Bild Player Ratings England vs Germany 3-3 Nations League 2022- Musiala, Ter Stegen, Bellingham

By Soccer Blog | Sep 28, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for England vs Germany in the 2022 Nations League from well known sports paper Bild. The ratings system (1 is very good, 6 is very bad), means that Bellingham, Kane and Shaw were the best England players against Germany according to Bild.

On the German side, Bild were impressed with Musiala, Havertz and Ter Stegen.

England 3-3 Germany Bild Player Ratings 2022

Bild Newspaper Germany vs Hungary 2022 Player Ratings- Werner, Sane, MATS

By Soccer Blog | Sep 24, 2022

Here is a look at the Germany vs Hungary player ratings from the country’s biggest sports newspaper following Die Mannschaft’s shocking 1-0 loss in the Nations League. Ter Stegen the best German player against Hungary according to Bild, while the attackers (all rating 5) were the worst.

Germany 0-1 Hungary September 2022 UNL Player Ratings

Germany vs Hungary 2022 Player Ratings Bild

Premier League Table Before September International Break 2022- PL Standings after 7 games 22-23 season

By Soccer Blog | Sep 19, 2022

This is how the Premier League table for 2022/23 looks going into the September international break. These fixtures are actually Game Week 8 fixtures- Game Week 7 and some games in GW8 were cancelled due to the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II.

Arsenal are top of the table going into the September break while West Ham, Forest and Leicester are in the bottom three

Also see Premier League Table after 6 games in 2022/23 season (previous round- it was Arsenal’s first loss)

Premier League Table Before September 2022 International Break

Augsburg vs Bayern Munich 2022 Player Ratings (Bild)- Sadio Mane gets a 6 rating

By Soccer Blog | Sep 18, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Augsburg vs Bayern Munich on 17 September, 2022. Augsburg won 1-0, thus condemning Bayern to their first league loss of the 2022/23 season.

Sadio Mane got a 6 player rating vs Augsburg from the Bild sports newspaper- technically the worst you can get in the German rating system (1 very good, 6 very bad). The best rated was Neuer (3)

FCA vs Bayern Bild Player Ratings 2022/23 Season

Augsburg vs Bayern 2022 Player Ratings Bild

xG Wolves vs Man City 2022 September | Expected Goals Match Stats Wolverhampton 0-3 MCFC

By Soccer Blog | Sep 17, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Wolves vs Manchester City on 17 September, 2022. Man City won this game 3-0 against ten man Wolves, who had a red card in the first half.

xG Wolves 0.36-0.99 Man City shots map (Actual score WWFC 0-3 MCFC)

0-1 Grealish goal vs Wolves xG 0.25
0-2 Haaland goal vs Wolves xG 0.06
0-3 Foden goal vs Wolves xG 0.14

xG Wolves vs Man City 2022

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Man City 0-3 Match Stats for comparison

(WWFC stats on left; MCFC stats on right) Continue Reading >>

Bella Kotschap first senior Germany call up- German squad for September 2022 Nations League

By Soccer Blog | Sep 16, 2022

It’s a first senior Germany international call up for young Southampton defender Armel Bella Kotschap, who has been named in Die Mannschaft’s squad for the upcoming September 2022 Nations League games against Hungary and England. Bella Kotschap and Musiala are the only two players born after 2000 in this German squad.

Edit– 18 September, 2022- Marco Reus (injured) replaced by Benjamin Henrichs.

Edit– 21 September, 2022- Neuer and Goretzka (both COVID) replaced by Oliver Baumann and Maximilian Arnold respectively.

Germany Soccer September 2022 Nations League Roster

Goalkeepers: Neuer (Bayern) Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim), Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Trapp (Frankfurt)

Defenders: Rudiger (Real Madrid), Ginter (Freiburg), Sule and Schlotterbeck (both Dortmund), Kehrer (West Ham), Gosens (Inter), Raum (Leipzig), Bella Kotschap (Southampton)

Midfielders/Forwards: Kimmich and Musiala (both Bayern), Goretzka (Bayern) Arnold (Wolfsburg), Gundogan (Man City), Reus Henrichs (Leipzig), Brandt (Dortmund), Hofmann (Gladbach), Havertz (Chelsea)

Muller, Sane and Gnabry (all Bayern), Werner (Leipzig), Nmecha (Wolfsburg)

Germany Squad for Nations League 2022 September
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Maccabi Haifa vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings L’Equipe newspaper- Nordi Mukiele, Nuno Mendes, Ramos

By Soccer Blog | Sep 15, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Maccabi Haifa vs PSG in the Champions League from well known French sports newspaper L’Equipe. They had Maccabi as the better team on the evening (see the team rating below) and gave a 3/10 player rating to Nordi Mukiele and Sergio Ramos, and a 4/10 rating to Nuno Mendes. PSG won the game 3-1.

L’Equipe player ratings Maccabi Haifa Paris SG 2022/23 UCL 1-3

Maccabi Haifa vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Newspaper Player Ratings Rangers vs Napoli 0-3 UCL 2022- L’Equipe, CDS, Daily Record

By Soccer Blog | Sep 15, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Rangers vs Napoli in the Champions League from French newspaper L’Equipe, Italian paper Corriere della Sera and Scottish paper Daily Record. Rangers had a player sent off as they lost 3-0 at home to Napoli.

L’Equipe ratings Rangers vs Napoli Champions League 2022

Rangers vs Napoli 2022 Player Ratings

Corriere della Sera ratings RFC 0-3 Napoli 2022/23

Rangers 0-3 Napoli 2022 Player Ratings CDS

Daily Record Rangers player ratings vs Napoli CL Round 2 Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona UCL 2022- Bild, L’Equipe, Sport

By Soccer Blog | Sep 14, 2022

Here are the player ratings from the big European newspapers for Bayern Munich vs Barcelona on 13 September, 2022 following their Champions League game. Bayern won 2-0.

Bild player ratings Bayern Barca Champions League 2022/23

Note- Under this rating system, Upamecano and Hernandez the best Bayern Munich players against Barcelona.

Bayern 2-0 Barca 2022 Bild Player Ratings

L’Equipe player ratings Bayern vs Barcelona 2-0 UCL September 2022

4/10 for MATS, Dembele and Lewandowski.

Bayern vs Barcelona Player Ratings L'Equipe 2022

Diario Sport player ratings Bayern Munchen Barca CL MD2

FC Bayern 2-0 Barcelona Player Ratings 2022 Sport

Bundesliga Standings MD6 2022-23 | Union Berlin top of the table for first time in their history

By Soccer Blog | Sep 12, 2022

Here is a look at the German Bundesliga table after Week 6 of the 22/23 season (ending September 11 2022) and Union Berlin have topped the Bundesliga standings for the first time ever in their history- the 34th club to be on top of the league.

Union won 1-0 at Cologne; previous leaders SC Freiburg slipped to second after a goalless 0-0 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach. Bayern drew 2-2 with Stuttgart over the weekend, while Bochum remained bottom of the table.

Bundesliga Table 22/23 after 6 Rounds

Bundesliga Table Match Day 6 2022-23 Season

Bayern Munich vs Stuttgart 2-2 2022 Player Ratings- Mathys Tel Bundesliga starting debut, De Ligt, Gnabry

By Soccer Blog | Sep 11, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Bayern vs Stuttgart in the league on 10 September, 2022. Bayern drew this game 2-2- they came into this back on the back of a 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League.

This was a Bundesliga starting debut for young Mathys Tel- he was the best Bayern player on the afternoon according to these Bild player ratings along with Leon Goretzka.

Bayern vs Stuttgart 2022 Player Ratings

Newspaper Player Ratings PSG vs Brest 2022- Donnarumma, Slimani

By Soccer Blog | Sep 11, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for PSG vs Brest (10 September, 2022) from the local French newspapers. Donnarumma the star of the show for Paris, earning a 8/10 player rating from L’Equipe. Slimani, who missed a crucial second half penalty, was given a 4/10 rating by both L’Equipe and La Telegramme.

PSG won 1-0 thanks to Neymar’s goal.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris SG Stade Brestois 2022/23

Both managers get the same 6/10 rating

PSG vs Brest 2022 Player Ratings

La Telegramme paper Brest player ratings vs PSG 2022 Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Player Ratings Cadiz vs Barcelona 0-4 2022- Lewandowski, De Jong

By Soccer Blog | Sep 11, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Cadiz vs Barca on September 10, 2022 from the big Spanish newspapers. Barcelona won the game 4-0, with all four of their goals coming after the interval. Frenkie de Jong, Robert Lewandowski, Dembele and Ansu the goal scorers for FCB.

Diario Sport player ratings Cadiz 0 Barcelona 4 2022/23 season

Cadiz vs Barcelona 2022 Player Ratings Sport

Mundo Deportivo newspaper ratings Cadiz-FCB 2022 Continue Reading >>

xG Manchester United vs Arsenal 2022 September | Expected Goals Match Stats MUFC 3-1 AFC Martinelli Odegaard chances

By Soccer Blog | Sep 10, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Manchester United vs Arsenal in the 2022/23 league season. Arsenal probably had the better of the game (with more shots) but United were clinical and ran out 3-1 winners, which took the Red Devils to fifth in the league table.

xG Manchester United 1.51- 1.67 Arsenal shots map (Actual score MUFC 3-1 AFC)

0-1 Antony goal vs Arsenal xG 0.31
1-1 Saka goal vs Man Utd xG 0.45
2-1 Rashford goal vs Arsenal xG 0.21
3-1 Rashford second goal vs Arsenal xG 0.41

Saliba chance vs Man Utd xG 0.10 (wide)
Martinelli header chance vs Man Utd xG 0.25 (parried by De Gea)
Odegaard chance vs Manchester United xG 0.33
Bruno Fernandes chance vs Arsenal xG 0.19 (saved by Ramsdale) Continue Reading >>

French newspaper player ratings Tottenham vs Marseille 2022 Champions League- L’Equipe La Provence

By Soccer Blog | Sep 9, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Spurs vs Marseille in the Champions League from French newspapers L’Equipe and La Provence. Tottenham won 2-0 against OM, with Richarlison scoring a second half brace.

L’Equipe player ratings Spurs vs Marseille UCL

Tottenham vs Marseille 2022 Player Ratings


Marseille player ratings vs Spurs Champions League Provence Newspaper

Marseille player ratings vs Tottenham UCL 2022

Newspaper player ratings Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich 2022- Bild, L’Equipe, CDS

By Soccer Blog | Sep 8, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Inter vs Bayern Munich on September 7, 2022 from the big European newspapers. Bayern won the fixture 2-0, with Leroy Sane scoring the opener and the other being a D’Ambrosio own goal.

L’Equipe player ratings Inter vs Bayern Munchen September 2022

Inter Bayern Player Ratings L'Equipe

Corriere della Sera Italian paper ratings Internazionale FC Bayern

Inter vs Bayern Player Ratings 2022

Bild German paper ratings Inter v Bayern Munich Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Ajax vs Rangers 4-0 September 2022 Champions League

By Soccer Blog | Sep 8, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Ajax v Rangers from the European newspapers after their MD1 UCL clash on 7 September, 2022. Ajax comfortably won the game (see xG stats for Ajax Rangers), with the Gers not really troubling their Dutch opponents. Not surprisingly, no Rangers player got a rating above 5/10 on the evening.

L’Equipe player ratings Ajax 4-0 Rangers UCL September 2022

Ajax vs Rangers Player Ratings 2022 L'Equipe
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xG Ajax vs Rangers Champions League 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats Ajax 4-0 Glasgow Rangers

By Soccer Blog | Sep 7, 2022

Click here for Ajax Rangers Player Ratings UCL September 7 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Ajax vs Rangers in the Champions League on 7 September, 2022. Ajax comfortably won the game 4-0, and dominated the game. Rangers barely troubled the Dutch giants, as the xG shots map below shows. They had practically 0 xG in the first half (only 1 Colak shot). They eventually did muster four shots in the entire game, but they were all low percentage ones.

xG Ajax 2.19-0.10 Rangers shots map (Actual score Ajax 4-0 RFC) Continue Reading >>

Full Premier League Table when Tuchel got Sacked 2022- Chelsea 6th in the standings

By Soccer Blog | Sep 7, 2022

Here is a look the full Premier League table when Thomas Tuchel got sacked as Chelsea manager on 7 September, 2022. When Tuchel was sacked as CFC boss, the Blues were 6th in the table (after six rounds of league action in the 2022/23 season).

Premier League table at the time of Tuchel’s sacking as Chelsea manager

Chelsea are 6th in the standings with 10 points, five behind leaders Arsenal

Premier League Table when Tuchel got sacked at Chelsea 2022

Tuchel last Premier League game as Chelsea manager?

Tuchel’s last Premier League game as Chelsea manager was the 2-1 win over West Ham on September 3, 2022. Chelsea were a tad fortunate to win that game- they originally trailed 1-0 with 20 minutes to go, and West Ham’s Cornet had a goal controversially disallowed by VAR. Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Celtic vs Real Madrid 2022 Champions League- L’Equipe, AS, Record

By Soccer Blog | Sep 7, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Celtic vs Real Madrid in the UCL (Round 1, 2022/23 season) from the big Spanish and European newspapers.

