Montpellier vs PSG 2023 Player Ratings- Hakimi, Messi

By Soccer Blog | Feb 2, 2023

Here is a look at the L’Equipe newspaper player ratings for Montpellier vs PSG on February 1, 2023. Achraf Hakimi the best PSG player on the evening according to L’Equipe with a 8/10. MHSC goalkeeper Lecomte also got the same player rating, but the rest struggled- as shown by Montpellier’s team rating.

L’Equipe player rating Montpellier 1-3 Paris SG 2022/23 season

Montpellier vs PSG 2023 Player Ratings L'Equipe

xG Man Utd vs Nottm Forest 2023 Attendance 72,315 Carabao Second Leg | Expected Goals Match Stats MUN 2-0 NFO

By Soccer Blog | Feb 2, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Man Utd v Nottingham Forest (Crowd attendance of 72,315 in EFL League Cup Semifinal Second Leg on February 1, 2023). United dominated possession and shots, and therefore xG as well. Forest had a couple of decent chances- Dennis (43′) and Surridge (82′), but otherwise didn’t really threaten Tom Heaton in the United goal too much.

xG Man United 2.41-0.70 Nottingham Forest shots map (Actual score MUFC 2-0 NFFC)

1-0 Martial goal vs Forest Carabao Cup xG 0.31
2-0 Fred goal vs Forest League Cup xG 0.90

xG Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest Carabao Cup 2023

Man United vs Nottingham Forest 2-0 Match Stats for comparison

(MUFC stats on left; NFFC match stats on right) Continue Reading >>

FA Cup Round of 16 Draw 2023 | FA Cup Fifth Round 22-23 Season

By Soccer Blog | Jan 31, 2023

Manchester United will host West Ham while Manchester City will travel to Bristol City after the draw for the fifth round of the 2022/23 FA Cup (Round of 16 Stage) was conducted on January 30, 2023.

FA Cup Round of 16 Draw 2023 February

Southampton vs Luton/Grimsby
Leicester vs Blackburn/Birmingham
Stoke v Brighton
Wrexham/Sheff Utd vs Tottenham
Fulham/Sunderland vs Leeds
Bristol City vs Man City
Manchester United vs West Ham
Ipswich/Burnley vs Sheff Wednesday/Fleetwood Continue Reading >>

Real Madrid vs Sociedad 2023 Newspaper Player Ratings | RMA 0-0 RSO Attendance 58,129

By Soccer Blog | Jan 30, 2023

Here are the newspaper player ratings (Marca, Diario AS, Sport) for Madrid v Sociedad (Crowd attendance of 58,129 on January 29, 2023). Ceballos, Courtois and Camavinga the best players for Madrid in the eyes of both Marca and AS papers; Remiro the standout one for Sociedad.

Diario AS player ratings Madrid Sociedad January 30 2023

Real Madrid vs Sociedad 2023 Player Ratings AS

Marca player ratings Real Madrid vs Sociedad 2022/23 season

Madrid Sociedad Marca Player Ratings

Diario Sport player ratings Madrid 0-0 Sociedad

7.2/10 team rating for Sociedad from Barca based paper Sport, versus 5.5 for Real Madrid. Continue Reading >>

PSG vs Reims 2023 Player Ratings- Vitinha, Soler, Messi- Paris 1-1 SDR

By Soccer Blog | Jan 30, 2023

Here is a look at the player ratings for Paris SG vs Stade de Reims from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, and L’Equipe gave PSG a team rating of 4.6/10, as opposed to the 5.8/10 for SDR.

The worst PSG players against Reims were Vitinha and Soler, both of whom got a 3/10 player rating. Mbappe and Messi both got a 4/10, while Neymar Jr was given a 6/10.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris SG vs Reims

PSG vs Reims 2023 Player Ratings

League Cup- Magpies, Red Devils aim to reach final

By Soccer Blog | Jan 30, 2023

Newcastle United will be aiming to reach a Cup final for the first time in nearly two and a half decades when they host struggling Southampton at St.James’ Park in the second leg of their semi-final. The Magpies hold a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg on the South Coast, which they won thanks to Joelinton’s second half strike. Continue Reading >>

xG Brighton v Liverpool FA Cup 2023 January 29 | Match Stats Expected Goals BHAFC 2-1 LFC

By Soccer Blog | Jan 30, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Brighton v Liverpool (FA Cup 29 January, 2023). A late winner for Brighton courtesy Mitoma’s fine finish as Liverpool are knocked out of the FA Cup.

xG Brighton 1.51-0.52 Liverpool shots map (Actual score BHAFC 2-1 LFC)

0-1 Elliott goal vs Brighton xG 0.14
1-1 Dunk goal vs Liverpool xG 0.02
2-1 Mitoma goal vs Liverpool xG 0.06

xG Brighton Liverpool FA Cup 2022-23

Other good chances for Brighton were Ferguson (15th minute- xG 0.51) and March (71st minute- xG 0.40), blocked by TAA and Alisson respectively. Continue Reading >>

xG Man Utd vs Reading 2023 Attendance 73,460 FA Cup | Expected Goals MUFC 3-1 Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jan 29, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and match stats from Man United v Reading (Crowd of 73,460 at Old Trafford, Manchester- FA Cup 28 January, 2023). Only four shots in the entire game from Reading compared to 25 from United.

xG Man Utd 2.18-0.68 Reading shots map (Actual score MUFC 3-1 Reading)

1-0 Casemiro goal vs Reading xG 0.15
2-0 Casemiro second goal v Reading xG 0.02
3-0 Fred goal vs Reading xG 0.05
3-1 Mbengue goal vs Manchester United xG 0.33

xG Man Utd Reading FA Cup 2023

Man Utd vs Reading 3-1 Match Stats for comparison

(MU stats on left; Reading on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Manchester City vs Arsenal FA Cup 2023 | Expected Goals MCFC 1-0 AFC Match Stats January 27

By Soccer Blog | Jan 28, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Man City vs Arsenal (January 27, 2023 FA Cup). Chances at a premium in this clash, which was decided by Nathan Ake’s second half strike.

xG Man City 0.41-0.32 Arsenal shots map (Actual score MCFC 1-0 AFC)

1-0 Nathan Ake goal vs Arsenal FA Cup xG 0.05

xG Man City vs Arsenal FA Cup 2023

Man City vs Arsenal 1-0 Match Stats for comparison

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

xG Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd 2023 Carabao Cup First Leg | Expected Goals Match Stats NFO 0-3 MUFC

By Soccer Blog | Jan 26, 2023

Click here for xG Man United 2-0 Nottingham Forest Second Leg Semi Final February 1 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Nottingham Forest v Man United (EFL Cup semifinal first leg- 25 January, 2023). United won 3-0 to take a massive step towards booking a spot in the final.

xG Nottm Forest 0.67-1.58 Man Utd shots map (Actual score NFFC 0-3 MU)

0-1 Rashford goal vs Forest Cup xG 0.09
0-2 Weghorst goal vs Forest xG 0.20
0-3 Bruno goal vs Forest xG 0.07

xG Nottingham Forest v Man Utd 2023 League Cup

NFFC vs Man United 0-3 Match Stats for comparison

(Forest stats on left; MUFC on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Fulham v Tottenham 2023 Attendance 24,190 | Expected Goals Match Stats FFC 0-1 Spurs

By Soccer Blog | Jan 24, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and match stats from Fulham v Spurs (Crowd 24,190 on 23 January, 2023). Spurs edged this game 1-0 thanks to a a stunner from Harry Kane just before half time.

