Skhiri)

Allianz Arena, Munich- 27 February, 2021- Saturday

Three assists for Leon Goretzka as Bayern beat Koln 5-1- two goals each for Lewandowski and Gnabry. Bayern’s defending for the goal they conceded not the best though! Continue Reading >>

Europa League Round of 16 Draw 2021- Man Utd v Milan & Slavia vs Rangers

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

The draw for the Europa League Round of 16 has been conducted and it’s thrown up some interesting ties. Primarily among them is Man Utd vs Milan, which marks the return of the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford. Slavia’s reward for knocking out Leicester City is a game against another British club in the form of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

The two giant killers of the round of 32- Granada and Molde, who knocked out Napoli and Hoffenheim respectively, have been drawn together.

Europa League Round of 16 Draw Result 2021

Ajax v Young Boys
Dinamo Kiev v Villarreal
AS Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk
Olympiakos v Arsenal
Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham
Man Utd v AC Milan
Slavia Prague v Rangers
Granada v Molde

Europa League Round of 16 Draw 2021

GIF Video Alen Halilovic goal vs QPR 2021 for Birmingham | Halilovic first goal for BCFC

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Alen Halilovic goal v QPR was a nice finish from the Birmingham midfielder in their game earlier today. The Halilovic goal against Queens Park Rangers came in the 85th minute and sealed a 2-1 come from behind win for Blues. Also Halilovic’s first Birmingham goal Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Liam O’Neil goal vs Port Vale 2021 for Cambridge United | Rocket

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Liam O’Neil goal vs Port Vale (GIF VIDEO BELOW) was a superb late winner for Cambridge United in their fourth tier clash earlier today. The O’Neil goal against PVFC came in the 85th minute and gave CUFC a 1-0 win. Absolute screamer! Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Chris Maguire goal vs Crewe Alexandra 2021 | Maguire 97th minute volley for Sunderland

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Chris Maguire goal vs Crewe (VIDEO BELOW) was a superb volley equaliser for Sunderland deep into extra time in their third tier clash earlier today. This great Maguire volley against Crewe came in the 97th minute and earned SAFC a 2-2 draw Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Elisha Sam goal vs Oxford City 2021 for Notts County | Incredible scorpion kick

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Elisha Sam goal vs Oxford City (VIDEO BELOW) was an outrageous scorpion kick goal from the Belgian forward in their Conference game earlier today. The Sam goal for Notts County was one of two he scored for NCFC as they won 3-1 Continue Reading >>

Danny Welbeck missed penalty vs West Bromwich Albion 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Welbeck penalty miss vs WBA was Brighton’s SECOND missed spot kick in the same game earlier today, with Welbeck’s spot kick rebounding off the post. The forward wasn’t quick enough to react to the rebound, and West Brom escaped. Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Superb Vitaly Janelt goal vs Stoke City 2021 for Brentford

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Vitaly Janelt goal vs Stoke (VIDEO BELOW) was a thunderous effort from the young Brentford midfielder in their game against the Potters earlier today. The Janet goal against Stoke came in the 56th minute and drew the Bees level at 1-1- a great left footed hit from outside the box Continue Reading >>

Daniel Didavi goal vs Schalke 2021 for Stuttgart | Lovely Hit

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Daniel Didavi goal vs Schalke was a superb hit from the Stuttgart midfielder in their clash earlier today. The Didavi goal against S04 came in the 92nd minute and sealed a 5-1 win for VfB- a gorgeous long range strike from outside the box Continue Reading >>

Reinier Jesus goal vs Arminia Bielefeld 2021 | Reinier first Dortmund goal | Haaland assist

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Reinier goal vs Bielefeld saw the Brazilian, on loan from Real, score his first goal for Dortmund. The Reinier goal against Arminia came in the 81st minute- an easy finish courtesy a nice assist from Erling Haaland Continue Reading >>

Controversial Lewis Dunk disallowed free kick goal vs WBA | Lee Mason referee VAR incident Brighton

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This disallowed Lewis Dunk free kick goal vs West Bromwich Albion was yet ANOTHER controversial incident involving referee Lee Mason. Dunk thought he had the ball in the back of the net from a Brighton free kick, only for Mason to first disallow the goal. He then awards the goal, & then again disallows it! Continue Reading >>

Pascal Gross penalty miss vs West Brom 2021 for Brighton after Yokuslu Handball

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Pascal Gross missed penalty vs WBA saw the Brighton star miss a golden opportunity to draw his side level earlier today after Albion’s Yokuslu had been penalised for the handball. The Gross penalty miss against West Brom came in the 19th minute, with the effort rebounding off the crossbar Continue Reading >>

Bournemouth Watford Fight Incident | Video Jack Wilshere red card vs Watford 2021 | Joao Pedro sent off second yellow

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Jack Wilshere red card vs Watford saw the Bournemouth midfielder sent off in a brawl towards the end of their game earlier today. Wilshere was given a second sent yellow and sent off in extra time, as was Watford’s Joao Pedro for an earlier challenge. Absolute melee towards the end Continue Reading >>

Kevin de Bruyne cross assist for Ruben Dias goal vs West Ham 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This fine KdB assist for the Ruben Dias goal v West Ham saw another lovely piece of skill from the Belgian playmaker, who pinged in this superb cross for his team mate to header in City’s opener against the Hammers. The Dias goal against West Ham came in the 30th minute and it was also his first goal for City Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Unbelievable Nathan Ferguson goal vs Forest Green Rovers 2021 for Southend United

By Soccer Blog | Feb 27, 2021

This Nathan Ferguson goal vs Forest Green Rovers (VIDEO BELOW) was an absolutely outrageous strike from the Southend United player in their fourth division clash in midweek. The Ferguson goal against FGR came in the 70th minute and handed Southend a 3-1 win Continue Reading >>

Player Ratings Ajax Lille 2-1 Europa League Second Leg 2021 | Referee Willie Collum a 2/10

By Soccer Blog | Feb 26, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings for Ajax vs Lille in the Europa League on 25 February, 2021 from French paper L’Equipe. The Ajax-LOSC UEL Round of 32 clash went 2-1 in favour of the former, but there was plenty of drama in the second, and the French paper have given Scottish referee Willie Collum a 2/10 ref rating!

L’Equipe player ratings Ajax 2-1 Lille Second Leg Round of 32 2021

L’Equipe also gave Antony and Gravenberch a 3/10 player rating. Klaassen was the best Ajax player in their eyes, followed by Tadic.