L’Equipe player ratings Celtic vs Real Madrid 2022/23

Taylor and Carvajal the poorest rated players on either side from L’Equipe.

celtic vs real madrid ratings l'equipe
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PSG 2-1 Juventus 2022 Player Ratings Champions League from L’Equipe and CDS

By Soccer Blog | Sep 7, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Paris SG vs Juve in the Champions League (MD1) on 6 September, 2022. PSG won the clash 2-1, with Kylian Mbappe scoring a first half brace for the Parisians.

L’Equipe French newspaper player ratings PSG Juve UCL 2022

psg vs juventus player ratings 2022

Corriere della Sera Italian paper ratings Paris Juventus

psg juve player ratings cds

Premier League Team of the Week GW6 2022-2023 Season

By Soccer Blog | Sep 6, 2022

Here is the official Premier League Team of the Week after Round 6 for the 2022/23 season (also check out PL table after GW6)

Shearer Team of the Week Round 6 22/23 Season

Premier League Team of the Week Round 6

Crooks BBC TOTW MD6 2022/23 season

BBC Team of the Week GW6 2022-23 Season

Both teams have five players in common between them- Jordan Pickford in goal, Eriksen and MacAllister in the centre of the park and Rashford and Toney upfront.

Premier League Table after Week 6 2022-23 Season (First Arsenal loss)

By Soccer Blog | Sep 6, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League table for the 22/23 season after Arsenal’s first loss of the new league season. The Gunners won five in a row before falling 3-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford over the weekend in GW6. Despite the result, Mikel Arteta’s side stayed top of the table, with second placed Man City only managing to draw away at struggling Aston Villa.

Leicester remain bottom of the table following a 5-2 defeat to Brighton, who continue their fine start to the new season under Graham Potter.

Premier League after Arsenal loss to Manchester United in September 2022 (PL standings after Game Week 6 fixtures)

Premier League Table After Week 6 2022 23

Nantes vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings L’Equipe Newspaper- Chirivella, Messi, Mbappe

By Soccer Blog | Sep 4, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Nantes vs Paris SG on September 3, 2022 from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. Mbappe gets a player rating of 8/10- the highest of any starting player, with Lionel Messi behind him with a 7/10 rating. Goalkeeper Lafont, who once got a perfect 10 rating from L’Equipe, gets a 6/10 for this game.

L’Equipe ratings FCN 0-3 PSG 2022/23 season (Mbappe two goals, Nuno Mendes one goal)

Nantes vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings 0-3

Chelsea vs West Ham 2022 Attendance 39,923 | xG Expected Goals CFC 2-1 WHUFC Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Sep 3, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Chelsea vs West Ham on September 3, 2022 (Crowd of 39,923 at Stamford Bridge). Chelsea prevailed 2-1 in a controversial clash that saw Cornet’s late goal disallowed by VAR.

xG Chelsea 0.65-1.32 West Ham (Actual score CFC 2-1 West Ham)

0-1 Antonio goal vs Chelsea xG 0.85 (literally from point blank range)
1-1 Chilwell goal vs West Ham xG 0.05
2-1 Havertz goal vs West Ham xG 0.10

Cornet header chance vs Chelsea xG 0.27 (hits woodwork, great chance just before Havertz winner)

xG Chelsea vs West Ham 2022
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Kehrer at RCB against Tottenham in a back four, Paqueta league debut for West Ham & More

By Soccer Blog | Sep 1, 2022

West Ham drew 1-1 with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in midweek. An insipid first half performance saw them trail 1-0 at the interval, but they raised their performance after it, with greater energy and pressing, and on the balance of play in the second half, probably deserved more than the solitary point they got. Here are our talking points.

Thilo Kehrer plays at RCB position against Spurs in a two man defence alongside Zouma

Against Brighton, Kehrer had started at LCB (so had Johnson before him against Forest) in a two man central defence alongside Kurt Zouma. When they started five at the back against Villa (three CB system), he started at RCB. Interestingly here, Kehrer played at RCB with Zouma at LCB in a two man defence.

West Ham started in a 4-2-3-1 formation (as they had finished against Villa), but changed to five at the back in the second half, with even Pablo Fornals seeing more action at LWB/LB in the system, especially in defensive situations where it felt like a 5-4-1 being employed.

Rice RCM against Spurs, then switches to LCM

Somewhat interestingly, along with the Kehrer Zouma positional switch, Declan Rice started at RCM against Spurs, with Tomas Soucek at LCM. They however swapped early in the first half, with Rice going back to LCM and Soucek at RCM.

Michail Antonio performance vs Spurs

With Scamacca unavailable, Moyes gave Michail Antonio a start upfront and the striker had a pretty good game. He hit the woodwork in the first half, set up Tomas Soucek for the equaliser in the second and troubled Spurs after the interval with his strength and pressing.

The problem with Antonio though is inconsistency- if he plays like this week in and week out, fewer Hammers fans would be upset with him. Unfortunately, he has a tendency to go almost AWOL in certain games, and that lack of impact in those fixtures is something a team trying for Europe simply cannot afford. Continue Reading >>

Toulouse vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings from L’Equipe Newspaper- Verratti, Zanden, Spierings

By Soccer Blog | Sep 1, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for TFC vs Paris SG from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. PSG won this game 3-0- an improvement from their disappointing draw against Monaco over the weekend. Marco Verratti the best PSG player on the evening according to L’Equipe with a 8/10 player rating.

On the Toulouse side, Zanden and Spieirings were the worst players, with both getting a 3/10 rating.

Toulouse 0-3 Paris St Germain Player Ratings 2022/23

Toulouse vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings

Scott Parker record as Bournemouth manager- Full List of games managed by Parker as AFCB boss

By Soccer Blog | Aug 31, 2022

Here is a look at the list of games for Scott Parker as Bournemouth manager. He took charge of Bournemouth at the beginning of the 2021/22 season and was able to get them promoted to the Premier League for the 2022/23 season, but was sacked following a 9-0 loss to Liverpool. His Bournemouth side were fourth from bottom in the Premier League table when he was shown the door.

Scott Parker first game as Bournemouth manager?

Parker’s first game as Bournemouth manager saw them beat MK Dons 5-0 in the EFL Cup on July 31, 2021.

Scott Parker full list of games as Bournemouth manager 2021/22 & 2022/23 seasons

Scott Parker Bournemouth Games as Manager List
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xG Southampton vs Chelsea 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats Saints 2-1 CFC Chances

By Soccer Blog | Aug 31, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and match stats from Southampton vs Chelsea. A massive win for Saints at St.Mary’s, just days after they lost 1-0 to Man United (a game in which Casemiro made his first MUFC appearance)

xG Southampton 1.24-1.45 Chelsea (Actual score Saints 2-1 CFC)

0-1 Sterling goal vs Southampton xG 0.65
1-1 Lavia goal vs Chelsea xG 0.07
2-1 Armstrong goal vs Chelsea xG 0.33

xG Southampton Chelsea 2022

66th minute Havertz header chance vs Southampton xG 0.16
82nd minute Broja chance vs Southampton xG 0.12

52nd minute El Younoussi header chance vs Chelsea xG 0.40 & El Younoussi follow up chance xG 0.17
74th minute Salissu header chance vs Chelsea xG 0.18 Continue Reading >>

Bouna Sarr holding beer- Bayern Munich Paulaner Oktoberfest Player Lederhosen Photo 2022

By Soccer Blog | Aug 30, 2022

FC Bayern have unveiled their annual Oktoberfest photoshoot pic, with their players wearing Lederhosen. The Bayern Paulaner pic also shows the club’s players holding beer in their hands. Sadio Mane and Noussair Mazraoui both don’t hold it owing to religious reasons, but Mane’s Senegal team mate Bouna Sarr does hold it, as can be seen below. Continue Reading >>

Leicester City bottom of the table- Premier League Standings After Week 4 2022/23 Season

By Soccer Blog | Aug 29, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League table after Round 4 of this current 22/23 season, and we have a new team at the bottom of the league, with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester occupying that spot. The Foxes were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea over the weekend. West Ham United were previously bottom of the league (after Game Week 3), but moved up the table in this round after picking their first win of the season against Aston Villa.

Premier League Table After Round 4 (Week ending August 28, 2022)

Arsenal at the top of the table & Leicester at the bottom of the table.

Premier League Table After Round 4 2022-23 Season
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PSG vs Monaco 2022 Player Ratings Newspaper L’Equipe Nice Matin- Renato Sanches, Disasi

By Soccer Blog | Aug 29, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for PSG vs Monaco on 28 August, 2022 from the big French newspapers (L’Equipe and Nice Matin). The game ended in a 1-1 draw despite Paris SG’s dominance.

Renato Sanches the worst PSG player v Monaco according to L’Equipe, who gave him a 3/10 player rating. At the other end, Disasi was given a 8/10 rating by both L’Equipe and Nice Matin.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris Saint Germain vs Monaco 2022

Ben Yedder also given a 3/10 rating.

PSG 1-1 Monaco Player Ratings 2022

Nice Matin ASM player ratings vs PSG 2022/23 season

Monaco player ratings vs Paris SG 2022 Nice Matin

xG Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats LFC vs AFCB

By Soccer Blog | Aug 27, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Liverpool vs Bournemouth on 27 August, 2022. An absolutely thumping win for Liverpool, and an important one following GW3’s setback away at Old Trafford.

xG Liverpool 3.53-0.29 Bournemouth shots map (Actual score LFC 9-0 Bournemouth)

1-0 Diaz header goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.15
2-0 Elliott goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.06
3-0 Trent Alexander Arnold goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.03
4-0 Firmino goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.53
5-0 Van Dijk goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.08
6-0 Mepham own goal (no xG for an own goal)
7-0 Firmino second goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.70
8-0 Fabio Carvalho goal vs Bournemouth 0.10
9-0 Diaz second header goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.20

xG Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth 2022

16th minute Salah chance v Bournemouth xG 0.66 Continue Reading >>

xG Southampton vs Man Utd 2022 | Expected Goals Quadruple Chance Bruno Elanga Eriksen

By Soccer Blog | Aug 27, 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from Southampton vs Manchester United on August 27, 2022. United edge this clash 1-0 thanks to Bruno’s second half strike. There was one very notable passage of play, where Bruno, Elanga and Eriksen all went close, but Southampton put their bodies on the line and denied them.

xG Southampton 1.45-1.31 Man Utd shots map (Actual score Saints 0-1 MUFC)

0-1 Bruno goal vs Southampton xG 0.07

19th minute Bruno header chance vs Southampton xG 0.16 (blocked)
19th minute Elanga chance vs Southampton xG 0.35 (saved by keeper)
19th minute Bruno chance vs Southampton xG 0.55 (blocked)
19th minute Eriksen chance vs Southampton xG 0.55 (blocked)

All these multiple chances came in the same move/passage of play.

While these Man Utd chances vs Southampton in the 19th minute had individual xG, they cannot be added up for the team xG, because the team probability for a goal cannot be greater than 1. Continue Reading >>

Casemiro Manchester United debut 2022- Casemiro first game for MUFC vs Southampton

By Soccer Blog | Aug 27, 2022

New summer signing Casemiro made his Manchester United debut against Southampton earlier this afternoon as a second half substitute for Anthony Elanga.

Casemiro MUFC Debut 2022 vs Southampton

Casemiro first game for Manchester United in 2022/23 season?

Casemiro’s first game for Man United was against Southampton on 27 August, 2022

Whom did Casemiro replace in his first United game?

Casemiro (jersey number 18) was a substitute for Anthony Elanga (shirt number 36) in his first United game. He came on as a sub in the 80th minute, with MUFC leading 1-0.

Did Man United win in Casemiro’s first game for them?

Yes, MU won 1-0 in Casemiro’s debut game thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ 55th minute goal. Continue Reading >>

Thilo Kehrer LCB position at West Ham, WHUFC 500th home Premier League game- Talking Points from 0-2 Brighton loss

By Soccer Blog | Aug 26, 2022

Another disappointing performance from West Ham, their worst of the season so far, saw them slump to a 2-0 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at the London Stadium. Here are our talking points from this WHUFC vs BHAFC 2022/23 season clash

Kehrer starts at left centre-back for West Ham

Injuries had forced David Moyes to start Glen Johnson out of position at LCB against Forest. Johnson a full back by trade, dropped to the bench for this one, with new signing Thilo Kehrer playing at LCB instead.

West Ham starting lineup vs Brighton 2022

Silly Kehrer foul on Welbeck (after Zouma mistake) gives Brighton lead

The German defender was decent in the first half, but a silly foul on Danny Welbeck gave Brighton an opportunity to take the lead from the spot, and MacAllister duly took advantage. Bad decision as it was from Kehrer, his defensive partner Kurt Zouma was equally at fault- he went roaming around the halfway line as a midfielder and got caught in possession, leaving Kehrer exposed.