Both teams had the same number of shots (10 each), and there’s not much to chose between them on xG

xG Fulham 0.85-0.91 Tottenham shots map (Actual score FFC 0-1 THFC)

0-1 Kane goal vs Fulham xG 0.05

Kane 57th minute header chance v Fulham xG 0.40 (saved by Leno)

xG Fulham vs Tottenham 2023

Fulham v Spurs 0-1 Match Stats for comparison

(FFC stats on left; THFC on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Arsenal vs Man Utd 2023 Attendance 60,325 | Expected Goals Match Stats AFC 3-2 MUFC 22 January

By Soccer Blog | Jan 23, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and match stats from Arsenal v Manchester United (Crowd 60,325 at the Emirates Stadium, London on 22 January, 2023).

Arsenal edged this thanks to a late winner from Eddie Nketiah. They dominated this game in terms of shots, and therefore on xG.

xG Arsenal 2.75-0.29 Man Utd shots map (Actual score AFC 3-2 MU)

0-1 Rashford goal vs Arsenal xG 0.03
1-1 Nketiah header goal vs Man United xG 0.31
2-1 Saka goal vs Arsenal xG 0.02
2-2 Lisandro Martinez header goal vs Arsenal xG 0.06
3-2 Nketiah second goal vs Man United xG 0.40

xG Arsenal vs Man Utd 2023

Arsenal vs Man Utd 3-2 Match Stats for comparison

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

xG Crystal Palace vs Man Utd 2023 Attendance 35,853 | Expected Goals Match Stats CPFC 1-1 MU

By Soccer Blog | Jan 19, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and match stats from Crystal Palace v Manchester United (Crowd 35,853 on 18 January, 2023). Palace picked up a point thanks to a stoppage time free kick from Michael Olise. Casemiro had a big chance to win it for United after the Olise goal.

xG Crystal Palace 0.51-1.32 Man United shots map (Actual score CPFC 1-1 MUFC)

0-1 Bruno goal vs Palace xG 0.16
1-1 Olise free kick vs Man United xG 0.04

xG Crystal Palace vs Manchester United 2023 January 18

Some other notable chances

Casemiro chance vs Palace stoppage time 90+3′ xG 0.66
40′ Edouard chance vs United xG 0.05 (tipped by De Gea onto bar)
75′ Guehi header vs Man United xG 0.09 (saved by De Gea)

CPFC vs Man United 1-1 Match Stats for comparison

(Palace match stats on left; United stats on right) Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Real Madrid vs Barcelona Super Cup Final 2023 Attendance 57,340 Saudi Arabia Riyadh

By Soccer Blog | Jan 17, 2023

Here is a look at the Spanish newspaper player ratings for Real Madrid vs Barca (Attendance 57,340 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the Supercopa final).

A crowd of 57,340 was in attendance for Real Madrid v Barcelona in Saudi Arabia, better than the 38,624 in attendance for the Betis Barca semifinal and the 50,492 who turned up for the Real Valencia last four clash.

Diario AS player ratings Real Madrid 1-3 Barca Supercopa final

Real Madrid vs Barca Spanish Super Cup 2023 Player Ratings

Diario Sport newspaper ratings Real vs Barca Super Cup Final January 2023

A 10/10 rating for Gavi from Sport.

Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona Spanish Super Cup Ratings 2023

Marca player ratings Real Madrid vs Barcelona 1-3 Supercopa Continue Reading >>

xG Tottenham vs Arsenal 2023 Attendance 61,870 | Expected Goals Match Stats Spurs 0-2 AFC January 15

By Soccer Blog | Jan 16, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Spurs v Arsenal (Attendance 61,870 on January 15, 2022). The Gunners won the game 2-0 to boost their title credentials.

xG Tottenham 1.55-1.76 Arsenal shots map (Actual score Spurs 0-2 Arsenal)

1-0 Lloris own goal vs Arsenal no xG (no xG for own goals)
2-0 Odegaard goal vs Spurs xG 0.05

Other notable chances

Son 18′ xG 0.35, Kane 45+3′ xG 0.14, Sessegnon 52′ xG 0.26

Nketiah 7′ xG 0.30, 25′ Nketiah xG 0.19 and Partey xG 0.04, Nketiah 69′ xG 0.50

xG Tottenham vs Arsenal 2023 NLD
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Newspaper Player Ratings Rennes vs PSG 2023- L’Equipe Ouest France Messi Neymar Ekitike

By Soccer Blog | Jan 16, 2023

Here is a look at the player ratings for Stade Rennais vs Paris Saint-Germain (January 15, 2023) from well known French newspapers L’Equipe and Ouest France. Rennes upset PSG 1-0 in this clash, with Traore scoring the winner midway through the second half.

L’Equipe paper player ratings Rennes PSG 2023

3/10 for Neymar and Ekitike and a 4/10 player rating for Lionel Messi from L’Equipe.

Rennes vs PSG 2023 Player Ratings

Ouest France newspaper player ratings SRFC vs Paris SG 2023

SRFC Paris SG Player Ratings 2023

xG Manchester United vs Man City 2023 | Expected Goals Shots Map MUN 2-1 MCI Match Stats 14 January

By Soccer Blog | Jan 14, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Man Utd v Man City (January 14, 2023). Man City had no shots on target in their previous League Cup tie against Southampton, and had just one shot on target here- the goal scored by Jack Grealish.

xG Man Utd 1.08-0.55 Man City shots map (Actual score MUFC 2-1 MCFC)

1-0 Grealish header goal vs Man Utd xG 0.40
1-1 Bruno Fernandes goal vs Man City xG 0.22
2-1 Rashford goal vs Man City xG 0.51

xG Man Utd vs Manchester City 2023 January 14

MU vs Man City 2-1 Match Stats 2023 for comparison

(MUFC stats on left; Manchester City stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Napoli vs Juventus 2023 | Expected Goals Match Stats Napoli Juve 5-1