Ajax Lille Player Ratings Europa League Second Leg 2021

xG Arsenal Benfica 1.15-0.86 Second Leg Europa League 2021 | Shots Map Expected Goals Stats Round of 32 AFC 3-2 SLB

By Soccer Blog | Feb 26, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for the second leg of Arsenal vs Benfica on February 25, 2021 in the Europa League Round of 32. Arsenal edged this clash 3-2, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring a 87th minute winner for the home side.

xG Arsenal 1.15-0.86 Benfica shots map (Actual score AFC 3-2 SLB)

xG Arsenal Benfica Second Leg Europa League Round of 32 2021

1-0 Auba goal xG 0.26
1-1 Diogo Goncalves goal xG 0.06
1-2 Rafa goal xG 0.56
2-2 Tierney goal xG 0.08
3-2 Auba second goal xG 0.45

Full time post match stats Arsenal 3-2 Benfica for comparison

Arsenal 3-2 Benfica Full Time Post Match Stats EL 2021

xG Hoffenheim Molde 2.26-0.98 Second Leg Europa League 2021 | Shots Map Stats Expected Goals TSG 0-2 MFK

By Soccer Blog | Feb 26, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Hoffenheim-Molde in the second leg of the Europa League Round of 32 clash on 25 February, 2021. All the stats in this TSG-MFK side were in favour of the home side, but they were instead knocked out of the UEL following a 2-0 loss. It was a similar story to the first leg (see first leg xG stats for Hoffenheim vs Molde)

xG Hoffenheim 2.26-0.98 Molde (Actual score TSG 0-2 MFK)

xG Hoffenheim Molde shots map Europa League Second Leg 2021

0-1 Andersen goal xG 0.04
0-2 Andersen goal xG 0.43

Hoffenheim had a whopping 27 shots in this game to Molde’s 3, and had 73% possession, but still didn’t manage to score! A stunning, stunning two legged win for MFK in the UEL!

Full time post match stats TSG Hoffenheim MFK Europa League Second Leg 2021

Hoffenheim MFK Second Leg Post Match Stats Europa League 2021

Newspaper Player Ratings Atalanta Real Madrid 2021 Champions League | Referee Tobias Stieler Asensio Isco Maehle

By Soccer Blog | Feb 25, 2021

Here is a look at how the big Spanish and European newspapers rated Atalanta and Real Madrid’s players after the first leg of their UCL Round of 16 clash. Real won the game 1-0 thanks to Ferland Mendy’s 86th minute goal. Atalanta had no shots on target- see xG stats for Atalanta 0-1 Real Madrid Champions League

L’Equipe player ratings Atalanta vs Real Madrid 2021 February 24

A 3/10 player rating for Asensio from French newspaper L’Equipe. They were also disappointed with the performance of Tobias Stieler, giving the German referee a 4/10 rating. As a team Atalanta got a 5.1/10 rating, while Real were given a 5.2/10 rating.

Atalanta Real Madrid Player Ratings L'Equipe 2021

Mundo Deportivo ratings Atalanta-Real Madrid Round of 16 UCL First Leg

Like L’Equipe, MD weren’t impressed with referee Stieler either. They also thought Gasperini as Atalanta manager did better than Real counterpart Zidane.

Atalanta v Real Madrid February 24 2021 Player Ratings Mundo Deportivo
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xG Atalanta Real Madrid 0.14-1.23 Champions League 2021 | Shots Map & Expected Goals Full Time Post Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Feb 24, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Atalanta vs Real Madrid in the Champions League on 24 February, 2021. Real won this game 1-0 thanks to a late Ferland Mendy goal against Atalanta, who had Freuler sent off in the 17th minute

xG shots map Atalanta 0.14-1.23 Real Madrid (Actual score Atalanta 0-1 Real Madrid)

xG Atalanta Real Madrid 2021 Champions League

0-1 Ferland Mendy goal xG 0.03

Atalanta had only two shots in the entire game (one from Maehle in the 21st minute and one from Muriel in the 40th minute) but neither were shots on target, as shown by the full time post match stats below.

FT post match stats Atalanta 0-1 Real Madrid UCL

Atalanta 0-1 Real Madrid Round of 16 First Leg Full Time Post Match Stats

Newspaper Player Ratings Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea 2021 | Werner, Joao Felix, Giroud

By Soccer Blog | Feb 24, 2021

Here is a look at the newspaper ratings for Atleti v Chelsea after their Round of 16 first leg Champions League clash. We have compiled these Atleti Chelsea player ratings from different Spanish and European newspapers.

L’Equipe player ratings Atleti-Chelsea UCL Round of 16 First Leg

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Player Ratings L'Equipe

Diario AS player ratings Atletico 0 CFC 1 Champions League

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea ratings AS Champions League

Diario Sport ratings Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea February 2021

Atleti Chelsea Player Ratings Diario Sport

Newspaper player ratings Lazio 1-4 Bayern Munich UCL 2021 | Shocker for Lazio defenders- Musacchio, Patric

By Soccer Blog | Feb 24, 2021

Here is a look at how the big European newspapers (including German and Italian papers) rated Lazio and Bayern Munich’s players after their latter’s 4-1 win in the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League tie.

Bild player ratings Lazio vs Bayern Munich (6 is the worst rating, 1 is the best)

Lazio’s defenders had a shocker, with the likes of Patric and Musacchio making errors that directly gifted Bayern goals.

Bild Player Ratings Lazio vs Bayern Munich 2021

L’Equipe player ratings Lazio-Bayern Champions League First Leg

A team rating of 4.4/10 for Lazio, as opposed to the 6.7/10 for Bayern from French newspaper L’Equipe. The paper was also disappointed with the performance of referee Grinfeld, giving him a 3/10.

Lazio Bayern Player Ratings 2021 L'Equipe

Corriere della Sera Lazio 1-4 Bayern player ratings Round of 16 First Leg Continue Reading >>

xG Leeds Southampton 1.51-1.23 February 2021 | Expected Goals Stats Shots Map LUFC 3-0 Saints

By Soccer Blog | Feb 24, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Leeds vs Southampton on February 23, 2021. The first half ended goalless, but Leeds scored thrice after the interval to take the clash 3-0 against Saints

xG shots map Leeds 1.51-1.23 Southampton (Actual score LUFC 3-0 Saints)

xG Leeds vs Southampton 2021

0-1 Bamford goal xG 0.03
0-2 Dallas goal xG 0.22
0-3 Raphinha goal xG 0.06

Southampton had more possession and shots, as shown by these full time post match stats.

LUFC stats on the left, Southampton on the right

Leeds 3-0 Southampton Full Time Post Match Stats 2021

xG Atletico Madrid Chelsea 0.77-1.24 Champions League | Expected Goals Shots Map Atleti CFC

By Soccer Blog | Feb 23, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Atleti v Chelsea in the Champions League on February 23, 2021. Chelsea prevailed 1-0 in this clash thanks to Giroud’s fine overhead kick.

xG Atleti 0.77-1.24 Chelsea (Actual score Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea)

xG Atletico Madrid Chelsea Champions League 2021

0-1 Giroud goal xG 0.15

Full time post match stats for comparison (Atletico Madrid v Chelsea)

Atleti 0-1 Chelsea Full Time Post Match Stats 2021

xG Brighton Crystal Palace 3.03-0.27 | Shots Map Expected Goals BHAFC 1-2 CPFC Stats

By Soccer Blog | Feb 23, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Brighton vs Crystal Palace on February 22, 2021. A true smash and grab win for Palace- they had two shots on target, and scored from both as Brighton had nothing to show for their efforts.

xG Brighton 3.03-0.27 Crystal Palace (Actual score Brighton 1-2 Palace)

xG Brighton vs Crystal Palace 2021

0-1 Mateta goal xG 0.19
1-1 Veltman goal xG 0.38
1-2 Benteke goal xG 0.05

As you can see Brighton did enough to score nearly 3 goals, but only netted once. They had nearly 25 shots!

Full time post match stats Brighton v Crystal Palace for comparison (BHAFC on left, CPFC on right)

Brighton 1-2 Palace Full Time Post Match Stats 2021

SS Lazio Salaries 2020-21 | Wages for Lazio players in 2020-2021 season

By Soccer Blog | Feb 23, 2021

Here is a look at the salaries for SS Lazio’s players for the 20/21 season. All figures in million euros and are net (post tax). Lazio have a total wage bill of 83 million euros

Who is the highest paid Lazio player?