Alexis Macallister and Moises Caicedo very good in centre of park

They may have sold the likes of Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella, but Brighton remain a formidable team, and Potter’s first choice midfield duo of Macallister and Caicedo comfortably outplayed their West Ham counterparts.

Sanchez two Soucek header saves and Dunk block on Soucek at the end

The Czech star had two headers excellently saved by Brighton keeper Sanchez and another attempt was brilliantly blocked by Lewis Dunk.

West Ham though need an answer to the Rice-Soucek conundrum. The two haven’t quite had the impact in the middle of the park in recent times that Moyes would’ve wanted, and lack of depth in the centre of the park (it looks from Moyes’ comments that Flynn Downes is even below Coventry in the pecking order) means the duo have to play 90 minutes in every game.

Brighton a bogey team for West Ham in the Premier League

While West Ham fans might be despairing seeing their side at the bottom of the league, it isn’t all gloom and doom yet. Their first loss was against defending champions City; the second against Forest should’ve atleast been a point, if not all three, and Brighton, well, are West Ham’s bogey team- they simply can’t buy a win against the Seagulls in the league.

This 2-0 2022/23 season win takes Brighton’s unbeaten PL run against West Ham to eleven games!

WHUFC 500th home league game- first PL team to lose that landmark fixture

Eight PL teams before West Ham have played 500 home league games, but the Hammers were the first team to suffer defeat in that landmark 500th home league fixture. Continue Reading >>

Champions League Group Stage Draw 2022-23 | Liverpool & Rangers in same UCL Group

By Soccer Blog | Aug 26, 2022

Here is a look at the official groups for the 22/23 Champions League season. Liverpool and Rangers are in the same UCL Group (Group A), and the duo will have Napoli and Ajax for company, making it a very tricky group.

The Group of Death group for the 22/23 CL season seems to be Group C, which has Barcelona, Bayern and Inter Milan.

Champions League Groups 2022 2023

What group are Rangers in the Champions League for 2022/23?

Rangers are in Group A for this 22/23 season in the UCL alongside Liverpool, Ajax and Napoli

Which is the Group of Death in the 22/23 Champions League?

Group C with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Inter and Viktoria Plzen appears to the Group of Death on paper. Other tricky groups appear to be Group A (Liverpool, Ajax, Napoli, Rangers) and Group G (Man City, Sevilla, Dortmund, Copenhagen)

What group are Tottenham in the Champions League for 22/23?

Spurs are in Group D for the 22/23 UCL season alongside Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting Lisbon and Marseille.

What group are Juve in the UCL for 2022/23?

Juventus are in Group H for the 22/23 Champions League season alongside PSG, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal 2022 Attendance 10,423 | xG AFCB 0-3 Arsenal Expected Goals Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Aug 24, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Bournemouth v Arsenal (Crowd of 10,423) in Round 3 of the Premier League. Martin Odegaard scored a brace, which earned the Norwegian and team mate William Saliba a spot in the GW3 PL Team of the Week.

Bournemouth really didn’t trouble Aaron Ramsdale, and that’s reflected in the shots map and match stats.

xG Bournemouth 0.28-1.37 Arsenal shots map (Actual score AFCB 0-3 Arsenal)

0-1 Odegaard first goal v Bournemouth xG 0.49
0-2 Odegaard second goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.14
0-3 Saliba goal vs Bournemouth xG 0.08

xG Bournemouth vs Arsenal 2022

Bournemouth vs Arsenal 0-3 Match Stats for comparison

(AFCB stats on left; Arsenal stats on right) Continue Reading >>

Premier League Team of the Week Round 3/GW 3 2022-23 Season (August 20)

By Soccer Blog | Aug 23, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League Team of the Week for Matchweek 3 (August 20/21/22 for the 2022/23 season). The week started with Spurs edging Wolves on Saturday afternoon and finished with United stunning Liverpool on Monday night.

Alan Shearer Team of the Week Gameweek 3 2022/23 season

Pope; Trippier, Saliba, Malacia; Almiron, Aaronson, Odegaard, Harrison; ASM, Rashford, Adams

Team of the Week EPL GW3 2022-23

Shearer’s TOTW has 3 Newcastle players and no MCFC ones- perhaps not a surprise after City dropped points in the North East over the weekend. His side also has Jack Harrison and Brenden Aaronson after they starred in Leeds United’s fine 3-0 win over Chelsea.

BBC TOTW Premier League Round 3 August 2022

Sanchez; Trippier, Saliba, Lisandro Martinez; ASM, Odegaard, Silva, Harrison; Adams, Mitrovic, Zaha

There are six common players between the PL and BBC’s team of the week- Trippier, Saliba, ASM, Odegaard, Harrison and Adams. Crooks has Lisandro Martinez after his fine performance against Liverpool (Shearer went for Malacia), and also has Mitrovic and Zaha upfront Continue Reading >>

Bochum 0-7 Bayern Munich 2022 Player Ratings from Bild and Kicker- Janko, Sane

By Soccer Blog | Aug 23, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Bochum vs Bayern Munich from well known German papers Bild and Kicker. Bayern won the game 7-0, with Sadio Mane again amongst the goals at the Allianz.

In the German system 6 is the worst rating and 1 is the best. Bild only had Saidy Janko with a 6, but Kicker had more of Bochum’s players with a 6 rating- Riemann and Gamboa were also rated poor alongside Janko.

Bild player ratings Bochum vs Bayern Munich August 2022

Bochum vs Bayern Munich 2022 Player Ratings Bild

Bochum-Bayern 0-7 player Ratings Kicker

Bochum Bayern Player Ratings 2022 Kicker

Bayern were not the only top flight team to score seven goals over the weekend- PSG also managed to put seven past hapless Lille and away from home (like Bayern)

xG Manchester United vs Liverpool 2022 | Expected Goals Stats MUFC 2-1 LFC August 22

By Soccer Blog | Aug 23, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Manchester United vs Liverpool on 22 August, 2021. United won 2-1 to move off the bottom of the league table- a much needed win for Erik Ten Hag’s side after losing to Brighton on the opening day of the season and being demolished 4-0 by Brentford in Week 2.

Liverpool dominated the stats (see below), but created fewer clear-cut opportunities- the two Man United ones where they nearly put into their own net (the almost Bruno own goal v Liverpool and the almost Martinez OG against LFC saved by De Gea) were probably closer chances than any the Reds themselves created. Both of those near own goals would obviously not count for xG though.

xG Man United 1.54- Liverpool 1.51 shots map

0-0 Elanga chance vs Liverpool xG 0.30 (hits woodwork)
1-0 Sancho goal vs Liverpool xG 0.41
2-0 Rashford goal vs Liverpool xG 0.33
2-1 Salah header goal vs Man Utd xG 0.10 Continue Reading >>

Lille 1-7 PSG 2022 Player Ratings L’Equipe Newspaper- Leo Jardim, Messi, Jose Fonte

By Soccer Blog | Aug 22, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Lille vs PSG from well known French paper L’Equipe. LOSC goalkeeper Leo Jardim gets a 1/10 player rating, with Jose Fonte in defence getting a 2/10 rating. Mbappe, Neymar and Messi all got a player rating of 9/10 from L’Equipe.

L’Equipe player ratings Lille vs Paris SG 2022/23 season

Lille 1-7 PSG Ratings L'Equipe

Newcastle vs Man City 2022 Attendance 52,298 | xG NUFC MCFC Match Stats Expected Goals

By Soccer Blog | Aug 22, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Newcastle vs Man City (2022/23 season played on August 21, 2022). The NUFC v MCFC game ended in a 3-3 draw, played in front of a crowd of 52,298 at St James Park.

xG Newcastle 2.25-3.29 Man City shots map (Actual score NUFC 3-3 MCFC)

0-1 Gundogan goal vs Newcastle xG 0.31
1-1 Almiron goal vs Man City xG 0.60 Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid 1-4 August 2022

By Soccer Blog | Aug 21, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Celta vs Real Madrid (August 20, 2022- 22/23 season) from the big Spanish newspapers. Four different scorers for Real- Benzema, Modric, Vinicius Jr and Valverde, while Iago Aspas netted from the spot for Celta.

Real were only beaten four times in La Liga in 2021/22, and have won both their games so far this season.

Luka Modric the best Real Madrid player against Celta, as can be seen in these player ratings.

Diario AS player ratings Celta 1-4 Real Madrid August 20 2022

Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid Player Ratings 2022 AS
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xG Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats BVB 2-3 SVW

By Soccer Blog | Aug 20, 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from Dortmund vs Werder Bremen on 20 August, 2022. A stunning comeback game from the Bundesliga 22/23 season- Werder trailed 2-0 in the 89th minute, only to win the game 3-2.

xG Dortmund 0.38-0.98 Werder Bremen shots map (Actual score BVB 2-3 SV Werder)

1-0 Julian Brandt goal vs Werder xG 0.04 (45+2′)
2-0 Raphael Guerreiro goal vs Bremen xG 0.02 (77′)
2-1 Buchanan goal vs Dortmund xG 0.07 (89′)
2-2 Schmidt goal vs Dortmund xG 0.10 (90+3′)
2-3 Burke goal vs Dortmund xG 0.06 (90+5′)

Stage header chance vs Dortmund 21st minute xG 0.23
Duksch free kick chance vs Dortmund 43rd minute xG 0.09

xG Dortmund vs Werder Bremen 2022-23
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Tottenham vs Wolves 2022 Attendance 61298 | xG Spurs 1-0 Wolves Expected Goals Stats

By Soccer Blog | Aug 20, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Tottenham vs Wolves (Crowd of 61,298 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) on 20 August, 2022. Spurs edged this clash 1-0 thanks to Harry Kane’s second half header. Wolves had the better of the Lilywhites in the first half, but didn’t convert it to something on the scoreboard, and paid the price after the interval.

xG Tottenham 1.63-0.74 Wolves shots map (Actual score THFC 1-0 Wolves)

1-0 Harry Kane header goal vs Wolves xG 0.58 Continue Reading >>

Coufal at LB, Ben Johnson at LCB, Ogbonna captain- West Ham vs Viborg 2022 Lineups Conference League Playoff First Leg

By Soccer Blog | Aug 19, 2022

Here is a look at the starting lineups for West Ham vs Viborg from the first leg of their UECL tie on August 18, 2022. West Ham won the game 3-1 with Scamacca (his first goal for WHUFC btw!), Bowen and Antonio scoring for the home side.

Vladimir Coufal left back vs Viborg; Ben Johnson as right centre back, Ogbonna captain in UECL

Interestingly, Vladimir Coufal, normally a right back by trade, played on the left side of defence as regular LB Aaron Cresswell didn’t feature here. Ben Johnson played LCB vs Forest over the weekend (he was paired with Zouma against NFFC), but with Angelo Ogbonna coming into the starting XI, Johnson shifted to RCB against Viborg.

Young Harrison Ashby played RB against Viborg, with Coventry and Soucek pairing up in midfield. Cornet on the left wing, Bowen on the right wing and Lanzini in the middle as a 10, with Scamacca upfront. Continue Reading >>

PSG 5-2 Montpellier 2022 Player Ratings- Neymar, Donnarumma

By Soccer Blog | Aug 18, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for PSG vs Montpellier in Week 2 of the French league from well known paper L’Equipe. Neymar tops the ratings for Paris SG with a 8/10; Donnarumma the lowest rated Paris player with a 4/10.

For MHSC, Savanier the best rated player with a 5/10- defenders Sacko (2/10 rating) and Tchato (3/10) were the lowest rated players.

psg vs montpellier 2022 player ratings

xG Brentford 4-0 Manchester United 2022 | Expected Goals & Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Aug 17, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Brentford vs Manchester United from game week 2 of the 2022/23 league season. The Bees shocked MUFC 4-0, leaving them at the bottom of the table (West Ham are second from bottom after losing top Nottingham Forest)

xG Brentford 1.73-0.92 Manchester United shots map (Actual score Brentford 4-0 MU)

1-0 Joshua Da Silva goal v United xG 0.03 (De Gea error)
2-0 Jensen goal v Man United xG 0.25 (after DDG mistake)
3-0 Ben Mee goal vs Man U xG 0.47
4-0 Mbuembo goal vs Man Utd xG 0.49

Eriksen chance vs Brentford 81st minute xG 0.16

xg Brentford 4-0 Man Utd 2022

Brentford vs Manchester United 4-0 Match Stats for comparison Continue Reading >>

Taiwo Awoniyi scorer of NFFC first Premier League goal of 2022/23, Declan Rice missed penalty against Nottingham, Benrahma disallowed goal

By Soccer Blog | Aug 16, 2022

Nottingham Forest’s first home game in the top flight after 23 years saw them beat David Moyes’ West Ham 1-0 at the City Ground. Here are our talking points from the clash.

Taiwo Awoniyi scorer of Forest’s first Premier League goal of 22/23

Who scored Forest’s first Premier League goal of the 22-23 season will be a pub quiz question for the future, and new NFFC signing Taiwo Awoniyi wrote himself into the club history books as he netted NFFC’s first goal of the 22/23 season. He might not have known much about it- the ball ricocheted off him and past Lukasz Fabianski, but it was just reward for the young striker’s first half efforts.