By Soccer Blog | Jan 13, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) and match stats from Napoli vs Juventus on 13 January, 2023 (Friday). Juve had conceded very few goals in Serie A prior to this clash, but let in FIVE in this game alone against the league leaders.

xG Napoli 2.03-0.81 Juventus shots map (Actual score Napoli 5-1 Juve)

1-0 Osimhen header goal vs Juventus xG 0.45
2-0 Kvaratskhelia goal v Juve xG 0.30
2-1 Di Maria goal vs Napoli xG 0.16
3-1 Rrahmani goal vs Juventus xG 0.08
4-1 Osimhen header goal vs Juve xG 0.22
5-1 Elmas goal vs Juventus xG 0.11

xG Napoli vs Juventus 2023

Napoli Juventus 5-1 Match Stats for comparison

(Napoli game stats on left; Juve match stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Fulham vs Chelsea 2023 | Expected Goals FFC 2-1 CFC Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jan 13, 2023

Here is a look at the xG stats from Fulham vs Chelsea (January 12, 2023). This was a Chelsea debut for Joao Felix, who was sent off in the second half.

xG Fulham 0.65-2.16 Chelsea shots map (Actual score FFC 2-1 CFC)

1-0 Willian goal vs Chelsea xG 0.06
1-1 Koulibaly goal vs Fulham xG 0.68
2-1 Vinicius header goal vs Chelsea xG 0.31

xG Fulham vs Chelsea 2022

Kai Havertz 2′ chance vs Fulham xG 0.36- takes deflection
Lewis Hall 2′ chance vs Fulham xG 0.25- saved by keeper
Reid chance vs Chelsea xG 0.06 (hits woodwork)

Felix 33′ chance vs Fulham was offside

Fulham vs Chelsea 2-1 Match Stats for comparison

(FFC stats on left; Chelsea stats on right) Continue Reading >>

No shots on target for Man City under Guardiola in a game! xG Southampton vs Manchester City Carabao Cup 2023 Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jan 12, 2023

No shot on target for Man City in a game under Pep Guardiola as manager? Pretty unthinkable, but that is precisely what happened in the EFL Cup quarterfinal between the two sides on January 11, 2023.

Not much to choose on xG though- both of Southampton’s goals here were well-struck ones.

xG Southampton 0.68-0.75 Man City shots map (Actual score Saints 2-0 MCFC)

1-0 Mara goal v Man City xG 0.08
2-0 Djenepo goal vs Man City Carabao Cup xG 0.05 (keeper off his line)

xG Southampton vs Man City 2023 Carabao Cup

Southampton vs Man City 2-0 Match Stats for comparison

(Saints game stats on left; MCFC match stats on right)

Saints 2-0 Manchester City League Cup Match Stats
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PSG vs Angers 2023 Player Ratings L’Equipe Newspaper- Ekitike Messi Mukiele

By Soccer Blog | Jan 12, 2023

Click here for Rennes vs PSG 2023 Player Ratings January 15

Here is a look at the player ratings for Paris SG vs Angers SCO from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. PSG won 2-0 with Hugo Ekitike and Lionel Messi scoring for the home side. Ekitike and Messi along with Mukiele are the highest rated Paris SG players by L’Equipe here, with the trio getting a 7/10. PSG have a team rating of 5.8/10. Angers have a team rating of 4.3/10 with their goalkeeper (6/10) their best rated player.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris-Angers

PSG vs Angers 2023 Player Ratings L'Equipe

xG Oxford United vs Arsenal FA Cup 2023 | Expected Goals OUFC 0-3 AFC Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jan 10, 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Oxford United vs Arsenal (FA Cup 9 January, 2023). Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners after a strong second half performance.

xG Oxford United 0.31-2.32 Arsenal shots map (Actual score OUFC 0-3 AFC)

0-1 Elneny header vs Oxford xG 0.30
0-2 Nketiah first goal vs Oxford United xG 0.90
0-3 Nketiah second goal vs Oxford United xG 0.15

xG Oxford United vs Arsenal 2023 FA Cup

OUFC vs Arsenal 0-3 FA Cup 3rd Round Match Stats for comparison

(Oxford stats on left; Arsenal game stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Man City vs Chelsea FA Cup January 8 2023 | Expected Goals Match Stats MCFC 4-0 CFC Attendance 51,505

By Soccer Blog | Jan 8, 2023

Here is a look at the xG stats from Man City v Chelsea (Attendance 51,505 in the FA Cup Third Round 8 Jan, 2023). City comfortably won this game 4-0.

Chelsea had ZERO shots in the entirety of the first half (neither attempted nor on target, so zero xG at the interval).

xG Man City 2.70-0.09 Chelsea shots map (Actual score MCFC 4-0 CFC)

1-0 Mahrez free kick v Chelsea xG 0.05
2-0 Alvarez penalty vs Chelsea xG 0.80
3-0 Foden goal vs Chelsea xG 0.55
4-0 Mahrez penalty v Chelsea xG 0.80

xG Man City vs Chelsea FA Cup 2023

Manchester City vs Chelsea 4-0 FA Cup Match Stats for comparison

(MCFC match stats on left; Chelsea game stats on right) Continue Reading >>

No Spaniard in Real Madrid starting lineup for the first time | No Spanish player in XI vs Villarreal January 2023

By Soccer Blog | Jan 7, 2023

The Los Blancos starting lineup vs Villarreal on January 7, 2023 marked the first time that there was no Spanish player in the starting lineup for Real Madrid in the club’s history.

The first time there was no Spanish player in the Real Madrid starting lineup (v Villarreal January 7, 2023)

Courtois, Mendy, Alaba, Rudiger, Militao, Kroos, Tchouameni, Modric, Vini, Benzema, Valverde.

Real Madrid lost the game 2-1.

Real Madrid starting XI v Villarreal (away) on January 7, 2023 by nationality

France (3)- Tchouameni, Ferland Mendy, Benzema
Brazil (2)- Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao
Germany (2)- Kroos, Rudiger
Croatia (1)- Modric
Belgium (1)- Courtois
Austria (1)- Alaba
Uruguay (1)- Valverde

Real Madrid starting XI vs Villarreal 2023

xG Chelsea vs Man City Premier League January 5 2023 | Expected Goals CFC 0-1 MCFC Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Jan 6, 2023

Click here for xG stats Man City 4-0 Chelsea FA Cup 8 January 2023

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Chelsea vs Manchester City on January 5, 2023. MCFC edged the clash 1-0 thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s second half winner.

xG Chelsea 0.63-1.75 Man City shots map (Actual score CFC 0-1 MCFC)

0-1 Mahrez goal vs Chelsea xG 0.65

Some other notable chances

Haaland 37′, Ake and Bernardo Silva 51′ (Hit woodwork and blocked), Haaland 73′

Thiago Silva 56′, Lewis Hall 90+1′

xG Chelsea vs Man City 2023 January 5

Chelsea vs Man City 0-1 Match Stats for comparison

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

RC Lens vs PSG 2023 Player Ratings L’Equipe Newspaper | RCL 3-1 Paris SG

By Soccer Blog | Jan 2, 2023

Here is a look at the player ratings for Lens vs PSG (January 1 2023) from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. Lens beat Paris Saint Germain 3-1, handing the latter their first league loss of the 2022/23 season in the process!