The player with the highest salary at Lazio is Ciro Immobile at 4m euros per year

What is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s salary at Lazio?

Sergej earns 3.2m euros at Lazio- he is the club’s second highest earner after Immobile.

Pepe Reina’s salary at Lazio?

Reina earns 2m euros per year at Lazio

SS Lazio Salaries 2020-21 Wages

Joaquin Correa salary at Lazio?

Correa earns 2.5m euros, the same salary as Luis Alberto and Andreas. He is the club’s third highest paid player after Immobile and SMS.

Adam Marusic wages at Lazio?

Marusic’s salary is 0.9m euros Continue Reading >>

List of French players at Bayern Munich 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 23, 2021

Here is the look at the footballers from France playing for German giants Bayern Munich. The Bavarians have signed several French players over the years and the country currently accounts for the second largest contingent on the Bayern roster (behind Germany)

List of French players at Bayern Munich in 2021 (first team squad)

1) Lucas Hernandez
2) Benjamin Pavard
3) Bouna Sarr
4) Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi
5) Corentin Tolisso
6) Kingsley Coman
7) Mickael Cuisance (out on loan at Marseille)
8) Dayot Upamecano (will join Bayern from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2021)

How many French players are at Bayern Munich currently?

Currently, there are six French players in the Bayern first team squad- Lucas Hernandez, Pavard, Sarr, Nianzou Kouassi, Tolisso and Coman. If you include Mickael Cuisance (out on loan at Marseille) and Dayot Upamecano (will join in July 2021), the number of players from France goes up to 8.

Newspaper Player Ratings Barcelona 1-1 Cadiz 2021- Lenglet, Griezmann

By Soccer Blog | Feb 23, 2021

Here is a look at how the big Spanish newspapers rated the players for Barca vs Cadiz. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Cadiz scoring a late equaliser from the penalty spot.

Sport player ratings Barca v Cadiz February 2021

Sport gave Lenglet a 3/10 player rating, with Antoine Griezmann getting a 4/10. Barcelona as a team got 5.2/10, with Cadiz given a 6/10 team rating.

Barca Cadiz Player Ratings Sport 2021

Diario AS ratings Barca 1 Cadiz 1

Lenglet and Griezmann both deemed unrateable by AS.

Barcelona vs Cadiz Player ratings 2021 AS

Mundo Deportivo newspaper ratings Barcelona vs Cadiz 1-1

Barca 1-1 Cadiz Player Ratings Mundo Deportivo

French Newspaper Player Ratings PSG 0-2 Monaco 2021- Mbappe, Kean, Icardi

By Soccer Blog | Feb 22, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings from PSG vs Monaco on February 21, 2021. A bit of a shocker for Paris SG after their 4-1 triumph in midweek over Barcelona, and that’s reflected in these ratings.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris SG vs Monaco

2/10 rating from L’Equipe for both Mbappe and Icardi, with PSG as a whole getting a team rating of 3/10. ASM get a team rating of 6.7/10. A 9/10 manager rating for Monaco gaffer Niko Kovac in L’Equipe.

psg vs monaco 2021 player ratings l'equipe

ASM player ratings v Paris Saint-Germain Nice Matin paper

monaco player ratings vs psg 2021 nice matin

xG West Ham Tottenham February 2021 | Shots Map WHUFC 2-1 Spurs Expected Goals Stats

By Soccer Blog | Feb 22, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for West Ham vs Tottenham on February 21, 2021. The Hammers won the game 2-1. Spurs were dominant in the second half and had a whopping 13 shots off target in the game.

xG West Ham 1.17-1.17 Spurs (Actual score West Ham 2-1 Spurs)

xG West Ham 2-1 Tottenham 2021

1-0 Antonio goal xG 0.69
2-0 Lingard goal xG 0.05
2-1 Lucas Moura header goal xG 0.05

West Ham had only four shots in the entire game- two from Antonio in the move that resulted in his goal (first saved by Hugo Lloris, second scored on the rebound), the Lingard goal, and a header from Craig Dawson that was tipped over by Lloris.

Full time post match stats West Ham 2-1 Spurs for comparison

Full Time Post Match Stats West ham v Spurs 2021

xG Liverpool Everton 1.59-1.85 February 2021 | Shots Map & Expected Goals Stats LFC 0-2 EFC Merseyside Derby

By Soccer Blog | Feb 21, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Liverpool vs Everton on February 20, 2021. This was a massive Merseyside derby win for EFC- their first league win at Anfield since 1999, and also condemned the Reds to four straight league home defeats for the first time in nearly 90 years.

xG Liverpool 1.59-1.85 Everton (Actual score LFC 0-2 Everton)

xG Liverpool vs Everton February 2021

0-1 Richarlison goal xG 0.21
0-2 Sigurdsson penalty goal xG 0.80

xG of some other chances that didn’t result in a goal

Salah 69th minute chance xG 0.42
Mane 50th minute chance xG 0.36

Coleman 33rd minute chance xG 0.29
DCL 81st minute chance xG 0.37, but this lead to the Sigurdsson penalty after TAA foul on DCL

FT post match stats comparison LFC vs Everton

LFC 0-2 Everton Full Time Post Match Stats 2021

GIF Video Dylan Bahamboula goal vs Tranmere 2021 for Oldham

By Soccer Blog | Feb 21, 2021

This Dylan Bahamboula goal vs Tranmere was a stunner from the Congo midfielder to equalise for Oldham Athletic in their game against Rovers in the fourth division on 20 February, 2021. The Bahamboula goal vs Rovers came in the 78th minute and helped ten man OAFC draw 2-2- lovely turn and finish that left the keeper stunned. Continue Reading >>

xG Wolves Leeds 0.91-2.73 | Expected Goals Shots Map Wolverhampton 0-1 LUFC

By Soccer Blog | Feb 20, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Wolves vs Leeds on 19 February, 2021. Leeds created plenty of opportunities (see xG shots map below), but failed to convert any of them into goals. The solitary goal on the evening was a Meslier own goal from a Traore shot in the 64th minute.

xG Wolves 0.91-2.73 Leeds (Actual score WWFC 1-0 LUFC)

xg wolves leeds 2021

Own goals do not have an individual xG, but the Adama Traore shot leading to the Meslier own goal for Leeds had a xG of 0.03

Full time stats Wolves v Leeds for comparison

Wolves 0-1 Leeds Full Time Post Match Stats 2021

Callum Hudson-Odoi subbed on and off in same league game- CHO against Southampton 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 20, 2021

Callum Hudson became the first Chelsea player to be both substituted on and then subbed off in the same league game this 20/21 season earlier today (February 20, 2021) against Southampton.

Hudson Odoi was subbed on for Tammy Abraham at half time and just thirty minutes later, Tuchel subbed him off for Hakim Ziyech.