Forest 1-0 West Ham 2022

Declan Rice missed penalty against Nottingham Forest

Bad as they were in the first half, West Ham were a much better side after the interval and were given a penalty after Tomas Soucek’s shot was blocked by McKenna’s arm. However Rice produced a very disappointing penalty (no power whatsoever) and Dean Henderson comfortably saved the spot kick, giving Forest three priceless points.

Dean Henderson performance vs West Ham

Speaking of Henderson, this was another fine performance from the on-loan United youngster in goal given David de Gea’s struggles for the Red Devils over the weekend against Brentford. Some of his reaction saves were top notch, and he had a big role to play in getting Forest their first Premier League win of the millenium.

Benrahma disallowed goal vs Forest

Slightly controversial, but VAR disallowed Benrahma’s goal for Michail Antonio’s alleged bodycheck on Mangala. Antonio claimed that he could do nothing to stop Mangala from clattering into him, but VAR thought otherwise and so did the on-field referee after checking the TV on the sideline.

West Ham chances vs Forest

Speaking of the Hammers they had plenty of chances against Forest

A penalty saved (Rice)
Benrahama and Fornals both hitting the crossbar
Zouma goal line clearance
Benrahma disallowed goal
Soucek header saved by Henderson

They actually dominated the game on xG too (see xG map below), and on the balance of play, deserved at least a point, if not all three.

xG Forest vs West Ham 2022-23
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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace 2022 August- Preview as Reds look for first win

By Soccer Blog | Aug 14, 2022

Liverpool will be playing their first home league game of the season when they square off against Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace at Anfield on Monday night. Neither team were able to secure a win on the opening weekend of the 22/23 campaign- the Eagles lost 2-0 to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, while the Reds were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Liverpool weren’t quite at their best against the Cottagers, who have returned to the top flight after winning the Championship last season, and fell behind after 32 minutes as the prolific Aleksandr Mitrovic put the hosts ahead. Neeskens Kebano very nearly made it 2-0 as he hit the post, and Klopp was forced to bring new summer signing Darwin Nunez off the bench early in the second half for Roberto Firmino after Fulham had dominated the opening 45.

Nunez’s introduction swung the game in Liverpool’s favour- he drew the visitors level in the 64th minute before Mitrovic’s 72nd minute spot kick restored the home side’s one goal advantage.

The Uruguayan then turned provider as he set up Mo Salah for an 80th minute equaliser, and Liverpool could consider themselves a tad fortunate to come away from the capital with a draw. Fulham had taken five games to hit the ground in their previous PL campaign, but they were up and running in their opening one here, and were very good value for their point. Continue Reading >>

England vs Germany Women Euro 2022 Final Player Ratings L’Equipe AS Newspaper

By Soccer Blog | Aug 1, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for England vs Germany Women from their Euro 2022 final held on 31 July, 2022 from the big European sports newspapers (AS, L’Equipe). England beat Germany 2-1 in front of a 87,192 strong crowd (record Wembley attendance for a Euro final).

L’Equipe player ratings England v Germany Women Euro Final


England vs Germany Euro 2022 Final Player Ratings L'Equipe
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Manchester United vs Rayo Vallecano 2022 Friendly Goals 1-1 Amad Diallo Alvaro

By Soccer Blog | Aug 1, 2022

Manchester United vs Rayo 2022 (MU-Rayo Friendly)

Final score and result: United vs Rayo 1-1 (Diallo/Alvaro Garcia)

Old Trafford, Manchester- 31 July, 2022- Club Friendly

After playing Atleti in Oslo in front of a 26129 strong crowd, United face another Spanish opponent in pre-season, and this game ends in a 1-1 draw. New defensive signing Lisandro started alongside Varane in defence. Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings PSG vs Nantes 2022 Trophee des Champions L’Equipe- Neymar, Messi, Chirivella

By Soccer Blog | Aug 1, 2022

Here is a look at the PSG vs Nantes (TDC 2022) player ratings from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi both got 8/10, with Paris SG getting a team rating of 6.5/10.

On the Nantes side, Blas got a 6/10, but otherwise, little to cheer about- Chirivella got a 3/10 rating.

PSG vs Nantes TDC 2022 player ratings

PSG vs Nantes TDC Player Ratings L'Equipe

Real Madrid vs Juventus Los Angeles 2022 Attendance 93,702 Rose Bowl Pasadena 2-0 Goals Benzema Asensio

By Soccer Blog | Jul 31, 2022

Real Madrid vs Juventus 2022 (RMA-Juve LA Friendly 2022)

Final score & result: Real Madrid v Juve 2-0 (Benzema, Asensio Pen)

Rose Bowl, California- Pre-season friendly

A crowd of 93,702 are in attendance at the Rose Bowl as Real Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 in Los Angeles. Continue Reading >>

Liverpool vs Man City 3-1 Goals 2022 Community Shield Nunez Salah TAA Alvarez

By Soccer Blog | Jul 31, 2022

Liverpool vs Man City 2022 (LFC-MCFC 2022)

Final score and result: Liverpool vs Man City 3-1 (TAA, Salah pen, Nunez/Alvarez)

King Power Stadium, Leicester- 30 July, 2022- Saturday

Early silverware for Liverpool as they beat Manchester City 3-1 in the Charity Shield Continue Reading >>

Euro 2022 Attendance Figures- List of Crowds at Women’s European Championships Football

By Soccer Blog | Jul 30, 2022

Here is a look at the attendances for the Women’s Euro 2022 Football Championships held in England.

Last updated after England Women v Germany final (Attendance 87,192 at Wembley) on July 31, 2022. Continue Reading >>

Arsenal vs Sevilla 2022 Friendly 6-0 Gabriel Jesus Hat Trick Goals Saka Nketiah

By Soccer Blog | Jul 30, 2022

Arsenal vs Sevilla 2022 (AFC-Sevilla Friendly)

Final score and result: Arsenal vs Sevilla 6-0 (Saka*2, Jesus*3, Nketiah)

Pre-season Friendly- 30 July, 2022

Gabriel Jesus scores a hat trick as Arsenal thump Sevilla 6-0 in this pre-season friendly Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Real Madrid Club America 2022 Friendly- Benzema shines, Casemiro disappointing

By Soccer Blog | Jul 28, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for the Real Madrid vs America Friendly from well known Spanish newspaper AS. Real and America drew 2-2 in front of a 40630 strong crowd in San Francisco, and Karim Benzema was the pick of the lot in AS’ eyes, earning three stars when none of this team mates were able to get more than a solitary star. Casemiro’s performance wasn’t even deemed worthy of a rating.

Real Madrid vs America Friendly 2022 Oracle Park Player ratings from AS paper

Real Madrid Club America Player Ratings Diario AS

Newspaper Player Ratings Germany vs France Women Euro 2022 Semifinal- L’Equipe, Diario AS

By Soccer Blog | Jul 28, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Germany Frauen vs France Women from the likes of L’Equipe and Diario AS following their Euro 2022 Semifinal. Germany Women won the game 2-1 thanks to Popp’s brace to book a final against hosts England.

L’Equipe player ratings Germany France Euro 2022 Semifinal Women

Germany vs France Women Euro 2022 Player Ratings
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Real Madrid vs Club America Oracle Park SF 2022 Attendance 40,630 Friendly Goals Benzema Hazard

By Soccer Blog | Jul 27, 2022

Real Madrid vs Club America 2022 (RMA-America 2022 Friendly)

Final score and result: Real Madrid vs Club America 2-2 (Benzema, Hazard pen/Martin, Fidalgo pen)

Oracle Park, San Francisco- Friendly

Real Madrid and Club America draw 2-2 in front of a crowd of 40,630 in San Francisco in this pre-season friendly Continue Reading >>

France vs Netherlands Women Euro 2022 Quarterfinal Player Ratings from L’Equipe- Miedema, Van Domselaar

By Soccer Blog | Jul 25, 2022

Click here for France Women vs Germany Frauen Euro 2022 Semifinal Player Ratings July 27 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for France Women vs Holland in their Euro 2022 quarterfinal clash from L’Equipe. France won the game in extra time thanks to Perisset’s penalty.

L’Equipe was full of praise for Netherlands goalkeeper Van Domselaar as well as centre back Van der Gragt, with both getting a 8/10 rating. The rest were poor- skipper Miedema, who plies her trade for Arsenal got a 4/10 while Beerensteyn and Casperij were both given a 3/10 rating.

France vs Netherlands Women Player Ratings Euro 2022

Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2022 Las Vegas Attendance 61,299 Friendly 0-1 Raphinha Goal Video Highlights

By Soccer Blog | Jul 25, 2022

Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2022 (RMA-Barca Vegas Friendly VIDEO BELOW)

Final score and result: Real Madrid vs Barcelona 0-1 (Raphinha)

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas- Friendly

Raphinha scores the only goal of the game as Barca beat Real Madrid in front of a Vegas crowd of 61,299 in this pre-season friendly Continue Reading >>

Man Utd vs Crystal Palace 2022 MCG Attendance 76499 3-1 Goals Martial Rashford Sancho Will Fish Red Card

By Soccer Blog | Jul 20, 2022

Man Utd vs Crystal Palace 2022 (MUFC-Palace Melbourne Friendly)

Final score and result: Man U vs Palace 3-1 (Martial, Rashford, Sancho/Ward)

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne- 19 July, 2022

Man United beat Palace 3-1 in front of a 76,499 strong crowd at the MCG. Will Fish sent off late in the game Continue Reading >>

Iceland vs France Women Euro 2022 Player Ratings from L’Equipe

By Soccer Blog | Jul 19, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Iceland Women vs France Women from their Group D Euro 2022 clash on 18 July, 2022. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, and L’Equipe wasn’t very impressed with either side, giving Iceland a team rating of 4.5 and France Women a marginally higher one at 4.9. No player on either side earned a rating of over 6/10.

Iceland 1-1 France Women Euro player Ratings 2022 (Brynjarsdottir pen/Malard)

Iceland Women vs France Women Player Ratings Euro 2022

Fred chip goal vs Liverpool 2022 Friendly | Lovely Fred goal against Alisson

By Soccer Blog | Jul 12, 2022

This Fred goal vs Liverpool was a lovely chip from the Brazilian midfielder over Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the friendly between the two sides played on 12 July, 2022. Manchester United beat the Reds 4-0 in Bangkok, with Sancho, Martial and Pellistri also scoring, but this Fred goal v LFC was the pick of the lot. Continue Reading >>

Ten Hag first game as MUFC manager- Friendly Manchester United vs Liverpool 4-0 Goals July 2022 Bangkok Fred Sancho Pellistri

By Soccer Blog | Jul 12, 2022

Manchester United vs Liverpool 2022 (MUFC-LFC Bangkok Friendly 2022)

Final score and result: Man Utd vs Liverpool 4-0 (Sancho, Fred, Martial, Pellistri)

Bangkok, Thailand- 12 July, 2022- Club Friendly

Erik Ten Hag’s first game as Manchester United manager sees them beat Liverpool 4-0 in pre-season. United debuted their 22-23 season home shirt Continue Reading >>

Germany Women’s Euro 2022 Squad Numbers- German 23 member Roster List & their Jersey Nos

By Soccer Blog | Jul 12, 2022

Here is a look at the 23 member Germany women’s squad for Euro 2022 and their jersey numbers for the competition.

Germany Frauen Women official Euro 2022 Squad & shirt numbers

Who wears

Jersey No 1 for Germany Women- Merle Frohms (Goalkeeper Eintracht Frankfurt) Continue Reading >>

France vs Italy Women 5-1 Euro 2022 Player Ratings L’Equipe- Geyoro, Diani

By Soccer Blog | Jul 11, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for France vs Italy Women in their Group D Euro 2022 clash in Rotherham. France won the game 5-1 with Grace Geyoro scoring a hat trick, and Katoto and Cascarino netting one apiece. Geyoro is, unsurprisingly, the star of the show with a 9/10 rating.

The worst Italy woman player according to L’Equipe was skipper Sara Gama, who got a 2/10 player rating. Italy as a team were given a 3.5/10 rating (France a 7/10)

France vs Italy Women Player Ratings Euro 2022 L'Equipe

Man Utd New 2022/23 Home Shirt- New Collar design from Adidas

By Soccer Blog | Jul 11, 2022

Another new big shirt release, and this time it is Manchester United, who have unveiled their new 22/23 home jersey just before their first pre-season game (against Liverpool in Bangkok)

MUFC 2022-23 Home Shirt

Shirt: Manchester United 2022/23 (home)
League: England
Manufacturer: Adidas
Primary front of the shirt sponsor: Teamviewe
Sleeve sponsor: DXC Technology (new, replacing Kohler)
Unique points: Collar design, plus a subtle pinstripe

France 1-2 Denmark 2022 Nations League Player Ratings from L’Equipe- Dolberg, Theo Hernandez

By Soccer Blog | Jun 4, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for France vs Denmark in the Nations League from well known French newspapers L’Equipe and Nice Matin. An evening to forget for poor Theo Hernandez, who got a player rating of 2/10 from L’Equipe and a 3/10 from Nice-Matin. On the Danish side, Kasper Dolberg got a 3/10 from L’Equipe.