PSG get a team rating of 4 from L’Equipe, with RCL given a 7.3/10. Hakimi the best Paris player with a 6/10 rating, with Donnarumma, Soler, Ruiz and Ramos the lowest rated players at 3/10.

L’Equipe player ratings Lens vs PSG 3-1

Lens vs PSG 2023 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Premier League Table on 1st January 2023 | Standings at the start of the New Year

By Soccer Blog | Jan 1, 2023

Here is a look at the Premier League table as it stood on 1st January 2023 (New Years Day 2023). These are the standings at the end of the year 2022/beginning of the year 2023 (all fixtures for the 22/23 season up to 31 December 2022)

22/23 Premier League football table on 1st January 2023 (New Year’s Day 2023)

2022-23 season at the beginning of the new year (1 Jan 2023 0.01 time)

Premier League Table at the start of 2023
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xG Arsenal vs West Ham 2022 Boxing Day | Expected Goals AFC 3-1 WHUFC Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Dec 27, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Arsenal vs West Ham on December 26, 2022 (Boxing Day). WHUFC took the lead through Benrahma’s first half penalty, but a strong second half performance from the Gunners saw them emerge 3-1 winners.

xG Arsenal 2.03-1.05 West Ham shots map (Actual score AFC 3-1 WHUFC)

0-1 Benrahma penalty goal v Arsenal xG 0.80
1-1 Saka goal vs West Ham xG 0.63
2-1 Martinelli goal vs West Ham xG 0.06
3-1 Nketiah goal vs West Ham xG 0.20

xG Arsenal vs West Ham 2022 December Boxing Day

Arsenal vs West Ham 3-1 Match Stats for comparison

(AFC stats on left; WHUFC stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Aston Villa Liverpool December 26 2022 | Expected Goals AVFC 1-3 LFC Match Stats Boxing Day

By Soccer Blog | Dec 26, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Aston Villa vs Liverpool on Boxing Day (December 26, 2022). A game with plenty of decent missed chances for both sides and it reflects in the relatively high xG (Bailey, Watkins and McGinn chances for Villa and several Nunez chances for Liverpool)

xG Aston Villa 1.44-2.79 Liverpool shots map (Actual score AVFC 1-3 LFC)

0-1 Salah goal vs Villa xG 0.52
0-2 VVD goal vs Aston Villa xG 0.03
1-2 Watkins header v Liverpool xG 0.14
1-3 Bajcetic goal vs Aston Villa xG 0.51

xG Aston Villa vs Liverpool 2022 Boxing Day

AVFC vs LFC 1-3 Match Stats for comparison

(AVFC stats on left, LFC on right) Continue Reading >>

Premier League Table at Christmas (2022-2023) this season and comparing with last season (2021-22)

By Soccer Blog | Dec 25, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League standings at Christmas last season (21/22) and this season (22/23). Man City were top of the table at Christmas 2021, but Arsenal lead the PL standings at Christmas 2022.

Combined Premier League Table Christmas Eve 2022 (this current 22/23 season)

Premier League Table at Christmas 2022
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xG Manchester United vs Burnley League Cup 2022 | MUFC 2-0 Burnley Attendance 62,062 Carabao Cup Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Dec 23, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Man Utd vs Burnley (Attendance 62,062 in Carabao Cup December 2022). United won the game 2-0, but Burnley did have a few decent chances of their own, with the likes of Barnes and Churlinov going close.

xG Man United 1.73-0.95 Burnley shots map (Actual score MUFC 2-0 Burnley)

1-0 Eriksen goal vs Burnley xG 0.70
2-0 Rashford goal vs Burnley xG 0.08

xG Man Utd vs Burnley 2022 EFL Cup

Man Utd vs Burnley 2-0 Match Stats for comparison

(MUFC stats on left; Burnley game stats on right)

MU 2-0 Burnley Carabao Cup 2022 Match Stats

xG Man City vs Liverpool Carabao Cup 2022 | Expected Goals MCFC 3-2 LFC Match Stats EFL Cup 22 December

By Soccer Blog | Dec 23, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Man City vs Liverpool (Carabao Cup 22 December, 2022). City won this five goal thriller 3-2, and on xG they were pretty deserving winners, especially with the quality of their first half performance.

xG Man City 2.01-0.82 Liverpool shots map (Actual score MCFC 3-2 LFC)

1-0 Haaland goal vs Liverpool EFL Cup xG 0.07
1-1 Carvalho goal vs Man City Cup xG 0.22
2-1 Mahrez goal vs Liverpool Cup xG 0.20
2-2 Salah goal vs Man City Cup xG 0.25
3-2 Ake header goal vs Liverpool Cup xG 0.14

xG Man City vs Liverpool 2022 Carabao Cup

Some other notable missed chances in Man City LFC Carabao Cup game

1st minute Haaland chance v Liverpool xG 0.10 (had to lift ball over incoming keeper)
6th minute Palmer chance vs Liverpool xG 0.40 (very good chance from close range)
36th minute Gundogan chance vs Liverpool xG 0.27 (saved by Kelleher)
38th minute Ake chance v Liverpool xG 0.11 (header at Kelleher) Continue Reading >>

FIFA Team Ranking After World Cup 2022- Brazil 1st, Germany in 14th!

By Soccer Blog | Dec 21, 2022

Here is a look at the official FIFA team rankings just after the 2022 Football World Cup. Brazil are first while newly crowned winners Argentina are 2nd. Germany have dropped to 14th in the world rankings, below both Switzerland and the United States.

Italy are 8th in the rankings after the 2022 World Cup (they didn’t qualify for the tournament!).

Top 20 soccer teams in the world as per FIFA ranking just after World Cup 2022

FIFA Team Rankings After World Cup 2022
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L’Equipe Bild AS Newspaper Player Ratings Argentina France 2022 World Cup Final | Mbappe Messi Emi Martinez

By Soccer Blog | Dec 19, 2022

Here is a look at the European newspaper (Bild, L’Equipe, Diario AS, Sport etc) player ratings for the Argentina vs France World Cup final. Argentina had more chances as shown on xG, and eventually edged this game on penalties following a strong French second half comeback.