Hudson Odoi vs Southampton February 2021

46′ CHO comes on for Abraham
76′ CHO replaced by Ziyech

Interestingly before today, CHO was also the last Chelsea player to be subbed on and off in the same league game- it happened to him in the 2-1 win over Watford in December 2018 (he replaced Pedro in the 43rd minute & was taken off for Emerson in the 85th minute) Continue Reading >>

xG Molde Hoffenheim 1.68-5.06 Europa League 2021 | Expected Goals MFK 3-3 TSG Shots Map

By Soccer Blog | Feb 19, 2021

Click here for xG and post match stats Hoffenheim Molde Second Leg February 25 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Molde vs Hoffenheim in the Europa League on 18 February, 2021. This was a pretty crazy game in terms of expected goals- Hoffenheim should have won this game comfortably- they did enough to score at least 5 goals on xG, meaning this game could’ve even ended 7-3 or 7-2 effectively. TSG even missed a penalty, and had to settle for a 3-3 draw at the end. Look at the post match stats and the shots map for this MFK TSG EL clash!

xG Molde 1.68-5.06 Hoffenheim shots map (Actual score MFK 3-3 TSG 1899)

xG Molde Hoffenheim 2021 Europa League Round of 32 First Leg

0-1 Dabbur first goal xG 0.40
0-2 Dabbur second goal xG 0.33
1-2 Ellingsen goal xG 0.12
1-3 Baumgartner goal xG 0.35
2-3 Andersen goal xG 0.40
3-3 Fofana goal xG 0.37

Full time post match stats Molde vs Hoffenheim 3-3

Molde Hoffenheim Europa League 2021 First Leg Post Match Stats

“Mbappuleo”- Spanish Newspaper Frontpage Headline & reaction to Barcelona 1-4 PSG February 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 17, 2021

Here is a look at some frontpage headline and reaction from the Spanish newspapers on 17 February, 2021 following Barcelona’s 4-1 loss at the Nou Camp to Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick for PSG, and dominated the morning paper covers, as can be seen below.

Mundo Deportivo paper reaction to Barcelona 1-4 Paris SG February 2021

Mundo Deportivo Reaction Mbappuleo

Diario AS headline today after Barca-PSG game

Diario Diario AS Newspaper Headline 17 February 2021 Barca PSG

Diario Sport cover page after Barcelona vs PSG First Leg 2021

Sport Newspaper Cover After Barca 1-4 PSG February 2021
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Newspaper Player Ratings Barcelona 1-4 PSG 2021 Champions League Round of 16 First Leg

By Soccer Blog | Feb 17, 2021

Here is a look at the big Spanish and French paper player ratings for Barca vs PSG on 16 February, 2021. The UCL Round of 16 first leg clash was won 4-1 by Paris SG, with Kylian Mbappe scoring a hat trick and Moise Kean also netting from a header. Lionel Messi scored Barca’s opener from the penalty spot.

L’Equipe player ratings Barca vs PSG 2021

PSG were almost twice as good as Barca in the eyes of L’Equipe, getting a 6.9/10 team rating versus the 3.5 for FCB. Sergino Dest the worst Barca player on the evening in their eyes with a 2/10. L’Equipe gave Mbappe a 9/10 rating for his performance. Lionel Messi and Ter Stegen the highest rated Barca players (both with a 5/10)

L'Equipe Player Ratings Barca Paris SG 2021 UCL

Diario Sport paper ratings Barca 1 Paris SG 4 UCL

Barcelona 1-4 PSG Player Ratings 2021 Sport Newspaper
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xG RB Leipzig Liverpool 1.15-1.45 February 2021 | Expected Goals Stats & Shots Map RBL LFC Champions League First Leg

By Soccer Blog | Feb 17, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Leipzig vs Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. LFC won 2-0, with Leipzig their own worst enemies- two defensive errors that lead to both Liverpool goals.

xG Leipzig 1.15-1.45 Liverpool (Actual score RB Leipzig 0-2 LFC)

xG Leipzig vs Liverpool Champions League 2021 First Leg

xG of individual goals in RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 0-2

53rd minute Salah goal xG 0.33- pounces on wayward Sabitzer backpass as Klostermann slips and scores
58th minute Mane goal xG 0.35- Mukiele error & slip on long ball, Mane takes advantage

Some other good chances in Leipzig v Liverpool (didn’t result in a goal)

15th minute Salah chance xG 0.26– attempts to chip, saved by Gulacsi
24th minute Mane chance xG 0.13– jumps for header while tussling with defender, heads over bar
32nd minute Robertson chance xG 0.01– goes for long range with Gulacsi off line, just over

5th minute Dani Olmo chance xG 0.32– header
38th minute Olmo header chance xG 0.13– header, goes over
46th minute Nkunku chance xG 0.24– saved by Alisson
61st minute Angelino chance xG 0.05– on counter, but wide- pressure from TAA reduces space and time
63rd minute Dani Olmo chance xG 0.05– in a decent position, but shot blocked by Robertson
93rd minute Hwang Hee-Chan chance xG 0.20– wide Continue Reading >>

xG Barcelona PSG 1.63-2.99 2021 Champions League | Shots Map & Expected Goals Stats Barca Paris Round of 16

By Soccer Blog | Feb 16, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for Barcelona vs PSG in the Round of 16 of the Champions League on 16 February, 2021. PSG won 4-1 thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s hat trick.

xG Barca 1.63-2.99 PSG (Actual score Barcelona 1-4 PSG)

xG Barcelona 1-4 PSG 2021 Champions League

1-0 Messi penalty goal xG 0.80
1-1 Mbappe goal xG 0.62
1-2 Mbappe goal xG 0.47
1-3 Kean header goal xG 0.37
1-4 Mbappe hat trick goal xG 0.31

Dembele missed chance 29th minute xG 0.30- shot straight at keeper

Full time post match stats Barcelona vs PSG 1-4 for comparison

Barca vs PSG 2021 First Leg Round of 16 Full Time Post Match Stats

Newspaper Player Ratings Barcelona 5-1 Alaves February 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 16, 2021

Here is how the big Spanish newspapers gave their player ratings for Barcelona v Alaves, with the former winning 5-1 thanks to goals from Trincao, Messi and Junior Firpo.

Sport player ratings Barcelona vs Alaves February 2021

Barcelona vs Alaves 2021 Player Ratings

Diario AS player ratings Barca 5 Alaves 1 2021

Barca 5-1 Alaves Player Ratings AS

Mundo Deportivo player ratings Barca v Alaves 2021

FCB Alaves Player Ratings 2021 Mundo Deportivo

GIF Video Nader Mohammadi Somersault Throw in vs Persepolis 2021 for Paykan | Longest ever throw in?