France 1 (Benzema 51) vs Denmark 2 (Cornelius 68, 88)

L’Equipe player ratings France Denmark Nations League June 2022

Lloris with 7/10.

France 1-2 Denmark Nations League 2022 Player Ratings

Nice Matin France player ratings vs Denmark 2022

While L’Equipe thought young midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni only deserved a 5, Nice Matin gave him a solid 7/10 player rating.

France vs Denmark 2022 Player Ratings Nice Matin

Real Madrid Liverpool 2022 Player Ratings from L’Equipe, Diario AS, Sport Newspapers- UCL Final Courtois

By Soccer Blog | May 29, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Real Madrid vs Liverpool (Champions League Final on 28 May, 2022) from the big European and Spanish newspapers. Thibault Courtois the star of the show (see xG stats for the 2022 Champions League Final)

L’Equipe player ratings Champions League Final 2022

A 3/10 player rating for Luis Diaz as well as manager Jurgen Klopp from L’Equipe. On the Real side, they also gave Toni Kroos a 3/10 rating!

Real Madrid vs Liverpool 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

LFC v Real Madrid Player Ratings May 2022 from Diario AS

Four stars for Thibault Courtois from Spanish paper AS. Continue Reading >>

xG Liverpool vs Real Madrid Champions League Final 2022 | Courtois Saves Salah chances | Expected Goals Stats LFC 0-1 Real UCL

By Soccer Blog | May 28, 2022

Click here for Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool CL Newspaper Player Ratings 2022 May

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the Champions League on 28 May, 2022. LFC were beaten 1-0- only their fourth defeat in all competitions this season. Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated all attacking metrics- 24 shots to 4 told a story in itself, but few of them were on target, and Real clinically took the only real chance they got in the entire game through Vinicius- that one goal effectively accounted for almost the entire of their xG.

xG Liverpool 1.98- 0.85 Real Madrid shots map (Actual score LFC 0-1 RMA)

0-1 Vinicius goal vs Liverpool xG 0.70

Some other notable LFC chances v Real Madrid and Courtois saves

16th minute Salah chance v Real Madrid (good Courtois save)
21st minute Mane chance v Real Madrid (Courtois save, pushed onto post)
64th minute Salah chance v Real Madrid (long range, but again Courtois parries away)
69th minute Salah chance vs Real Madrid (Courtois save from close range at post)
80th minute Jota chance v Real Madrid (promising position, but not the best of contact, saved by Courtois)
82nd minute Salah chance v Real Madrid (great Courtois save) Continue Reading >>

Promoted to 2.Bundesliga for 2022-23 & Relegated to 3.Bundesliga | German Second Division League Table 2021-22

By Soccer Blog | May 27, 2022

Here is a look at the final 2.Bundesliga (German second division) and 3.Liga (German third division) league table for the 21/22 season, and the teams that got promoted for the upcoming 2022/23 season and relegated at the end of the current campaign.

Teams promoted to 2.Bundesliga for 2022/23 from 21/22 3.Liga

Magdeburg (champions), Eintracht Braunschweig (2nd) and FC Kaiserslautern (via playoff against Dresden)

Relegation/Promotion 2022 Playoff: FCK 0-0 Dresden | Dresden 0-2 FCK

3.Liga 2021/22 final league table

3.Liga Table 2021-22 Season

Of the three promoted teams, only one (Braunschweig) went back immediately. Braunschweig, Osnabruck and Wurzburger Kickers were the three teams that had been relegated from 2.Bundesliga at the end of the 2020/21 season.

There was therefore a second consecutive relegation in Germany for Wurzburger Kickers (from Bundesliga 2 to 3.Liga at the end of 20/21, and from 3.Liga to the Regional League at the end of this 21/22 season) Continue Reading >>

Real Madrid Losses This Season (2021-22) | Teams that have beaten Real in La Liga and Champions League 21-22

By Soccer Blog | May 26, 2022

Here is a list of teams who have beaten Real Madrid in the 2021/2022 football season. Not many teams have managed to hand Real Madrid losses this campaign- they won the Spanish La Liga as well the Champions League Continue Reading >>

Roma vs Feyenoord 2022 Player Ratings Conference League Final- AS, Diario Sport, Corriere della Sera

By Soccer Blog | May 26, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Roma Feyenoord on May 25, 2022 from some of the big European newspapers. Roma won the tie 1-0, giving Jose Mourinho another European trophy.

L’Equipe player ratings Roma 1-0 Feyenoord ECL Final 2022

Roma vs Feyenoord 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Corriere della Sera Italian paper player ratings Roma Feyenoord

Roma Feyenoord Player Ratings CDS Newspaper

Diario AS Spanish paper ratings Roma-Feyenoord UECL Final 2022

Three Feyenoord players, including Trauner (who made the error leading to Zaniolo’s winner), not deemed worthy of a player rating by AS.

Roma vs Feyenoord Player Ratings 2022 Conference League Final
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PSG vs Metz 5-0 Player Ratings May 2022 from L’Equipe newspaper- Mbappe, Messi

By Soccer Blog | May 22, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Paris SG vs Metz on 21 May, 2022. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick for PSG and that gets him a 9/10 player rating. The result also relegated Metz to Ligue 2.

Paris Saint Germain 5-0 Metz (Mbappe*3, Neymar, Di Maria)

L’Equipe player ratings PSG vs Metz May 2022

Boubacar Traore gets a 2/10 player rating- he was red carded before the hour mark. No one on the FCM side got more than a 4/10 rating and their overall team rating was a 3.4/10.

PSG vs Metz 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Liverpool Losses This Season (21-22) | List of LFC defeats in Premier League & Champions League 2021-22

By Soccer Blog | May 21, 2022

Here is a look at the list of teams that have beaten Liverpool in the 2021/22 season. Also has a list of clubs who managed draws with LFC in the Premier League- in other words, the sides who avoided defeat against them in the PL. LFC played 63 games in the 2021/22 season- the maximum they could have played at the start of the season, and only lost four times.

Last updated after Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool on May 28, 2022 (UCL final)

Liverpool losses this 2021/22 season in the Premier League (2)

West Ham 3-2 Liverpool (7 November 2021)
Leicester 1-0 Liverpool (28 December 2021)

Only two teams beat Liverpool in the Premier League in 2021/22- West Ham and Leicester.

LFC Champions League defeats this 21/22 season (2)

Liverpool 0-1 Inter Milan (8 March 2022 UCL Round of 16 Second Leg)
Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (28 May 2022 UCL final)

The only teams to defeat Liverpool in the Champions League this 21/22 season were Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Inter won the second leg of their Round of 16 tie 1-0 at Anfield (Liverpool had won the first leg 2-0 and thus progressed 2-1 on aggregate), while Real prevailed 1-0 in the final.

Inter were also the only team to beat Liverpool at Anfield (across all competitions) in the 2021/22 season. Continue Reading >>

Arsenal New Home Shirt 2022/23 by Adidas

By Soccer Blog | May 19, 2022

Kit: Arsenal home shirt 2022/23
League: England (Premier League)
Manufacturer: Adidas
Release date: 19 May 2022

Their hopes of CL football might be hanging by a thread following a disappointing defeat to Newcastle, and Arsenal’s fans will be hoping that this new kit will be the start of a better future for them.

Arsenal New Shirt 2022-23
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xG Chelsea vs Liverpool FA Cup Final 2022 | Expected Goals CFC LFC Shots Map | Diaz Robertson Pulisic chance

By Soccer Blog | May 16, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Chelsea vs Liverpool on 14 May, 2022. LFC won the game on penalties, adding to their Carabao Cup triumph over the same team a few months ago. Plenty of shots, but between both teams, only four were on target.

xG Chelsea 1.08-1.69 Liverpool shots map (Actual score CFC 0-0 LFC)

Some notable chances in Chelsea vs Liverpool FA Cup Final and their individual xG

23rd minute Pulisic chance v Liverpool xG 0.15 (drags wide)
27th minute Alonso chance vs Liverpool xG 0.40 (saved by Alisson)
46th minute Pulisic chance vs Liverpool xG 0.14 (saved by Alisson)

48th minute Alonso free kick shot v Liverpool xG 0.02 (hits bar)

8th minute Diaz chance vs Chelsea xG 0.20 (saved by Mendy)- followup Keita shot xG 0.09 goes wide
44th minute Jota volley shot v Chelsea xG 0.12 (shoots over from close range)
84th minute Robertson chance v Chelsea xG 0.60 (hits post) Continue Reading >>

xG Liverpool Tottenham May 2022 | Expected Goals LFC 1-1 Spurs Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | May 7, 2022

Click here for next game xG stats Aston Villa v Liverpool May 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Liverpool v Spurs on May 7, 2022. Two points dropped for LFC- they had plenty of shots, but thanks to some heroic Spurs defending (see the block on Salah’s 73rd minute shot for example), very few were actually concrete chances.

xG Liverpool 1.22-1.02 Tottenham shots map (Actual score LFC 1-1 Spurs)

0-1 Son goal v Liverpool xG 0.60
1-1 Diaz goal vs Spurs xG 0.03 (takes deflection)

39th minute Van Dijk header chance vs Spurs xG 0.18 (hits bar)
42nd minute Hojbjerg shot vs Liverpool xG 0.02 (hits post) Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Real Madrid 3-1 Manchester City from L’Equipe, Diario AS, Marca, Sport- Modric, KDB, Rodrygo

By Soccer Blog | May 5, 2022

Click here for newspaper player ratings Real Madrid vs Liverpool UCL 2022 Final

Here is a look at the Spanish and European newspaper player ratings for Real Madrid vs Manchester City following their second leg Champions League game on May 4, 2022. Real won 3-1 (see expected goals stats for Real 3-1 Man City)

Rodrygo and Camavinga influential off the bench for Real. Kevin de Bruyne and Luka Modric, so influential for their teams in the first leg, poor here.

L’Equipe player ratings Real Madrid 3 Manchester City 1 UCL

3/10 player ratings for both De Bruyne and Jesus from L’Equipe; Luka Modric gets a 4/10 from them as does City manager Pep Guardiola.

Real Madrid vs Man City Player Ratings 2022 Champions League L'Equipe

Marca player ratings for Real vs Man City Second Leg semi final

Marca give four stars to both Courtois and Rodrygo.

Marca Player Ratings Real Madrid vs Man City 2022 Champions League Yesterday
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xG Man City vs Real Madrid 2022 Champions League First Leg Mahrez Foden Chances | Expected Goals Stats MCFC 4-3 RMA Shots Map Semifinal

By Soccer Blog | Apr 26, 2022

Click here for xG stats Real Madrid vs Liverpool UCL Final May 28 2022

Click here for xG stats Real Madrid vs Man City Second Leg Semifinal May 4 2022

Click here for xG stats from Liverpool vs Villarreal Semi final April 27 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Manchester City vs Real Madrid (UCL Semi final first leg, April 26). The game ended 4-3 in favour of Man City, who had plenty of chances to score more than the four goals they eventually did.

xG Man City 3.19-1.51 Real Madrid shots map (Actual score MCFC 4-3 RMA)

1-0 2′ De Bruyne header goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.11
2-0 11′ Jesus goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.50
2-1 33′ Benzema goal vs Man City xG 0.04 (great finish)
3-1 53′ Foden header goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.52 (free header in box)
3-2 55′ Vini goal vs Man City xG 0.25
4-2 74′ Bernardo Silva goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.03 (great hit, but Courtois static in goal)
4-3 82′ Benzema penalty goal vs Man City xG 0.75 (Panenka penalty as well)

Some other notable chances/ misses / opportunities in Man City vs Real Madrid 4-3

26th minute Mahrez chance vs Real Madrid xG 0.13 (on counter, hits side netting)
29th minute Foden chance vs Real Madrid xG 0.20 (on counter, shot wide)
48th minute Mahrez chance vs Real Madrid xG 0.25 (hits post)
48th minute Foden miss vs Real Madrid xG 0.55 (follow up from Mahrez chance, but hits the only Real Madrid defender present between him and the goal)
68th minute Laporte chance v Real Madrid xG 0.35 (free and unmarked in the box, but shoots at Courtois)
76th minute Mahrez chance v Real Madrid xG 0.11 (from tight, narrow angle, just wide) Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Player Ratings Real Sociedad vs Barcelona 2022 April- Ter Stegen shines

By Soccer Blog | Apr 22, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Real Sociedad vs Barcelona on April 21, 2022 from the big Spanish newspapers. Barca were looking to rebound after a shock loss to Cadiz, and won 1-0, with Aubameyang scoring the only goal of the game.