L’Equipe French newspaper player ratings for Football World Cup Final December 18 2022

Mbappe is the highest ranked individual player on both sides with a 9/10 rating from L’Equipe. Antoine Griezmann and Theo Hernandez with the lowest player rating (3/10).

Interestingly, L’Equipe have given Polish referee Marciniak a 2/10 rating for the final.

L' Equipe Paper Ratings Argentina France

Nice Matin French player ratings v Argentina FWC 2022

Nice Matin loved the match, giving it a 9/10 game rating, but not the performances of the French starting XI except Mbappe.

Nice Matin French Player Ratings Argentina 2022

Bild player ratings Argentina 3-3 France WC final

Lower the rating, better the player. So Messi, Mbappe, Di Maria, MacAllister and Emi Martinez the best players in the World Cup final according to German paper Bild.

They also thought Upamecano was one of the worst players for France!

Bild Player Ratings Argentina France World Cup Final 2022
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xG Argentina vs France 2022 World Cup Final | Expected Goals Match Stats Arg 3-3 Fra Kolo Muani Lautaro Martinez chances

By Soccer Blog | Dec 18, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from the Argentina vs France World Cup final (Attendance 88,966 in Lusail) on December 18, 2022. Man of the Match award number five for Lionel Messi at the 2022 WC as the Albiceleste prevailed 4-2 on penalties.

France had their first shot of the whole game only in the 68th minute (they had ZERO xG at half time!)– a header from Kolo Muani from a corner.

Also click here to see French and European sports newspaper player ratings for WC final.

xG Argentina 3.35-2.21 France shots map (Actual score Arg 3-3 FRA)

Argentina 1-0 France Messi penalty goal vs France xG 0.80
Argentina 2-0 France Di Maria goal vs France xG 0.40
Argentina 2-1 France Mbappe penalty goal v Argentina xG 0.80
Argentina 2-2 France Mbappe second goal vs Argentina xG 0.05
Argentina 3-2 France Messi goal vs France xG 0.65
Argentina 3-3 France Mbappe hat trick goal v Argentina pen xG 0.80

xG Argentina France Football World Cup Final 2022

Some other notable chances in Argentina v France 3-3 and their individual xG

17th minute Di Maria chance vs France xG 0.12
90+7 Messi shot vs France xG 0.05 (good save from Lloris)
105th minute Lautaro chance vs France xG 0.30 (blocked by Upamecano)
105+1 Lautaro chance vs France xG 0.25
120th minute Kolo Muani chance vs Argentina xG 0.27 (saved by Martinez)
120+1′ Lautaro header chance vs France xG 0.15 (wide) Continue Reading >>

2022 Football World Cup Man of the Match Winners | List of MOTM awards at FIFA WC 2022

By Soccer Blog | Dec 17, 2022

Here is a look at the Man of the Match winners from all games at the 2022 FIFA Football World Cup held in Qatar in November and December 2022.

Last updated after Argentina v France final (MOTM Messi) on December 18, 2022.

Who won the most Man of the Match awards at the 2022 World Cup?

It is Lionel Messi who has been MOTM in 5 of Argentina’s 7 games (v Mexico, Australia, Netherlands, Croatia and France). Kylian Mbappe was Match of the Match three times

Final

Argentina vs France 3-3 (4-2 on penalties) MOTM Lionel Messi

Third Place

Croatia vs Morocco 2-1 (Man of the Match Josko Gvardiol)

Semi final MOTM

France vs Morocco 2-0 (Man of the Match Antoine Griezmann)
Argentina vs Croatia 3-0 (Man of the Match Lionel Messi)

2022 WC Quarterfinal MOTM Winners

England vs France 1-2 (Olivier Giroud)
Morocco vs Portugal 1-0 (Yassine Bounou)
Netherlands vs Argentina 2-2 (3-4 on penalties) Lionel Messi
Croatia vs Brazil 1-1 (4-2 on penalties) Dominik Livakovic

Round of 16 FWC Man of the Match Winners 2022

Portugal vs Switzerland 6-1 (Goncalo Ramos)
Morocco vs Spain 0-0 (3-0 on penalties) Yassine Bounou
Brazil vs South Korea 4-1 (Neymar Jr)
Japan vs Croatia 1-1 (1-3 on penalties) Dominik Livakovic
England vs Senegal 3-0 (Harry Kane)
France vs Poland 3-1 (Kylian Mbappe)
Argentina vs Australia 2-1 (Lionel Messi)
Netherlands vs USA 3-1 (Denzel Dumfries) Continue Reading >>

L’Equipe AS Nice Matin Newspaper Player Ratings France 2-0 Morocco WC 2022 Semifinal

By Soccer Blog | Dec 16, 2022

Click here for L’Equipe and other newspaper player ratings for Argentina France World Cup final.

Here is a look at the France vs Morocco player ratings from the big French and European newspapers (L’Equipe, Diario AS, Diario Sport and Nice Matin). Unsurprisingly, lots of praise for Antoine Griezmann, who starred and got the MOTM as Les Bleus won 2-0 to set up a final clash against Argentina, who had beaten Croatia in the first semi final.

Also check out xG stats for France Morocco

L’Equipe French newspaper player ratings France Morocco 2-0

France 2-0 Morocco 2022 L'equipe player ratings

Diario AS Spanish newspaper player ratings France vs Morocco World Cup

France 2-0 Maroc Player Ratings Diario AS

Nice Matin paper French player ratings vs Morocco 2022

Nice Matin France Player Ratings vs Morocco World Cup

FRA MAR Diario Sport player ratings

France v Morocco Player Ratings World Cup Semifinal

xG France vs Morocco 2022 World Cup Semifinal | Expected Goals FRA 2-0 Maroc Match Stats Giroud El Yamiq Hamdallah chances

By Soccer Blog | Dec 15, 2022

Click here for xG stats France Argentina World Cup Final December 18 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from France vs Morocco (2022 World Cup semi-final on December 14, 2022). France won 2-0 thanks to goals from Theo Hernandez and substitute Randal Kolo Muani.