By Soccer Blog | Feb 15, 2021

This Nader Mohammadi throw in vs Persepolis (GIF VIDEO BELOW) was a stunning somersault throw in for Paykan in their Iranian league clash over the weekend. We’re not sure if this Paykan somersault throw-in is the longest ever in terms of distance, but it must be right up there! Must watch stuff. Paykan won the game 1-0. Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Connor Ogilvie goal vs Charlton 2021 for Gillingham | Lovely hit

By Soccer Blog | Feb 13, 2021

This Connor Ogilvie goal vs Charlton (VIDEO BELOW) was a top class hit from the Gillingham player in their third tier game against CAFC earlier today. The Ogilvie goal against Charlton came in the 37th minute and put the Gills 2-1 ahead. They eventually won 3-2. Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Caroline Weir chip goal vs Man Utd Women for City Women 2021 & Alex Greenwood reaction

By Soccer Blog | Feb 12, 2021

This Caroline Weir goal vs Manchester United Women was an outrageous chipped effort from the Man City woman star in their league game on 12 February, 2021. The Weir goal for Man City Women came in the 84th minute and put City 3-0 up- they eventually won by the same scoreline. A lovely, effectively no look chip from the edge of the box Continue Reading >>

FA Cup Quarterfinal Draw 2021 Result- Chelsea vs Sheffield United, Leicester v Man Utd

By Soccer Blog | Feb 12, 2021

The draw for the 2020/21 FA Cup sixth round (quarterfinals) has been made and both Manchester sides will be on the road, with United travelling to Leicester and City to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

Is there a non Premier League side left in the FA Cup this season? (20/21)

Yes, Bournemouth, the solitary non-Premiership side left in the competition, are at home to Southampton in the quarterfinals. Finishing off the draw is a tie between Chelsea and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

FA Cup quarterfinal draw 2020/21 season

Everton v Man City
Bournemouth v Southampton
Leicester v Manchester United
Chelsea v Sheffield United

FA Cup Quarterfinal Draw 2021

Chelsea vs Sheffield United FA Cup 2021

GIF Video Rony missed penalty vs Al Ahly 2021 for Palmeiras- Weird run up & saved by goalkeeper

By Soccer Blog | Feb 11, 2021

This Rony penalty miss vs Al Ahly will be a definite early contender for worst penalty of the year, with the Palmeiras player doing a weird, stuttering long run-up, only to have his shot saved by the Ahly keeper. Palmeiras lost this game on penalties Continue Reading >>

Sevilla vs Barcelona Player Ratings Copa del Rey Semifinal First Leg 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 11, 2021

Here is how the big Spanish newspapers rated Sevilla and Barca’s players following the first leg of their CDR semifinal. Sevilla won the game 2-0 with goals from Kounde and Rakitic. SFC keeper Bono the pick of the Seville players in most of the papers.

Diario Sport player ratings Sevilla 2-0 Barca Copa del Rey February 2021

Sevilla vs Barca Ratings Copa del Rey February 2021

Mundo Deportivo paper ratings Sevilla v Barca

Sevilla Barcelona Player Ratings Copa 2021 Mundo Deportivo
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Video Luis Diaz red card vs Braga 2021 Cup | David Carmo Ankle injury Porto Cup

By Soccer Blog | Feb 11, 2021

This Luiz Diaz red card vs Braga was a controversial decision from VAR in the Portuguese Cup clash between Braga and FC Porto. FCP player Diaz attempted to take a shot and appeared to accidentally collide with Braga defender David Carmo, who suffered a nasty ankle injury and needed an ambulance. VAR deemed the Diaz David Carmo incident to be worthy of a red card for the former. Both Porto and Braga players ended up pushing the ambulance on the wet pitch Continue Reading >>

Newspaper player ratings Betis vs Barca 7 February 2021

By Soccer Blog | Feb 8, 2021

Here is a look at how the big Spanish newspapers rated Real Betis and Barcelona’s players following FCB’s 3-2 win in their game on 7 February, 2021. Messi and Trincao on the scoresheet for Barca.

Diario Sport ratings Betis 2 Barcelona 3 2021

Betis vs Barcelona 2021 Ratings Sport

Mundo Deportivo paper ratings Real Betis vs Barcelona February 2021

Real Betis v Barcelona 2-3 Mundo Player Ratings 2021
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Kylian Mbappe speed vs Marseille 2021 | Mbappe goal OM- great pace 36km/hr and run

By Soccer Blog | Feb 8, 2021

This Mbappe goal vs Marseille was an example of just how quick the PSG forward could be as he raced the length of the pitch to score this goal against OM after Verratti had won a header in their game on 7 February 2021. The Mbappe goal against Marseille came in the 9th minute and was the opening goal of the game for Paris, who eventually won 2-0 Continue Reading >>

Andrea Belotti Fair play vs Atalanta 2021 | Cristian Romero tackle on Belotti Torino incident

By Soccer Blog | Feb 6, 2021

This Belotti fair play vs Atalanta was an example of fine sportsmanship from the Torino skipper in their game earlier today (February 6, 2021). Defender Cristian Romero tackled Belotti and the referee gave him a yellow card for the foul. Belotti however told the referee that Romero didn’t deserve a card. The referee still gave Torino a free kick near the Atalanta box, and Belotti simply gave the ball back to the opposition goalkeeper. The Belotti Romero fairplay incident happened with Torino trailing 3-0 in the game Continue Reading >>

xG Manchester United Southampton 9-0 February 2021 | Shots Map & Expected Goals Stats MU Saints

By Soccer Blog | Feb 3, 2021

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and full time stats from Man Utd vs Southampton on 2 February, 2021. United won this game 9-0, equalling their biggest ever league win. Poor Saints finished the game with nine men following red cards to Jankowitz and Bednarek.

xG Man United 4.98-0.50 Southampton shots map (Actual score Man Utd 9-0 Saints)

xG Manchester United 9-0 Southampton 2021

1-0 Wan Bissaka goal xG 0.59
2-0 Rashford goal xG 0.43
3-0 Bednarek own goal so no xG
4-0 Cavani goal xG 0.40
5-0 Martial goal xG 0.35
6-0 McTominay goal xG 0.04
7-0 Bruno penalty goal xG 0.80
8-0 Martial goal xG 0.58
9-0 Dan James goal xG 0.57

Full time post match stats MU Southampton (MUFC on the left, Saints on the right)

Full time post match stats Man Utd vs Southampton 2021

Frank Lampard Chelsea Manager Stats | List of games & Lampard CFC Managerial Record

By Soccer Blog | Jan 25, 2021

Here is a look at all the games managed by Frank Lampard during his stint as Chelsea manager.

What was Lampard’s first game as Chelsea manager?

Frank Lampard’s first match as Chelsea manager was a 4-0 loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 (the first round of the 2019/20 Premier League season)

Which was the last Chelsea game managed by Frank Lampard?

Lampard’s last game as Chelsea manager was their 3-0 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup on January 24, 2021. His last league game as CFC manager was their 2-0 loss to Leicester City on January 19, 2021.

What was Lampard’s overall record as Chelsea manager

Managed 84- Won 44, Drawn 17, Lost 23, Win percentage 52.39%

Goals scored 163, Goals conceded 106

What was Lampard’s Premier League record as CFC manager?

Managed 57- Won 28, Drawn 11, Lost 18.

Goals scored 102, Goals conceded 77, 1.67 points per game.