Diario Sport paper player ratings Sociedad vs Barcelona April 2022

6.1 as a team rating for Sociedad from Sport, with Barca narrowly ahead at 6.3/10

Sociedad vs Barca 2022 Player Ratings Sport
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xG Liverpool Man Utd April 2022 | Expected Goals LFC 4-0 MUFC Match Stats Shots Map

By Soccer Blog | Apr 20, 2022

Click here for Arsenal 3-1 Man United xG stats April 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Liverpool v Man United on 19 April, 2022. A comfortable win for LFC as they brushed aside their bitter rivals 4-0.

xG Liverpool 1.85-0.11 Man United shots map (Actual score LFC 4-0 MUFC)

1-0 Diaz goal v Man Utd xG 0.58
2-0 Salah first goal vs Man U xG 0.30
3-0 Mane goal vs MUFC xG 0.16
4-0 Salah second goal vs Man United xG 0.12

Jota 90+4′ header chance xG 0.13– free header at near post from corner Continue Reading >>

PSG vs Marseille 2022 Player Ratings from L’Equipe- Messi, Mbappe, Donnarumma

By Soccer Blog | Apr 18, 2022

Click here for Angers vs PSG 0-3 Player Ratings 20 April 2022 as well as player ratings for Marseille vs FC Nantes.

Here is a look at the player ratings for PSG vs Marseille (April 17, 2022) from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both get a 4/10 player rating while goalkeeper Donnarumma gets a 3/10 rating.

On the whole, L’Equipe not very impressed with the quality on display in the Classique- no player on either side got more than a 6/10 rating.

L’Equipe newspaper player ratings Paris SG 2-1 Marseille April 2022

PSG vs Marseille 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe
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xG Liverpool vs Man City FA Cup 2022 April 16 Semifinal | Jesus chances | Expected Goals LFC 3-2 MCFC Stats

By Soccer Blog | Apr 16, 2022

Click here for expected goals stats FA Cup Final LFC v Chelsea 2022

Click here for LFC vs MUFC xG stats on April 19 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Liverpool vs Man City (FA Cup semi final on 16 April, 2022). City were very poor in the first half (only one shot from Grealish and none on target at half time), but vastly improved after the interval and had a flurry of shots towards the end. A rare City loss in the current 21/22 season.

xG Liverpool 1.85-1.99 Man City shots map (Actual score LFC 3-2 Man City)

1-0 Konate header goal vs Man City xG 0.09
2-0 Mane first goal vs City FA Cup xG 0.85 big Steffen mistake
3-0 Mane second goal vs City xG 0.03
3-1 Grealish goal vs Liverpool xG 0.30
3-2 Bernardo Silva goal vs Liverpool xG 0.65 (easy after Mahrez work)

Some other notable chances/misses/opportunities in Liverpool vs Man City FA Cup

54th minute Jesus chance vs Liverpool xG 0.25 (saved by Alisson at near post)
70th minute Jesus chance vs Liverpool xG 0.30 (great save by Alisson in 1v1)
90+2′ Fernandinho chance vs Liverpool xG 0.19 (volley attempt while free in the box, deflected by LFC player)

72nd minute Salah chance v City xG 0.22 after Zinchenko header mistake (tries to chip, but misses)
90+4′ Firmino chance vs Man City xG 0.30 (saved by keeper) Continue Reading >>

xG Atletico Madrid Man City Second Leg April 2022 UCL | Correa Gundogan Chance | Expected Goals Stats

By Soccer Blog | Apr 13, 2022

Click here for xG stats Man City vs Real Madrid Semifinal First Leg April 26 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City (UCL Second Leg 13 April 2022). After having zero xG in the first leg, Atleti put on a better attacking performance, especially in the second half, but the game ended in a 0-0 draw, allowing City to progress to a semifinal against Real, who beat Chelsea 3-2 yesterday.

Also check out Spanish newspaper player ratings for Atletico v Man City.

xG Atletico Madrid 0.87-0.91 Man City shots map (Actual score Atleti 0-0 MCFC)

10th minute Stones header vs Atletico Madrid xG 0.15 (wide)
30th minute miss Gundogan chance vs Atleti xG 0.14 (hits post and follow up header xG 0.10 blocked)
90+6th minute Gundogan chance vs Atleti xG 0.20

55th minute Felix header chance vs City xG 0.05 (wide, but free header)
70th minute De Paul chance vs City xG 0.07 (wide)
86th minute Matheus chance vs City xG 0.12 (blocked by City player)
90+12′ Correa chance vs Man City xG 0.07 (wide) Continue Reading >>

Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea Player Ratings from L’Equipe, Diario AS Marca Newspaper Champions League Second Leg

By Soccer Blog | Apr 13, 2022

Here are the player ratings for Real Madrid vs Chelsea on 12 April 2022 from the big European newspapers (L’Equipe, Diario AS, Marca and Sport). Chelsea won the game 3-2 (see xG for Real v Chelsea Champions League Second Leg), but lost 5-4 on aggregate.

L’Equipe player ratings Real Madrid v Chelsea 2022

Interestingly, French paper L’Equipe thought Havertz was poor, but the other Spanish papers thought he did well!

Real Madrid vs Chelsea 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Diario AS player ratings Real Madrid 2 Chelsea 3 CL

Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea 2022 Player Ratings AS
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xG Real Madrid vs Chelsea Second Leg April 12 2022 Champions League Havertz Pulisic chances | Expected Goals Stats Shots Map RMA 2-3 CFC

By Soccer Blog | Apr 12, 2022

Click here for Champions League final xG stats Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Click here for xG stats from Real Madrid vs Man City Second Leg Champions League May 4 2022

Click here for xG stats from Manchester City 4-3 Real Madrid Champions League April 26 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Real Madrid v Chelsea (Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg on 12 April, 2022). Chelsea dominated till Modric’s superb pass got Real into the tie. CFC had plenty of decent chances (28 shots for CFC to 10 for Real)- CFC won 3-2, but lost 5-4 on aggregate. CFC had the better chances, and even had a goal disallowed by VAR.

xG Real Madrid 1.20-2.97 Chelsea shots map (Actual score RMA 2-3 CFC)

0-1 Mason Mount goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.30
0-2 Antonio Rudiger header goal vs Real xG 0.08
0-3 Werner goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.20
1-3 Rodrygo goal vs Chelsea xG 0.39 (great Modric pass assist, good finish too) Continue Reading >>

xG Man City vs Liverpool 2022 April | Expected Goals Chances Shots Map MCFC 2-2 LFC 53197 Attendance

By Soccer Blog | Apr 10, 2022

Click here for Liverpool v Manchester United xG stats April 2022

Click here for Man City vs Liverpool xG stats FA Cup semi final April 16 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Manchester City vs Liverpool on 10 April, 2022. The game ended in a 2-2 draw in front of a 53,197 crowd at the Etihad, meaning that City retained their single point advantage at the top of the table. LFC created fewer chances and had fewer shots (see match stats below), but they were decent quality opportunities, and that made this game pretty even on xG.

xG Man City 1.21-1.19 Liverpool shots map (Actual score LFC 2-2 Man City)

1-0 KdB goal vs Liverpool xG 0.03 (long distance shot, deflects off LFC player)
1-1 Jota goal vs Man City xG 0.43
2-1 Jesus goal vs Liverpool xG 0.20 (very good finish in a fairly tough situation)
2-2 Mane goal vs Man City xG 0.33 Continue Reading >>

Frank Lampard Everton Manager Record 2022 | List of Lampard Everton Games Managed 21-22 season

By Soccer Blog | Apr 8, 2022

Here is a look at Frank Lampard’s record at Everton manager so far and the list of all EFC games managed by Lampard as Toffees boss in the current 2021/22 PL season.

Last updated after Arsenal 5-1 Everton on May 22, 2022 (last league game of 21/22 season)

Frank Lampard Everton Manager Stats and list of matches managed (with results)

In the Premier League- P18- W6, L9, D2 33.33% win percentage | Goals scored 19, Goals conceded 31

(6 league games won out of 18)

Lampard Everton Manager Record 2021-22 Season
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Zero (0) xG for Atleti! | xG Man City Atletico Madrid 2022 Champions League Shots Map Stats First Leg Quarterfinal

By Soccer Blog | Apr 5, 2022

Click here for xG stats Atletico Madrid vs Man City Champions League Second Leg April 13 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on 5 April, 2022. Zero xG for a team in a major football/soccer match in the Champions League– that’s what happened for Atleti here as they failed to register even a single shot (neither on target nor off target), and finished with 0 xG. 71% possession for Manchester City versus 29% for Atletico Madrid- 15 shots in all for MCFC to zero for ATM

xG Man City 0.91-0.00 Atletico Madrid (Actual score MCFC 1-0 Atleti)

1-0 Kevin de Bruyne goal vs Atletico Madrid xG 0.26

xG Man City vs Atletico Madrid UCL 2022

Man City vs Atletico Madrid 1-0 Match Stats for comparison

Man City 1-0 Atletico Madrid Match Stats Champions League 2022

Also see xG stats for the Benfica vs Liverpool game and newspaper player ratings for Man City Atleti

xG Poland vs Sweden 2022 Playoff Final March | Expected Goals Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Mar 29, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Poland vs Sweden on 29 March 2022 (World Cup playoff final). Poland won 2-0- their first win over Sweden in over 30 years. The Swedish defence guilty of handing both goals on a platter to Poland- one a penalty and the other a defensive mistake.

xG Poland 1.84-1.01 Sweden shots map (Actual score Poland 2-0 Sweden)

This xG stat includes Poland’s penalty

1-0 Lewandowski penalty vs Sweden xG 0.79
2-0 Zielinski goal vs Sweden xG 0.44

58th minute Forsberg chance vs Poland xG 0.34 (saved by Szczesny)

xG Poland vs Sweden 2022 World Cup Playoff Final

Poland vs Sweden 2-0 Match Stats for comparison Continue Reading >>

Why did Joe Hart leave Spurs for Celtic? Goalkeeper tells reason- Nuno criticism

By Soccer Blog | Mar 29, 2022

Joe Hart left Tottenham Hotspur for Celtic earlier this 21/22 season, and the former England No.1 has now revealed what exactly that coach Nuno Espirito Santo said that made him switch.

Santo bluntly told Hart that he would not be playing a minute in the current league season and said that he (Santo) would not be comfortable with Hart playing for him.

Also see Nuno Espirito Santo record at Spurs

Nuno Espirito Santo words to Joe Hart 2021- why Hart left Spurs and joined Celtic

Nuno Joe Hart

Newspaper Frontpage Headlines & Reaction after Italy North Macedonia from Gazzetta, Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport

By Soccer Blog | Mar 25, 2022

Here are the front pages from the big Italian newspapers (GDS, CDS, Tuttosport) today (March 25, 2022) following Italy’s 0-1 loss to North Macedonia in their World Cup playoff semifinal last night. North Macedonia had just 0.1 xG in the game against Italy, but beat the Azzurri.

Also see Italian paper headlines after Italy Euro 2020 win over England last year.

Gazzetta dello Sport headline after Italy vs North Macedonia WC Playoff loss

Gazzetta Dello Sport Headline Italia out of World Cup 2022 North Macedonia

Tuttosport frontpage after Italy loss to North Macedonia

Tuttosport Headline Italy North Macedonia 2022

Corriere dello Sport reaction to Italian World Cup failure to qualify Continue Reading >>

xG Italy North Macedonia 2022 March World Cup Playoff Semifinal | Match Stats and Shots Map

By Soccer Blog | Mar 25, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Italy vs North Macedonia in their World Cup 2022 playoff semifinal. One of the great upsets in football history- reigning European champions Italy had 32 SHOTS (as compared to Macedonia’s 4), and were eliminated by a stoppage time winner with a xG of just 0.02!

xG Italy 1.89-0.12 North Macedonia shots map (Actual score Italia 0-1 North Macedonia)

0-1 Aleksandar Trajkovski goal vs Italy xG 0.02 Continue Reading >>

Man City Losses This Season (2021/22)- Teams to have defeated MCFC in Premier League, UCL and Cup

By Soccer Blog | Mar 7, 2022

Here is a list of teams who have defeated Manchester City in the current 21/22 season in the Premier League, Champions League and Cup (FA Cup + EFL/Carabao Cup) competitions. Also has a list of clubs who have drawn with Man City this season.

Last updated– May 22, 202 after Man City 3-2 Aston Villa (last game of league season)

Man City Premier League losses 21/22 season (3)

Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City (15 August 2021)
Man City 0-2 Crystal Palace (30 October 2021)
Man City 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur (19 February 2022)

Man City Champions League losses this 2021/2022 season (3)

PSG 2-0 Man City (28 September, 2021- Group Stage)
RB Leipzig 2-1 Man City (7 December, 2021- Group Stage)
Real Madrid 3-1 Man City (4 May, 2022 Semifinal Second Leg)

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Jesse Marsch Manager Record RB Leipzig 2021 | List of matches at Red Bull & win loss record

By Soccer Blog | Mar 4, 2022

Here is a look at the list of matches managed by Jesse Marsch at Red Bull Leipzig- the club he coached in the Bundesliga in the 2021/22 season for five months before taking over the Leeds job from Marcelo Bielsa in March 2022.

Jesse Marsch win percentage as manager at Leipzig?

Marsch won 7 games out of 20 at RBL, giving him a win percentage of 35%

Jesse Marsch record as RB Leipzig manager?