The more clear cut chances went to France- Giroud (17′) hit the woodwork first and then (36′) lashed over from close range after Mbappe had slipped while attempting a shot. Marcus Thuram (71′) had a decent header chance as well. Morocco’s El Yamiq (44′) acrobatically hit the woodwork before half time, and Hamdallah had a couple of decent opportunities after the interval- one where he failed to shoot, and the other deep into second half stoppage time.

xG France 1.95-0.92 Morocco shots map (Actual score France 2-0 Morocco)

France 1-0 Morocco Theo Hernandez goal vs Morocco xG 0.08
France 2-0 Morocco Kolo Muani goal vs Morocco xG 0.70

xG France vs Morocco World Cup Semifinal

Some other notable chances in France vs Morocco 2-0 WC Semifinal December 14 2022

10th minute Ounahi chance vs France xG 0.03 (long distance shot, good save from Lloris)
17th minute Giroud chance v Morocco xG 0.06 (hits the woodwork)
36th minute Mbappe chance v Morocco xG 0.35 and Giroud chance v Morocco xG 0.25
44th minute El Yamiq chance vs France xG 0.03
71st minute Marcus Thuram header chance vs Morocco xG 0.16
90+4′ Hamdallah chance v France xG 0.30 (blocked by Kounde) Continue Reading >>

xG Argentina Croatia 2022 World Cup Semi-final | Expected Goals Arg 3-0 Cro Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Dec 14, 2022

Click here for Argentina vs France xG stats WC 2022 Final

Click here for xG France vs Morocco WC 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Argentina vs Croatia on December 13, 2022 (first World Cup semifinal).

Croatia had more possession and shots than Argentina, but the superior quality of the Albiceleste’s chances shows here on the shots map, and they were comfortable winners at the end. They scored three goals, and could’ve scored three more- all very good chances. Only two of Croatia’s shots were on target- another indicator that they didn’t really threaten Emi Martinezin goal.

xG Argentina 2.57-0.54 Croatia shots map (Actual score Argentina 3-0 Croatia)

Argentina 1-0 Croatia Messi penalty v Croatia xG 0.80
Argentina 2-0 Croatia Alvarez first goal vs Croatia xG 0.65
Argentina 3-0 Croatia Alvarez second goal v Croatia xG 0.52

xG Argentina Croatia World Cup 2022 Semifinal

Other notable chances

43rd minute MacAllister chance vs Croatia (saved by Livakovic)
58th minute Messi chance v Croatia (saved by Livakovic)
83rd minute MacAllister chance v Croatia (wide) Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Argentina vs Croatia 2022 World Cup- Messi, Alvarez, Gvardiol

By Soccer Blog | Dec 14, 2022

Click here for Argentina 3-3 France Player Ratings from the European papers.

Here is a look at the player ratings for Argentina vs Croatia from the big European sports newspapers (L’Equipe, Diario AS and Sport) following Argentina’s 3-0 win over Croatia in the first World Cup semifinal.

Click here for xG stats and shots map for Argentina v Croatia

L’Equipe French newspaper player ratings Argentina vs Croatia 3-0 WC 2022

3/10 player ratings for Kramaric, Perisic and Sosa from L’Equipe.

Argentina vs Croatia 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Diario AS Spanish newspaper player ratings for Argentina Croatia semifinal

AS gave three stars to Tagliafico, Enzo, Messi and Alvarez, and deemed Sosa, Brozovic and Pasalic as not worthy of a rating.

Argentina vs Croatia Spanish Newspaper AS Player Ratings 2022

Diario Sport Spain Barcelona based player ratings for Argentina 3-0 Croatia

Player Ratings Argentina Hrvatska 3-0 Sport Newspaper

L’Equipe Nice Matin Newspaper Player Ratings England vs France World Cup 2022- Mbappe, Hernandez, Saka

By Soccer Blog | Dec 11, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings from well known French newspapers L’Equipe and Nice Matin for the England-France football World Cup Quarter final. Not much to choose between Less Bleus and the Three Lions as can be seen in the L’Equipe team ratings ( 5.5 vs 5.7)

Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Hugo Lloris the pick of the French players while Bukayo Saka was excellent for England.

L’Equipe Player Ratings England vs France FWC December 11 2022

England vs France 2022 World Cup L'equipe player ratings

Nice Matin paper French player ratings v England World Cup

Nice Matin France Player Ratings vs England WC

xG England vs France Football World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Eng 1-2 Fra Match Stats Quarterfinal

By Soccer Blog | Dec 10, 2022

Click here for expected goals stats from France vs Argentina FWC Final 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from England vs France (Football World Cup 2022 Quarterfinal Attendance 68,895 December 10, 2022). England were the better side, especially in the second half, and that is reflected in the match stats and on xG. A missed penalty from Harry Kane cost the Three Lions

xG England 2.36-1.08 France shots map (Actual score England 1-2 France)

England 0-1 France Tchouameni goal v England xG 0.02
England 1-1 France Kane penalty v France xG 0.80
England 1-2 France Giroud header v England xG 0.15

xG France vs England Football World Cup 2022

Other notable missed opportunities/chances in England France and their xG

84th minute Kane second missed penalty v France xG 0.80
77th minute Giroud chance v England xG 0.55 (saved by Pickford)
70th minute Maguire header chance v France xG 0.10 (hits post)
39th minute Mbappe chance v England xG 0.13 (over bar)
22nd minute Kane chance v France xG 0.16 (saved by Lloris) Continue Reading >>

xG Argentina vs Netherlands 2022 World Cup | Expected Goals Match Stats Argentina 2-2 Holland Quarterfinal

By Soccer Blog | Dec 9, 2022

Click here for Argentina 3-3 France xG stats FIFA Soccer WC Final

Click here for xG stats Argentina 3-0 Croatia 2022 World Cup semifinal

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Argentina vs Netherlands, which the former won on penalties. Holland only really got going towards the end of the second half (after 80 minutes, when they were trailing 2-0). They had only one shot (that too not on target) till the 83rd minute.

xG Argentina 1.93-0.52 Netherlands shots map (Actual score Argentina 2-2 Holland)

xG Netherlands vs Argentina 2022

1-0 Molina goal vs Holland xG 0.45
2-0 Messi penalty goal vs Netherlands xG 0.80
2-1 Weghorst header vs Argentina xG 0.06
2-2 Weghorst second goal vs Argentina xG 0.14

Holland 2-2 Argentina Match Stats for comparison

(Holland stats on left; Argentine stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Brazil vs Croatia 2022 World Cup Quarterfinal | Expected Goals Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Dec 9, 2022

Click here for xG expected goals stats Argentina vs Croatia WC semifinal

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Croatia vs Brazil on December 9, 2022. Brazil dominated the game, but it went to penalties where Croatia won. Croatia had just one shot on target in the entire game, and that was the goal they scored.

xG Brazil 2.65-0.70 Croatia shots map (Actual score Brazil 1-1 Croatia)

xG Croatia vs Brazil 2022 World Cup

Brazil 1-0 Croatia Neymar goal vs Croatia xG 0.56
Brazil 1-1 Croatia Petkovic goal vs Brazil xG 0.11

Some other decent chances: Lucas Paqueta 66′, Neymar Jr 55′ Continue Reading >>

Marca, Diario AS, Sport, Mundo- Spanish Newspaper Headline After Spain World Cup Loss to Morocco 2022

By Soccer Blog | Dec 7, 2022

Here is a look at the front pages of the big Spanish sports newspapers (Marca, Diario AS, Mundo Deportivo, Diario Sport) after Spain exited the 2022 World Cup following a loss on penalties to Morocco. The game finished 0-0 in AET and Spain lost 3-0 in the shootout.