List of games managed by Frank Lampard at Chelsea

2020/21 season games managed by Lampard

Frank Lampard Chelsea Manager Stats 2020 2021

2019-2020 season Chelsea games Lampard managerial record

Lampard List of Games as Chelsea Manager 2019-20

Lampard List of Games Managed at Chelsea 2019-2020

Video Jarrad Branthwaite vs Dael Fry Incident Boro Blackburn 2021 | Kick in the face but no penalty

By Soccer Blog | Jan 24, 2021

This Jarrad Branthwaite kicking Dael Fry incident (VIDEO BELOW) was a controversial one from the Middlesbrough Blackburn Cup game, with Rovers defender Branthwaite raising a high boot and kicking Boro’s Fry in the face. No penalty was given to Boro for the foul though Continue Reading >>

Video Innocent Maela own goal vs Black Leopards 2021 for Orlando Pirates- Bizarre OG from corner after hitting post with previous attempt

By Soccer Blog | Jan 17, 2021

This Innocent Maela own goal vs Black Leopards (VIDEO BELOW) was a bizarre own goal from the Orlando Pirates player in their game earlier today. He first “nearly” scored an own goal, hitting the post which lead to a corner, and from the resulting corner, the OPFC defender this time nodded past his own keeper! Continue Reading >>

xG West Brom Aston Villa 0.04-2.45 December 2020 | Expected Goals Stats WBA AVFC Full Time Post Match Shots Map

By Soccer Blog | Dec 21, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for West Brom vs Aston Villa on December 20, 2020. The expected goals statistics make for rather painful viewing if you’re a WBA fan- even more so when you consider this was a Midlands derby, and shows the magnitude of the task that new boss Sam Allardyce has on his hands following the sacking of Slaven Bilic.

xG WBA 0.04-2.45 Aston Villa (Actual score West Brom 0-3 AVFC)

Shots map and individual goal xG values

xG West Brom Aston Villa December 2020

0-1 El Ghazi goal xG 0.54
0-2 Traore goal xG 0.13
0-3 El Ghazi penalty goal xG 0.80

West Brom had only one shot on target in the entire game! (Matt Phillips in the 40th minute- xG 0.04).

Full time post match stats West Brom 0-3 Aston Villa December 2020

FT Post Match Stats WBA vs Aston Villa 2020

Rafael Leao goal vs Sassuolo 2020 for AC Milan 6.2 seconds- Fastest ever Italian league goal

By Soccer Blog | Dec 20, 2020

This Rafael Leao goal vs Sassuolo after just 6.2 seconds for AC Milan created history today- as the fastest ever goal scored in the Italian top flight. The Leao goal against Sassuolo broke the previous record of 8 seconds set by Paolo Poggi for Piacenza against Fiorentina in 2001 Continue Reading >>

Slaven Bilic West Brom Managerial Record & Stats | List of Bilic WBA Wins & Losses in 2019-20 & 2020-21

By Soccer Blog | Dec 16, 2020

West Bromwich Albion have officially sacked manager Slaven Bilic today (December 16, 2020). He joined WBA as manager on 13 June, 2019 and helped the Baggies win promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2019/20 season.

What was Slaven Bilic’s Premier League record as WBA manager?

Bilic PL record as WBA manager in 2020/21 season

Matches 13- W1, D4, L8, GS10, GA26 (7 points at 0.54 points per match)

What was Bilic’s 2020/21 record as West Brom manager?

Apart from the 13 Premier League games, Bilic also managed WBA in 2 Cup games in the 20/21 season- a 3-0 win over Harrogate and a 2-2 draw against Brentford (which they lost 5-4 on penalties)

So in 2020/21 overall record, Matches 15- W2, D4, L9

Bilic record as WBA manager 2020-21

Which was West Brom’s only Premier League win under Bilic in the current 20/21 season?

WBA’s only EPL win with Bilic in charge was their 1-0 victory over Sheffield United in November 2020.

What was Bilic’s record in the 19/20 Championship season as Albion manager?

Games 46- W22, D17, L7, GS77, GA43 (83 points at 1.80 points per match)

The 1.80 points per match in the Championship vs 0.54 points in the Premier League paints a story in itself.

Including cup games in 19/20- Matches 50- W24, D17, L9

Bilic Championship Record 2019-20 season

Slaven Bilic 2019-20 season managerial stats

How many games did Bilic manage overall as WBA manager and win/loss stats?

Including 19/20 and 20/21 (and Cup games), Bilic had this record- Matches 65- Won 26, Drawn 21, Lost 18

Video Jordyn Huitema Instagram Story 2020 | Racist Abuse Huitema Alphonso Davies

By Soccer Blog | Dec 12, 2020

This Jordyn Huitema IG story (VIDEO BELOW) saw the CAN WNT player release a video detailing some of the racist abuses that have been directed towards her and boyfriend Alphonso Davies on social media. Davies, also a Canadian international, currently plays for Bayern Munich Continue Reading >>

xG Inter Milan Shakhtar 1.75-0.39 December 9 2020 Champions League | Expected Goals Shots Map & Key Chances

By Soccer Blog | Dec 10, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for Inter vs Shakhtar in Round 6 of the Champions League on 9 December, 2020. Inter needed a win at home, but ended up drawing 0-0 which sent them out of Europe altogether. Shakhtar took third in the group and will be in the Europa League.

Plenty of chances for Inter, as shown by the expected goals metric- they did well enough to have at least scored one goal in the game, if not two.

xG Inter 1.75-0.39 Shakhtar Donetsk (Actual score Inter Milan 0-0 Shakhtar)

xG Inter vs Shakhtar Champions League December 9 2020 MD6

xG of some key chances in Inter vs Shakhtar December 2020

Lautaro Martinez 7th minute chance xG 0.16- hits bar
Stefan de Vrij 23rd minute chance xG 0.24- blocked shot from close range
Lautaro 41st minute chance xG 0.08- header saved by keeper
Lukaku 50th minute header xG 0.04- header from distance, straight at keeper
Lukaku 53rd minute header xG 0.10- header tipped over bar by keeper following Brozovic free kick
Martinez 55th minute chance xG 0.10- attempts volley, but wide
Skriniar 60th minute chance xG 0.08- header over the bar
Sanchez 89th minute chance xG 0.39- free header, but hits Lukaku, who is in the way

Maycon 64th minute chance xG 0.09- chance from angle
Solomon 75th minute chance xG 0.10

Raul Jimenez head injury vs Arsenal 2020 Skull Fracture | David Luiz vs Jimenez clash of heads at corner | Collision

By Soccer Blog | Nov 29, 2020

This Raul Jimenez injury vs Arsenal saw the Wolves forward have to be stretchered off with a fractured skull after a nasty collision of heads with Gunners defender David Luiz in their league game earlier today. The Jimenez vs Luiz head clash incident took place in the 5th minute after a Willian corner. Continue Reading >>

English Newspaper Headlines & Frontpage reaction to Maradona death November 26 2020

By Soccer Blog | Nov 26, 2020

Here is a look at some UK based newspaper frontpage reaction today (November 26, 2020) to the legendary Diego Maradona’s death. The Argentine superstar helped his side beat England at the 1986 World Cup en route to the Albiceleste’s WC triumph, and the Hand of God dominates the front pages, as many might have expected. Maradona died at the age of 60 on November 25, 2020.

Daily Star frontpage headline Maradona death

“Where was VAR when we needed it the most” asked the Daily Star.

Daily Star Headline Maradona Death Newspaper

Daily Mirror front page after Maradona death

The Mirror went with the headline “Diego Maradona, a hero, a villain, a cheat and a genius…dead at 60”

Daily Mirror Headline Maradona Dead Reaction

Sun newspaper reaction to Maradona death

The Sun Paper Reaction Maradona Death

Daily Express frontpage November 26, 2020

Daily Express Reaction Maradona Death
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Lowest Liverpool xG in a match | Expected Goals LFC Atalanta 0.20-1.39 Shots Map Stats Champions League

By Soccer Blog | Nov 26, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for Liverpool vs Atalanta in the Champions League on November 25, 2020. LFC fielded a second string lineup, and their xG here was the lowest ever Liverpool xG in a game since the metric began to be recorded and used a few years ago. No shot on target for Liverpool either- another rarity!

xG Liverpool Atalanta 0.20-1.39 (Actual score LFC 0-2 Atalanta BC)

xG Liverpool vs Atalanta Champions League November 25 2020

0-1 Josip Ilicic goal xG 0.61
0-2 Robin Gosens goal xG 0.52

xG of some other notable chances in LFC vs Atalanta MD4 in Champions League

9th minute Gosens shot xG 0.03- powerful shot, Alisson does well to get a hand
10th minute Papu Gomez chance xG 0.06- wide of post
44th minute Mo Salah chance xG 0.08- shot over bar
68th minute Joel Matip chance xG 0.06

Full time post match stats LFC v Atalanta November 25, 2020 for comparison alongside xG

Full time post match stats Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta Champions League

A big difference from the MD3 clash between the two sides in Italy, which Liverpool dominated on xG and won 5-0.