Managed 20 games- Won 7, Lost 9, Drew 4 Continue Reading >>

London Football Awards 2022 Winners List | LFA 22 Nominees (for 2021-22 season)

By Soccer Blog | Mar 4, 2022

Here is a look at the list of winners from the 2022 London Football Awards, and other nominees in those respective categories. The LFA 2022 award winners were officially announced on March 3, 2022.

London Football Awards Premier League Men’s Player of the Year 2022

Declan Rice (West Ham)- Winner
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)
Jorginho (Chelsea)
Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

LFA Manager of the Year 2022 (for 21/22 season)

David Moyes (West Ham)- winner
Matt Gray (Sutton United)
Marco Silva (Fulham)
Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace) Continue Reading >>

Serie A table at Christmas 2021 | Italian league standings winter break (2021-22 season)

By Soccer Blog | Mar 1, 2022

Here is a look at the how the Italian Serie A league table stood at Christmas 2021 (winter break for the 21/22 season). Inter Milan were league leaders before the winter break, while Juventus were in fourth place.

Serie A league table (half way through 2021-2022 season at Christmas)

Serie A Table at Christmas 2021

Who were in the relegation zone in Serie A at Christmas time in 2021/22 season?

Genoa, Cagliari and Salernitana were in the relegation zone on Christmas eve. Continue Reading >>

Nantes vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings- Goalkeeper Alban Lafont gets a 10/10 rating from L’Equipe

By Soccer Blog | Feb 20, 2022

Click hee for PSG vs Nantes player ratings French Super Cup July 31 2022

Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont joined the rare list of players to get a 10/10 rating from French newspaper L’Equipe thanks to his marvellous performance against PSG, with FCN winning 3-1.

Lionel Messi got a 4/10 player rating vs Nantes while Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winner as Paris beat Real in the first leg of their UCL Round of 16 tie, rated a 3/10. Continue Reading >>

Video Funny Danny Batth own goal header vs Bolton 2022 for Sunderland

By Soccer Blog | Jan 29, 2022

This Danny Batth own goal vs Bolton (VIDEO BELOW) was a rather dramatic header for Bolton’s fifth goal in their game earlier today, but it came from a Sunderland player! The Batth own goal header against Bolton came in the 85th minute and put them 5-0 ahead- they eventually won 6-0 Continue Reading >>

List of red cards at AFCON 2022- Players sent off at Africa Cup of Nations 2021

By Soccer Blog | Jan 27, 2022

Here is the list of player who have got red cards at AFCON 2022 (officially the 2021 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations being held in 2022).

List of player dismissals/red card at CAN 2022

1) Yared Bayeh (Ethiopia) vs Cape Verde- 9 January, 2022 (Group A)

2) El Bilal Toure (Mali) vs Tunisia- 12 January, 2022 (Group F)

3) Benjamin Tetteh (Ghana) vs Gabon- 14 January, 2022 (Group C)

4) Andre Ayew (Ghana) vs Comoros- 18 January, 2022 (Group C)

5) Kwame Quee (Sierra Leone) vs Equatorial Guinea- 20 January, 2022 (Group E) Continue Reading >>

Rafa Benitez Everton Manager Record- List of games managed, wins & losses (2021-2022)

By Soccer Blog | Jan 26, 2022

Click here for Frank Lampard record and stats as Everton manager.

Here is a look at the list of games managed by Rafa Benitez as Everton gaffer, and EFC’s results under Benitez in those matches.

How many games did Benitez manage Everton for?

Benitez managed Everton for a total of 22 games in the 2021/22 season

Benitez Everton Premier League record as manager?

Benitez Premier League record as Everton manager: Games 19- Won 5, Drew 4, Lost 10. Total points 19 (1.00 per game)

Benitez last game as Everton manager?

Benitez’s last game as Everton manager was the 2-1 loss to Norwich on 15 January 2022.

Rafael Benitez first game as Everton manager?

Benitez’s first game as Everton manager was a 3-1 win over Southampton on 14 August 2021. Continue Reading >>

Champions League Round of 16 Draw 2022 (Original First & New Draw) Result- Inter vs Liverpool & Benfica vs Ajax

By Soccer Blog | Dec 13, 2021

The draw for the 2021/2022 Champions League Round of 16 has been conducted today (December 13, 2021) and Liverpool will face Inter in the Round of 16 while PSG have drawn Real Madrid. In the original draw that was conducted, PSG drew Man United (a Messi v Ronaldo show down), but that changed in the second draw. The only fixture that was same across both draws was Chelsea vs Lille.

UCL Round of 16 Revised New Draw 2022

Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
Sporting vs Man City
Benfica vs Ajax
Chelsea vs Lille
Atletico Madrid vs Man United
Villarreal vs Juventus
Inter Milan vs Liverpool
PSG vs Real Madrid

UCL Round of 16 2022 Revised Draw
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New Norwich City Badge 2022- NCFC new crest from 22/23 season

By Soccer Blog | Nov 24, 2021

Norwich City have today (November 24, 2021) unveiled a new club badge that will officially be used by the club beginning next season (2022/23 season). The new NCFC crest is an attempt at modernising the old one, and both badges can be seen below here.

What changes are there in the new Norwich bade for 2022/2023

There are plenty of design changes- the lion, canary and the castle are all different, and the black outline that was present in the old badge has disappeared.

New Norwich City badge from June 2022

New Norwich City Badge 2022 2023
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Nuno Tottenham Manager Stats 2021 | List of Games & Nuno record at Spurs

By Soccer Blog | Nov 7, 2021

Here is a look at the list of games managed by Nuno Espirito Santo during his managerial stint at Tottenham Hotspur. The Portuguese gaffer lasted only four months at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (having originally signed a 2 year contract) and managed only 17 games as Spurs boss. They had an encouraging start to the new campaign under him- there was even a time when Spurs were top of the table and Arsenal at the bottom on the same day.

Nuno manager record at Tottenham in 2021/22 season

Games managed 17: Won 9, Lost 7, Drew 1 (Win percentage 52.94%)

Nuno Premier League record at Tottenham?

Games managed 10: Won 5, Lost 5 (Win Percentage 50%)- 9 Goals For; 16 Goals Against

Nuno manager record at Spurs 2021

Nuno first game as Spurs manager?

Nuno’s first game as Tottenham manager saw him beat Man City 1-0 on August 15, 2021. Continue Reading >>

xG Man United Liverpool October 2021 Shots Map | MUFC 0-5 LFC Attendance 73088

By Soccer Blog | Oct 25, 2021

Click here for xG stats Liverpool vs Man Utd 4-0 on April 19 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Man United v Liverpool on October 24, 2021. A pretty comfortable win for the Reds, and xG reflects that, as they handed Man Utd a 5-0 victory in front of a 73,088 strong crowd at Old Trafford.

xG Man United 1.31-3.73 Liverpool shots map (Actual score MU 0-5 LFC)

xG Man Utd 0-5 Liverpool 2021

xG of individual LFC goals vs MU 2021

0-1 Keita goal xG 0.46
0-2 Jota goal xG 0.63
0-3 Salah goal xG 0.48
0-4 Salah second goal xG 0.30
0-5 Salah hat trick goal xG 0.69

United’s biggest chance went to Cavani (0.62 xG), but there was a hint of a potential offside in the buildup, had it gone in. Continue Reading >>

Controversial McArthur vs Saka Incident 2021 | McArthur kicks Saka challenge foul only yellow card VAR

By Soccer Blog | Oct 19, 2021

This McArthur kicking Saka incident was a very controversial one from Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Palace. The McArthur vs Saka incident took place before the interval, but the Palace star only received a yellow card for this foul, with several Arsenal fans feeling it should’ve been a red card by VAR Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings France vs Spain 2021 Nations League Final- Griezmann, Pogba, Busquets

By Soccer Blog | Oct 11, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings from France vs Spain from the big European newspapers (L’Equipe, Sport, Diario AS) following Les Bleus’ UNL 2021 final triumph at the San Siro. Benzema and Mbappe were on target for France as they came from behind to win 2-1 (also check xG stats for Nations League Final 2021)

L’Equipe player ratings France Spain October 10 2021

L'Equipe player ratings Spain vs France Final 2021 Nations League
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Tottenham on top of the table & Arsenal bottom of the table on same day- August 29 2021

By Soccer Blog | Aug 29, 2021

The first time it’s happened in Premier League history- Spurs at the top and Arsenal bottom on the SAME day after a particular round of fixtures. Nuno’s Tottenham will go into the international break as leaders following their 1-0 win over Watford, while Arsenal’s 5-0 loss to Manchester City in this round (Week 3 of the 21/22 season) means they are 20th and last in the league table, as can be seen below.

Interestingly, at this stage- Spurs are yet to concede a goal; Arsenal are yet to score one!

Given the history of the two clubs and their rivalry, it’s a day Spurs fans will not forget, and Arsenal fans will like to put behind as soon as possible.

Spurs first in the table and Arsenal 20th after Round 3 of 2021/22 season

Table After Week 3 2021 22 Season
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Controversial Ashley Barnes tackle on Stuart Dallas 2021 | No red card for Barnes challenge v Leeds

By Soccer Blog | Aug 29, 2021

This Ashley Barnes tackle on Stuart Dallas was a very controversial one, with many feeling the player should’ve seen got a red card. The Barnes challenge on Dallas took place earlier today, with the scores at 0-0. Continue Reading >>

xG Brentford Arsenal August 13 2021 | Expected Goals Stats & Shots Map

By Soccer Blog | Aug 14, 2021

Click here for xG stats Arsenal vs Brentford February 19 2022

Click here for expected goals xG from Brentford 0-1 Chelsea October 2021

Click here for expected goals xG stats from Manchester City v Arsenal August 28

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Brentford vs Arsenal– the Bees’ first ever Premier League game in their history, and also the 2021/22 season opener. Brentford won the game 2-0 thanks to goals from Sergi Canos and Christiaan Norgaard. Continue Reading >>

Italian Newspaper frontpage headlines & reaction to Italy Euro 2020 final win over England

By Soccer Blog | Jul 12, 2021

Here is a look at how the big Italian newspapers (Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, TuttoSport and Corriere della Sera) reacted on July 12, 2021 to Italy winning Euro 2020 on penalties against England at Wembley.

Gazzetta dello Sport frontpage on July 12, 2021 (Troppo Bello!)

Gazzetta Dello Sport Headline after Italy Euro 2020 Win

Corriere dello Sport reaction to Italy England Euro Final (E Nostra!) Continue Reading >>

European Newspaper Player Ratings England vs Italy Euro 2020 Final- How did Immobile, Chiellini, Chiesa, Shaw play?

By Soccer Blog | Jul 12, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings for England vs Italy from the big European newspapers (L’Equipe, Bild, Diario AS, Corriere della Sera) following the Azzurri’s penalty shootout triumph at Wembley in the Euro 2021 final. England appeared to opt for a more defensive approach (see xG and match stats for Euro 2020 final) after taking the lead through Man United left back Luke Shaw.

L’Equipe player ratings England vs Italy Euro 2020 final

A 5.7 team rating for Italy versus a 5.5/10 team rating for England from French paper L’Equipe. Gianluigi Donnarumma the best player according to them with a 8/10; Nicolo Barella, Cirro Immobile and Kyle Walker the worst with 4/10 ratings.

L’Equipe also gave referee Bjorn Kuipers a 5/10 rating for his performance.

England vs Italy Euro 2020 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Diario AS player ratings England v Italy 2021 July 11

Three stars for as many as five Italian starters, including Donnarumma and Chiesa, from Spanish paper AS, but none for England’s players. Continue Reading >>

xG Italy England Euro 2021 Final July 11 | Expected Goals Match Stats & Shots Map Wembley Attendance 67173

By Soccer Blog | Jul 12, 2021

Click here for Newspaper Player Ratings for Italy v England (From L’Equipe, Bild, Diario AS etc)

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Italy vs England (Euro 2020 final) on July 11, 2021. Italy won the game 3-2 on penalties in front of a tournament record crowd of 67,173 at Wembley, and as you can see, were perhaps the better side over 120 minutes, with England effectively shutting up shop after the early 2nd minute Luke Shaw goal. 19 shots for Italy in the game compared to only 6 for England. Italy had 66% of possession and made 822 passes in comparison to England’s 424 (almost twice as many). Continue Reading >>

Italy Euro 2021 Squad Jersey Numbers | Azzurri 26 member squad list & Shirt No 2020 Championships

By Soccer Blog | Jul 9, 2021

Here is a look at the official shirt numbers for the Italian Euro 2020 squad. The Azzurri are coached by Roberto Mancini.