Diario Sport frontpage December 7, 2022 after Spain World Cup loss

Diario Sport Spain Newspaper Reaction After World Cup Exit

Mundo Deportivo Spanish newspaper headline after Spain Round of 16 Exit

Mundo Deportivo Frontpage after Spanish 2022 World Cup Exit

Diario AS sports paper reaction to Spain 2022 World Cup defeat

Diario AS Newspaper Frontpage after Spain loss to Morocco 2022
Continue Reading >>

xG England vs Senegal World Cup Round of 16 | Expected Goals Match Stats Eng 3-0 Sen Attendance 65985

By Soccer Blog | Dec 5, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from England vs Senegal (Round of 16 WC, Attendance 65,985 on December 4, 2022). England had more possession and the better chances, while Senegal had more shots.

xG England 1.31-0.97 Senegal shots map (Actual score England 3-0 Senegal)

1-0 Henderson goal vs Senegal xG 0.31
2-0 Kane goal vs Senegal xG 0.25
3-0 Saka goal vs Senegal xG 0.33

Sarr 23rd minute chance v England xG 0.50 (shoots high)
Boulaye Dia 32nd minute chance v England xG 0.08 (saved by Pickford) Continue Reading >>

xG Wales vs England Football World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Wales 0-3 England Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Nov 30, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Wales v England (Attendance 44,297 in Al Rayyan on 29 November, 2022). England won 3-0, with all three of their goals coming in the second half.

xG Wales 0.33-2.49 England shots map (Actual score Wales 0-3 England)

0-1 Rashford free kick vs Wales xG 0.05
0-2 Foden goal vs Wales xG 0.38
0-3 Rashford second goal vs Wales xG 0.10

xG Wales vs England 2022 World Cup

Rashford 10th minute chance v Wales xG 0.40
Foden 77th minute chance vs Wales xG 0.38
Stones 90+1th minute chance vs Wales xG 0.25

Wales vs England 0-3 Match Stats for comparison

(Welsh stats on left; English game stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Portugal Uruguay World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Por 2-0 Uru Match Stats Bentancur Suarez misses

By Soccer Blog | Nov 29, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Portugal vs Uruguay (28 November, 2022). Portugal won the game 2-0, although Uruguay had the better chances, and that’s reflected in the xG statistics.

Portugal 1.22-1.40 Uruguay shots map (Actual score Portugal 2-0 Uruguay)

1-0 Bruno first goal vs Uruguay xG 0.01
2-0 Bruno second penalty goal vs Uruguay xG 0.80

xG Portugal vs Uruguay 2022

xG of some notable Uruguay misses /chances vs Portugal WC 2022

32nd minute Bentancur chance vs Portugal xG 0.55
75th minute Maxi Gomez chance vs Portugal xG 0.05 (hits woodwork)
78th minute Luis Suarez chance vs Portugal xG 0.28
79th minute Arrascaeta chance vs Portugal xG 0.20 Continue Reading >>

xG South Korea vs Ghana 2022 WC Shots Map | Expected Goals Korea 2-3 Black Stars Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Nov 28, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) shots map and match stats from South Korea vs Ghana on November 28, 2022. A big win for Ghana, who edged this five goal thriller. Korea had more shots (and thus more xG) but Ghana made the most of their opportunities.

xG South Korea 1.82-1.61 Ghana shots map (Actual score KOR 2-3 GHA)

xG South Korea vs Ghana 2022 World Cup

Korea vs Black Stars 2-3 Match Stats for comparison

(SKR stats on left; Ghana stats on right)

Korea 2-3 Black Stars Match Stats WC

xG Spain vs Germany World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Espana 1-1 Deutschland Match Stats

By Soccer Blog | Nov 28, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Spain vs Germany (Attendance 68,895 on November 27, 2022). The Germans scored a late goal through Fullkrug to keep their tournament alive, having lost to Japan in their opener. Spain, against whom Costa had no xG, stay top of the group.

xG Spain 0.61-1.13 Germany shots map (Actual score Spain 1-1 Germany)

1-0 Morata goal vs Germany xG 0.24
1-1 Fullkrug goal vs Spain xG 0.18

xG Spain vs Germany World Cup 2022

Musiala chance vs Spain xG 0.32 (saved by Unai Simon) Continue Reading >>

xG England USA World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Eng 0-0 USMNT McKennie Kane chances

By Soccer Blog | Nov 26, 2022

Click here for xG stats for Wales v England World Cup 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from England vs United States (Attendance of 68,463 for the game) on November 25, 2022. The game ended in a 0-0 draw, with chances at a premium.

xG England 0.70-0.59 USA shots map (Actual score England 0-0 United States)

Some notable chances in England vs USA and their individual xG

10th minute Kane chance vs USA xG 0.22 (blocked by Zimmerman)
90+3′ Kane header chance vs USA xG 0.11

26th minute McKennie chance vs England xG 0.14

xG England vs USA World Cup 2022
Continue Reading >>

England vs USA World Cup Attendance 68,463 | Bigger crowd than 2022 WC opener at same stadium

By Soccer Blog | Nov 25, 2022

An official attendance of 68,463 was registered for the England vs United States 2022 World Cup game at the Al Bayt Stadium. The crowd for England v USA was bigger than the fans who turned up for the first game of the tournament between Qatar and Ecuador at the same venue, and the third biggest attendance of the 2022 World Cup so far (after Brazil-Serbia and Argentina-Saudi in Lusail) Continue Reading >>

xG Portugal Ghana World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats Portugal 3-2 Black Stars Attendance 42662

By Soccer Blog | Nov 24, 2022

Click here for xG stats from Portugal vs Uruguay World Cup 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Portugal vs Ghana (Attendance 42,662 at Stadium 974, Doha on November 24, 2022). Ghana did nothing on xG in the first half (they had 0 xG at half time), but gave Portugal a real scare after the interval, with all five goals of the game coming in the second half.

xG Portugal 2.10-1.19 Ghana shots map (Actual score Portugal 3-2 Ghana)

1-0 Ronaldo penalty v Ghana xG 0.80
1-1 Ayew goal vs Portugal xG 0.68
2-1 Felix goal vs Ghana xG 0.20
3-1 Leao goal vs Ghana xG 0.21
3-2 Bukhari goal vs Portugal xG 0.30

Other notable chances for Portugal: Ronaldo 10′, Ronaldo 13′ Continue Reading >>

xG Belgium vs Canada World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats Diables Rouges 1-0 CANMNT Attendance 40,432