List of hat tricks scored by Erling Braut Haaland | Three or more goals by Haaland in a single game

By Soccer Blog | Nov 24, 2020

Here is a list of the occasions when Erling Braut Haaland has scored a hat trick in his senior professional career. He has 9 hat tricks in his senior career so far- 5 for RB Salzburg, 2 for Dortmund and 1 each for Norway and Molde.

SK Brann 0-4 Molde (July 1, 2018)- 4 goals (Norwegian league)

Parndorf 1-7 RB Salzburg (July 19, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian OFB Cup)

Salzburg 5-2 Wolfsberger (August 10, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian Bundesliga)

RB Salzburg 7-2 TSV Hartberg (September 14, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian Bundesliga)

Salzburg 6-2 Genk (September 17, 2019)- 3 goals (Champions League)

Wolfsberger AC 0-3 RB Salzburg (November 10, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian Bundesliga)

Augsburg 3-5 Dortmund (January 18, 2020)- 3 goals (also Haaland’s BVB debut)

Norway 4-0 Romania (October 11, 2020)- 3 goals (Nations League)

Hertha Berlin 2-5 Dortmund (November 21, 2020)- 4 goals (Bundesliga)

At U19 level, Erling Haaland also scored the following hat tricks

Scotland U19 4-5 Norway U19 (March 27, 2018)- 3 goals (Euro U19 qualifying)
Norway U19 12-0 Honduras U19 (May 30, 2019)- 9 goals (World Cup)

List of Fiorentina Player Salaries 2020-2021 | ACF Wages 20-21 Season

By Soccer Blog | Nov 13, 2020

Here is a look at the wages for AC Fiorentina for the 2020/21 Italian Serie A season. All figures in million euros and are net salaries (post tax). Fiorentina have a total wage bill of 55 million euros.

Who is the highest paid player at Fiorentina? What is Franck Ribery’s Fiorentina Salary?

Ribery is the highest paid player at Fiorentina and earns a salary of 4 million euros

How much is Jose Callejon paid at Fiorentina?

Callejon has the second highest salary at Fiorentina behind Ribery and is paid 2.2 million euros

What is the salary of Alfred Duncan at Fiorentina?

Duncan is paid 1.3m euros annually at Fiorentina (net)

Sofyan Amrabat Fiorentina salary?

Amrabat earns 1.5m euros annually as wages at Fiorentina, the same as Bonaventura and Cutrone.

What are the salaries paid to players at Fiorentina? (full list below)

Fiorentina Player Salaries List 2020-2021
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List of Atalanta salaries 2020-2021 | Wages of Atalanta BC players 20-21 season

By Soccer Blog | Oct 27, 2020

Here is a look at the player wages/salary statistics for Italian Serie A side Atalanta Bergamo Calcio for the 2020/21 season. All figures for individual players are in million euros and are net (post tax, as is the norm while reporting salaries in Italy). Atalanta’s total wage bill is 42.6m, pretty low compared to the likes of fellow Champions League participants Juventus and Inter Milan.

Who is Atalanta’s highest paid player?

Atalanta’s highest earner is club skipper Alejandro Papu Gomez- he gets paid 2 million euros a year.

What is the salary of Josip Ilicic at Atalanta?

Ilicic earns 1.8 million euros a year at Atalanta. He is the second highest paid player at the club behind Papu Gomez. Luis Muriel also earns the same salary as Ilicic- 1.8m/ year.

What is Mario Pasalic’s Atalanta salary?

Pasalic earns 1 million euros a year at Atalanta.

Ruslan Malinovskyi Atalanta salary?

Ukrainian star Malinovskyi, like Pasalic, also earns 1m euros a year (net) Continue Reading >>

Fastest players in the 2019/20 Champions League- Mbappe, Klostermann and Hateboer

By Soccer Blog | Oct 27, 2020

Here is a look at some officially released statistics that show the players who ran the fastest (highest speed) during the 2019/2020 Champions League season.

Who was the fastest player in the 19/20 Champions League season?

The fastest player in the 19/20 UCL season was Kylian Mbappe, with a top speed of 33.98 km/h for PSG against Bayern Munich. Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann was second, with a 33.82 km/h speed against PSG for Leipzig, while Atalanta’s Hans Hateboer rounded up the top three, with his 33.71, also against Paris SG

How fast did Alphonso Davies run in the Champions League in 2019/20?

Davies achieved a top speed of 33.37 km/h in the 19/20 UCL campaign, achieved for Bayern in the final against PSG

What was Erling Braut Haaland’s top speed in the 19/20 UCL season?

Haaland’s best speed was a 33.02 km/h sprint (for Dortmund) against Paris.

What was Timo Werner’s best pace in the 19/20 UCL season?

New Chelsea signing Werner can be quick off the blocks- he hit 32.92 km/h for Leipzig against Tottenham. Continue Reading >>

VVV Venlo vs Ajax 0-13 24 October 2020 | xG Expected Goals Shots Map & Post Match Stats | Biggest ever Eredivisie win | Beats 12-1 Vitesse win in 1972

By Soccer Blog | Oct 24, 2020

Ajax Amsterdam hammered VVV Venlo 13-0 away from home today (October 24, 2020), thus setting a new Eredivisie record. The biggest ever Dutch top flight win previously was also by Ajax, in the form of their 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972, but this 13-0 win has broken that record.

Five goals and three assists for Lassina Traore here. Seven different goal scorers for Ajax.

23 shots on target for Ajax in this 13-0 win over VVV!

Four goals in the first half, 9 in the second half (all nine after VVV Venlo’s red card)

Interesting, this 13-0 win today comes exactly 10 years after PSV Eindhoven thrashed Feyenoord 10-0 on 24 October, 2010!

xG VVV 0.18-7.47 Ajax (Actual score VVV 0-13 Ajax)

Sequence of goals in VVV vs Ajax 0-13 & xG stats (expected goals)