Italy official Euro 2021 squad shirt numbers

(Note- Pellegrini and Sensi were replaced by Castrovilli and Pessina later due to injury)

Who wears

Jersey No 1 for Italy- Salvatore Sirigu (Goalkeeper Torino) Continue Reading >>

xG England Denmark Euro 2021 Semifinal July 7 | Expected Goals Shots Map Stats Match Attendance 64950 Wembley

By Soccer Blog | Jul 8, 2021

Here is a look at the xG stats for England vs Denmark (Euro 2020 semifinal) on July 7, 2021. England dominated this game in terms of chances on xG, but progressed via a controversial late penalty from Harry Kane. An attendance of 64,950 at Wembley for this game- the biggest crowd of Euro 2020 so far. Only 6 shots in the entire game for Denmark, and England were in control for much of the second half as well as extra time. Continue Reading >>

Man of the Match Winners Euro 2021 | List of MOTM European Championships 2020

By Soccer Blog | Jul 6, 2021

Here is a look at the list of official Man of the Match award winners for games played at Euro 2020 (held during June/July 2021)

Last updated after England vs Italy Final (MOTM Leonardo Bonucci) on 11 July, 2021. Continue Reading >>

Denmark Euro 2021 Squad Numbers | Danish 26 member squad list & Shirt Numbers 2020 Championships

By Soccer Blog | Jul 2, 2021

Here is a look at the official shirt numbers for Denmark’s 26 member Euro 2020 squad. The Danes are one of the dark horses going into the tournament.

Denmark squad official jersey numbers for Euro 2021 (26 member squad)

Who wears

Jersey No 1 for Denmark- Kasper Schmeichel (Goalkeeper Leicester) Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Germany vs England June 29 2021 | How did Werner, Muller, Hummels play?

By Soccer Blog | Jun 30, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings for Germany v England at Euro 2020 from the big European newspapers. England progressed to the quarters after a 2-0 win (also see xG statistics for the England Germany game). Timo Werner and Thomas Muller, the duo who missed Germany’s best chances, struggled in the player ratings, as can be seen below.

L’Equipe French newspaper Germany-England Euro 2021

2/10 player rating for both Muller and Werner from L’Equipe. Their best German player was defender Mats Hummels with a 6/10, while Havertz, Goretzka and Kroos all got a 5/10.

Germany England Player Ratings Euro 2021 L'Equipe

Bild player ratings Germany vs England 2021

(Note- 1 is a good rating, 6 is a bad one in this system)

Werner, Muller and Rudiger all get a 5 from German paper Bild, while Havertz and Neuer are the best German players in their books with a 2 rating. Continue Reading >>

xG England Germany Euro 2021 Round of 16 | Wembley attendance 41,973 & Expected Goals Shots Map Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jun 29, 2021

Click here for xG stats England vs Ukraine quarterfinal Euro 2020 July 3

Click here for newspaper player ratings England v Germany from Bild, L’Equipe and others.

Here is a look at the xG stats for England vs Germany (June 29, 2021). This Round of 16 clash at the Wembley Stadium in London had an official attendance of 41,973- the fifth biggest crowd at this Euros so far. England won the game 2-0 thanks to second half goals from Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling. Continue Reading >>

Photo- Crying German Kid during Germany Euro 2020 loss to England

By Soccer Blog | Jun 29, 2021

This picture of a young crying German girl during Die Mannschaft’s 2-0 loss to England at Wembley in their Round of 16 clash went viral. Germany were beaten 2-0 by Gareth Southgate’s men, and the young fan, with a German flag on her cheek and among the 41,973 in attendance, was obviously very disappointed with the result. Continue Reading >>

List of missed penalties at Euro 2020 | Penalty conversion success rate at 2021 European Championships

By Soccer Blog | Jun 28, 2021

Here is a look at the list of penalties awarded and missed at Euro 2020. The start of the 2021 European Championships, as you can see below, saw many players miss penalties. This only includes penalties missed in normal/extra time of a game- shootout misses are separately mentioned at the bottom of the post.

List of penalties at Euro 2021- Missed penalty in red and converted penalty in green Continue Reading >>

List of Euro 2021 Attendances | European Championships 2020 Crowds

By Soccer Blog | Jun 22, 2021

Click here for Euro 2022 Attendance Figures at the Women’s European Football Championships (July 2022). The England Women vs Germany final on July 31, 2022 attracted a crowd of 87,192 at Wembley.

Here is a look at the attendance stats for Euro 2020 played in June/July 2021. Last updated after England vs Italy Final Wembley (Attendance 67,173) on July 11, 2021.

The highest attendance at Euro 2020?

It was the 67,173 crowd at Wembley for the final between Italy and England on 11 July, 2021.

That was followed by the 64,950 crowd at Wembley for the England 2-1 Denmark semi final on July 7, 2021 and the 57,811 crowd at Wembley for the Italy vs Spain first semi on July 6, 2021.

The fourth biggest attendance was the 55,998 crowd in Budapest for Hungary vs France on 19 June, 2021. Budapest registered 50,00+ crowds for all three group games in Group F, including the Portugal-France one, as well the Netherlands-Czech Republic Ro16 clash. The venues with the best general attendances after the Puskas Arena have been Wembley (for the knockout stages) , St Petersburg and Copenhagen (see table below for individual game attendance figures)

Lowest crowd for a Euro 2021 game so far?

The 5,607 in attendance at Hampden Park, Glasgow for Croatia v Czech Republic on 18 June, 2021

What are the Wembley attendance stats for Euro 2021?

Wembley attendance for England Croatia- 18,497
Wembley crowd for England v Scotland- 20,306
Wembley attendance for England Czech Republic- 19,104
Wembley attendance for Italy v Austria (Round of 16)- 18,910
Wembley attendance for England vs Germany (Round of 16)- 41,973
Wembley Attendance for Italy vs Spain semifinal- 57,811
Wembley Attendance for England vs Denmark semi final- 64,950
Wembley Attendance for England Italy final- 67,173

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List of own goals at Euro 2021 | Games in which OG scored by players at European Championships 2020

By Soccer Blog | Jun 19, 2021

Here is a list of own goals scored at the 2020 European Championships (held in June/July 2021). Euro 2020 also holds the record for most own goals scored at a European Championship final tournament.

List of the eleven (11) own goals at Euro 2021 so far (last updated July 7, 2021 after Simon Kjaer own goal vs England for Denmark)

1) Turkey 0-1 Italy (Demiral own goal 53′ | Group A | June 11, 2021)

This own goal by Juve defender Demiral was also the first/opening goal of Euro 2020.

2) Poland 0-1 Slovakia (Szczesny own goal 18′ | Group E | June 14, 2021)

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny scored the second own goal of Euro 2021. Continue Reading >>

xG Denmark Finland Euro 2021 June 12 | Win with 1 shot on target | Expected Goals Shots Map & Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jun 12, 2021

Click here for xG stats for Denmark vs Belgium June 17 Euro 2021

Click here for xG stats England vs Croatia 13 June Euro 2021

Here are the xG stats from Denmark vs Finland (June 12, 2021- Group B). Finland won 1-0, and had only ONE shot on target in the entire game! Denmark dominated possession and chances, as shown by this expected goals shots map, but had nothing to show for their dominance. They also missed a penalty as the Finns created history by winning their first game at a major tournament.

xG Denmark 2.05-0.39 Finland (Actual score Denmark 0-1 Finland)

0-1 60th minute Pohjanpalo header goal xG 0.39

xG Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020

Some other notable chances for Denmark and their xG

74th minute Hojbjerg missed penalty goal xG 0.80– saved by Hradecky

15th minute Hojbjerg header chance xG 0.06– brilliantly tipped over bar by Hradecky

Denmark 0-1 Finland full time post match stats Euro 2021

Denmark had 22 shots; Finland only 1

Denmark 0-1 Finland Full Time Post Match Stats

Also check out xG for Wales v Switzerland as well as xG for Belgium vs Russia, the other Group B game on the day.

Newspaper Player Ratings Manchester City Chelsea Champions League Final 2021- Dias, Stones, Kante, Werner

By Soccer Blog | May 30, 2021

Here is a look at the newspaper player ratings for Man City v Chelsea (UCL Final 2021) from the big European newspapers. Chelsea won 1-0 thanks to Kai Havertz’s goal (see xG stats for the 2021 Champions League final).

L’Equipe player ratings UCL Final Man City Chelsea May 29

Player Ratings Champions League Final 2021 L'Equipe

Diario AS player ratings MCFC vs CFC 2021

UCL Final 2021 Player Ratings Manchester City v Chelsea

Diario Sport player ratings Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

Manchester City v Chelsea Player Ratings 2021 May 29

Mundo Deportivo paper ratings Man City-Chelsea 0-1

Man City vs Chelsea 2021 Player Ratings Champions League

Declan Rice wearing glasses 2021 | Photo of Rice with spectacles watching Everton game

By Soccer Blog | May 9, 2021

West Ham had injured midfielder Declan Rice watching their game against Everton from the stands, and the England star was spotted wearing specs and looking at his phone during the fixture. Rice was captured alongside Mark Noble- both key absentees in midfield as the Hammers started with Soucek and Lanzini in the centre of the park against the Toffees. Rice has often been linked with a move away to either Man Utd or Chelsea if the Hammers don’t qualify for European football. Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Player Ratings Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona 2021 Kings Cup Final- De Jong, Messi

By Soccer Blog | Apr 19, 2021

Here is a look at the player ratings for Athletic Club vs Barca (Copa del Rey 2021 Final) from the big Spanish newspapers. Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong the pick of the Barcelona players as they lifted the Kings Cup.

Diario Sport player ratings Athletic-Barca CDR Final 2021

Bilbao Barca Spanish Cup Final Ratings 2021

Diario AS player ratings Bilbao Barcelona Kings Cup 2021 Final

Bilbao 0-4 Barcelona 2021 Copa del Rey Player Ratings 2021

Mundo Deportivo paper ratings Athletic 0-4 Barcelona Spanish Cup Final 2021

Athletic Club vs Barcelona Spanish Cup 2021 Player Ratings

New Inter Milan Logo 2021 | Internazionale Logo Change

By Soccer Blog | Mar 30, 2021

Italian giants Inter Milan have officially unveiled a new logo today (March 30, 2021). The Serie A outfit follow in the footsteps of fellow league side Juventus as well as the FIGC (Italian federation), both of whom have had logo changes in the recent past.

Inter are nicknamed the Nerazzurri (blue-blacks) and the new logo appears to stress on that point more strongly, as can be seen below.

New Inter Milan club logo 2021

New Inter Milan Logo 2021

Old/previous Inter club badge before redesign Continue Reading >>

“Betrayed by Ronaldo” Italian Newspaper reaction to Juventus Champions League exit to Porto

By Soccer Blog | Mar 10, 2021

Here is a look at the front page headlines and reaction from the Italian newspapers following Juve’s Champions League exit at the hands of Porto on away goals.

Corriere dello Sport headline after Juve Porto (“Tradita da Ronaldo”- Betrayed by Ronaldo)

Tradita da Ronaldo Headline Corriere dello Sport (1)

Gazzetta dello Sport frontpage after Juventus loss to Porto in 2021 Champions League

The popular GdS newspaper went with the headline “Buio Juve” (Dark Juventus), and said it was another disaster, again out in the Round of 16.

Gazzetta dello Sport headline after Juventus 3-2 Porto Champions League (1)

Tuttosport on March 10, 2021 after Juve-Porto exit

Tuttosport headline Juventus Porto Champions League

“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
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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 >>

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 >>

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

Click here for Rui Patricio head injury v Liverpool March 2021

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” Continue Reading >>

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 14 hat tricks in his senior career so far- 5 for RB Salzburg, 4 for Borussia Dortmund, 2 for the Norway national team and Manchester City, and 1 for Molde.

Last hat trick was Haaland hat trick v Nottingham Forest for Man City on August 31, 2022.

The hat trick against Forest also meant back to back hat tricks for Haaland in a City shirt, having also scored 3 against Crystal Palace in the previous game.

List of all hat tricks by Haaland in senior professional football

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)

Wehen Wiesbaden 0-3 Dortmund (August 7, 2021)– 3 goals (German Cup/DFB Pokal)

Norway 5-1 Gibraltar (September 7, 2021)– 3 goals (World Cup 2022 Qualifier)

Dortmund 3-4 Bochum (April 30, 2022)– 3 goals (Bundesliga)

Man City 4-2 Crystal Palace (August 27, 2022)– 3 goals (Premier League)

Man City 6-0 Nottingham Forest (August 31, 2022)– 3 Goals (Premier League)

At U19 level, Erling Haaland also scored the following hat tricks (not included in his senior hat trick tally above)

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)

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 >>

List of players to be given a 10/10 rating by L’Equipe- Alban Laftont Nantes Goalkeeper the latest

By Soccer Blog | Mar 6, 2019

Updated 19 February, 2022– Nantes goalkeeper Alban Laftont becomes the latest player and the first player in the year 2022 to get a 10/10 from L’Equipe.

L’Equipe rarely give out 10’s- so a perfect 10/10 rating means the player had a really, really good day. Lionel Messi has got this twice- another indication of the Barca superstar’s greatness on the footy field.

Players to have been given a 10/10 by L’Equipe in their ratings

Franck Sauzee (1988)
Bruno Martini (1988)
Oleg Salenko (1994)
Lars Windfeld (1997)
Lionel Messi (twice, in 2010 & 2012)
Robert Lewandowski (2013)
Carlos Eduardo (2014)
Neymar (2018)
Dustan Tadic (2019)
Lucas Moura (2019)
Serge Gnabry (2019)
Kylian Mbappe (2021)
Alban Lafont (2022) Continue Reading >>

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