VVV 0-1 Ajax (Jurgen Ekkelenkamp goal 13′, Lassina Traore assist) xG 0.58
VVV 0-2 Ajax (Lassina Traore first goal 17′, Antony assist) xG 0.28
VVV 0-3 Ajax (Lassina Traore second goal 32′, Tagliafico assist) xG 0.55
VVV 0-4 Ajax (Dusan Tadic goal 44′, Klaiber assist) xG 0.11
VVV 0-4 Ajax (Christiaan Kum red card 52′)
VVV 0-5 Ajax (Lassina Traore third goal 54′)
VVV 0-6 Ajax (Antony goal 55′, Lassina Traore second assist) xG 0.32
VVV 0-7 Ajax (Jurgen Ekkelenkamp second goal 57′, Gravenberch assist) xG 0.40
VVV 0-8 Ajax (Daley Blind goal 59, Lassina Traore third assist) xG 0.06
VVV-Ajax 0-9 (Lassina Traore fourth goal 65, Antony second assist) xG 0.39
VVV vs Ajax 0-10 (Huntelaar penalty goal 74′) xG 0.81
VVV 0-11 Ajax (Huntelaar second goal 76′, Ekkelenkamp assist)
VVV 0-12 Ajax (Lisandro Martinez goal 78′, Zakaria Labyad first assist) xG 0.04
VVV 0-13 Ajax (Lassina Traore fifth goal 87′, Labyad second assist) xG 0.33

xG VVV Venlo vs Ajax 2020 0

Full time post match stats VVV Venlo vs Ajax 0-13

VVV 0-13 Ajax Full Time Post Match Stats

Lionel Messi farewell message to Luis Suarez 2020 | Messi says goodbye to Suarez; blasts Bartomeu in IG message | English Translation & Transcript

By Soccer Blog | Sep 25, 2020

Here is Lionel Messi’s farewell message to Luis Suarez on social media site Instagram. Messi wrote the original message in Spanish, and said that Suarez deserved a better farewell and shouldn’t have been kicked out the way he was, but he was no longer surprised “at this point”, essentially referring to the Barcelona board and Bartomeu.

Messi post saying goodbye to Luis Suarez on IG (in Spanish)

Messi goodbye message to Suarez on IG

Auto translate of Messi farewell post for Suarez on Instagram

Deserved to be fired isn’t quite in the literal sense, but the rough message is that Suarez deserved a better farewell given his contributions to Barca.

English translation of Messi farewell message to Suarez

Also see video of Suarez crying while leaving Barcelona

Newspaper player ratings Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla Super Cup 2020 24 September

By Soccer Blog | Sep 25, 2020

Here is a look at the newspaper player ratings for Bayern Munich vs Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on 24 September, 2020 from the German and Spanish newspapers. Bayern triumphed 2-1 thanks to Javi Martinez’s extra time strike.

Bild newspaper player ratings FC Bayern-Sevilla (1 is the best, 6 is the worst)

Bayern vs Sevilla SuperCup Ratings Bild 2020

Diario de Sevilla Spain player ratings for Bayern vs Sevilla

The local Seville paper thought Joan Jordan was the pick of the Sevilla players on the evening. They were also not very happy with the performance of Anthony, the referee for this Super Cup match.

Diario de Sevilla player ratings FCB Sevilla Super Cup

Sport newspaper player ratings Bayern Munchen Sevilla

Sport thought Sevilla were the better team on the night, and gave them a higher rating than Bayern.

FC Bayern Sevilla Player Ratings 2020 Sport Newspaper
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Thiago Alcantara Pass Map vs Chelsea 2020 on Debut- Record for most passes in a half of football

By Soccer Blog | Sep 23, 2020

Liverpool’s new signing Thiago Alcantara made his debut over the weekend against Chelsea, playing the second half after replacing Jordan Henderson at the interval. The Spaniard made 75 passes- a record for the highest number of successful passes made by a player in one half of football (45 minutes) since records began to be kept for the metric in 2003/04.

Thiago LFC debut- Thiago pass map vs Chelsea September 2020

Thiago Pass Map v Chelsea 2020

Thiago 75 passes breakdown- to whom did Thiago pass the most against Chelsea?

Thiago to Alexander Arnold- 14 passes
Thiago to Andy Robertson- 13 passes
Thiago to Mohamed Salah- 12 passes
Thiago to Wijnaldum- 8 passes
Thiago to Milner- 6 passes
Thiago to Fabinho- 5 passes
Thiago to Firmino- 5 passes
Thiago to Van Dijk- 5 passes
Thiago to Mane- 5 passes
Thiago to Naby Keita- 1 pass
Thiago to Minamino- 1 pass

Record for most successful passes in 45 minutes of football (Premiership)

Thiago set a new record for most passes in 45 minutes, beating the previous one held by Andreas Christensen

75 passes- Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool) vs Chelsea (September 2020)
66 passes- Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) vs Sheff Utd (July 2020)
62 passes- Jose Fonte (Southampton) vs Bournemouth (November 2015)
61 passes- Paul Pogba (Man Utd) vs Newcastle (December 2019)
61 passes- Yaya Toure (Man City) vs Stoke (October 2017)
61 passes- Paul Scholes (Man United) vs Blackburn (May 2011) Continue Reading >>

xG Brest Marseille 1.95-1.26 | Expected Goals Shots Map Stade Brestois OM & Full Time Stats

By Soccer Blog | Aug 31, 2020

It was Lens against Nice last weekend, and it ended up being Brest-Marseille in Game Week 2. A fixture that the lesser fancied team edged on xG, but weren’t quite able to convert into points.

xG Brest Marseille 1.95-1.26 (Actual Score Brest 2 Marseille 3)

xG Brest OM 2020

xG of individual goals

0-1 Marseille Florian Thauvin xG (0.05)
0-2 Marseille Caleta-Car xG (0.49)
1-2 Brest Faivre xG (0.06)
1-3 Marseille Caleta-Car xG (0.06)
2-3 Brest Charbonnier xG (0.52)

xG of some major chances that didn’t result in goals

Charbonnier 66′ xG (0.32)- for SB29
Tavares 88′ xG (0.29)- for SB29
Balerdi 84′ xG (0.46)-for OM

Brest had been taken to the cleaners last weekend by Nimes, but put on a much improved performance in what was a very open game against Andre-Villas Boas’ side. Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Headlines & Reaction to Messi wanting to leave Barcelona | Diario Sport, Marca, AS, L’Esportiu Frontpage August 26 2020

By Soccer Blog | Aug 26, 2020

Here is how some of the big Spanish sports newspapers (Sport, Marca, AS, MD and L’Esportiu) reacted to the news of Lionel Messi wanting to leave Barca. Frontpage headlines for August 26, 2020 (Wednesday)

Sport newspaper headline

Barca based Sport went with the headline Iguerra Total– “Total War”, pretty much summing up the position of the two sides.

Barcelona Newspaper Sport Reaction to Messi wanting to leave

Madrid paper Marca Front Page reaction (Y Estallo la Bomba- “And the Bomb Exploded”) Continue Reading >>

xG PSG Bayern 1.02-1.59 Champions League Final 2020 | Expected Goals Stats Map Paris SG Munich UCL

By Soccer Blog | Aug 23, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for the PSG vs Bayern Munich Champions League final, a fixture the German giants edged 1-0 on 23 August, 2020 thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header on the hour mark. A tight game, perhaps shaded by Bayern, but PSG did have their chances as shown on this expected goals map. Data from two different xG data models.

Model 1| xG PSG 1.02-1.59 Bayern Munich (Actual score Paris SG 0-1 FC Bayern)

xg Bayern PSG Champions League Final 2020

xG of Bayern winning goal: Kingsley Coman header goal 59′ (xG 0.40)

xG of some big missed chances for PSG

Kylian Mbappe miss 45′ xG (0.31)- shot straight at Manuel Neuer
Marquinhos missed chance 70′ xG (0.32)- again saved by Neuer
Neymar missed chance 18′ xG (0.06)- promising chance on counter, denied by Neuer Continue Reading >>

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