By Soccer Blog | Nov 24, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for Belgium vs Canada (Attendance 40,432 on November 23, 2022). Belgium won 1-0, but Canada dominated xG (they had 14 shots in the first half without scoring) and also had a missed penalty from Alphonso Davies.

xG Belgium 0.82-2.61 Canada shots map (Actual score Belgium 1-0 Canada)

1-0 Batshuayi goal vs Canada xG 0.39

Notable opportunities for Canada: Davies missed penalty 10′ and David followup shot 11′ | Buchanan 45+2′ Continue Reading >>

Zero xG for a team in a World Cup game | Expected Goals Spain 7-0 Costa Rica Match Stats WC 2022

By Soccer Blog | Nov 23, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Spain vs Costa Rica (Attendance 40,013 in Group E). 0 xG for Costa Rica in this World Cup game- they failed to muster even a single shot in the entire game.

xG Spain 3.13-0.00 Costa Rica shots map (Actual score Spain 7-0 Costa Rica)

1-0 Olmo goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.53
2-0 Asensio goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.08
3-0 Ferran Torres penalty goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.80
4-0 Ferran second goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.25
5-0 Gavi goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.07
6-0 Soler goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.60
7-0 Morata goal vs Costa Rica xG 0.12 Continue Reading >>

xG Germany Japan World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats Ger 1-2 Japan WC

By Soccer Blog | Nov 23, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Germany vs Japan (Attendance 42,608 at the Khalifa Stadium) on November 23, 2022. The second major upset in this tournament after Argentina Saudi Arabia. Germany dominated possession-over 70% and shots, but were beaten after taking the lead.

Japan had just ONE shot in the first half, but improved in the second and took their chances. Germany had theirs, with Gnabry, Hoffman and Gundogan all going close, but it wasn’t enough.

xG Germany 3.44-1.73 Japan shots map (Actual score GER 1-2 JPN)

1-0 Gundogan penalty goal vs Japan xG 0.80
1-1 Doan goal vs Germany xG 0.60
1-2 Asano goal vs Germany xG 0.15 Continue Reading >>

xG Argentina Saudi Arabia 2022 World Cup | Expected Goals Match Stats Arg 1-2 KSA

By Soccer Blog | Nov 22, 2022

Click here for xG stats for Argentina vs Mexico 2-0 World Cup 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Argentina vs Saudi Arabia. A stunning upset in front of 88,012 fans at the Lusail Stadium. Only two shots on target for Saudi Arabia, and they scored from both.

xG Argentina 2.29-0.15 Saudi Arabia shots map (Actual score ARG 1-2 KSA)

While Argentina had more xG by virtue of having more shots, their two biggest ones were the Messi spot kick and the Enzo/Tagliafico chance after the hour mark. They also had three goals disallowed through offside in the first half.

1-0 Messi penalty goal vs Saudi Arabia xG 0.80
1-1 Al-Shehri goal vs Argentina xG 0.06
1-2 Al-Dawsari goal vs Argentina xG 0.05 Continue Reading >>

xG USA vs Wales 2022 World Cup | Expected Goals USMNT 1-1 Wales Attendance 43,418

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2022

expected goals stats for England v USMNT 2022 World Cup

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for USA vs Wales (Attendance 43,418 in Group B, FIFA World Cup 2022 on November 21, 2022 at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan). All three relatively big chances that weren’t converted (Sargent for the US and Ben Davies/Moore for Wales) were header opportunities. The other Group B game- England v Iran had a crowd of 45334.

xG USA 0.78-1.53 Wales (Actual score USA 1-1 Wales)

1-0 Weah goal vs Wales xG 0.40
1-1 Bale penalty goal v USA xG 0.80

xG USA vs Wales 2022 World Cup

Other notable chances: Josh Sargent 10′ | Ben Davies 64′ | Kiefer Moore 65

US vs Wales 1-1 Match Stats for comparison

(USA stats on left, Wales stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG England Iran World Cup 2022 | Expected Goals England 6-2 Team Melli Match Stats WC

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2022

Click here for xG and match stats for England v USA Second Game

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats for the 2022 World Cup England vs Iran clash earlier today (November 21, 2022). The game finished 6-2 in favour of Gareth Southgate’s side, although their relatively low xG indicates that their goals were well taken. The England Iran game had an attendance of 45334, lower than the 67,372 crowd who turned up for the opening game of the 2022 WC between Qatar and Ecuador.

Also check out xG stats for the USA v Wales game

xG England 2.13-1.46 Iran shots map (Actual score England 6-2 Iran)

xG England vs Iran World Cup 2022

1-0 Bellingham header goal vs Iran xG 0.09
2-0 Saka first goal v Iran xG 0.06
3-0 Sterling goal vs Iran xG 0.28
4-0 Saka second goal vs Iran xG 0.15
4-1 Taremi goal vs England xG 0.10
5-1 Rashford goal vs Iran xG 0.45
6-1 Grealish goal vs Iran xG 0.63
6-2 Taremi penalty goal vs England xG 0.80

Azmoun 90+8′ chance vs England xG 0.40 (Pickford gets a hand, the shot hits the bar) Continue Reading >>

England vs Iran Attendance 45,334 World Cup 2022 | Crowd Figure Al Rayyan WC November 21

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2022

An official attendance of 45,334 was registered for England vs Iran at the 2022 World Cup. The crowd at the Khalifa Stadium in Al Rayyan saw the Three Lions beat Team Melli 6-2 in their Group B WC clash (21 Nov 2022). This was Game 2 of the 2022 World Cup- game 1 between hosts Qatar and Ecuador had an attendance of 67372.

Some attendances for England’s first game at recent FIFA World Cups for comparison

England v Iran 2022 World Cup attendance: 45,334

Tunisia v England 2018 World Cup attendance: 41,064 (Volgograd)

England v Italy 2014 WC attendance: 39,800 (Manaus)

England vs USA 2010 WC crowd: 38,646 (Rustenburg)

England Paraguay 2006 WC attendance: 48,000 (Frankfurt)

England v Sweden 2002 World Cup attendance: 52,721 (Saitama)

England 6-2 Iran 2022 World Cup

Qatar vs Ecuador 2022 Player Ratings Newspaper L’Equipe Diario AS

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for the first game of the 2022 World Cup- Qatar v Ecuador (Attendance of 67,372 for Qat Ecu) from well known European sports newspapers L’Equipe and Diario AS. It wasn’t really a classic or a game for the ages, and the ratings reflect that.

L’Equipe French newspaper player ratings Qatar 0-2 Ecuador 2022 World Cup

qatar vs ecuador player ratings 2022 l'equipe

Diario AS Spanish newspaper player ratings Qatar 0-2 Ecuador WC 2022

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador Player Ratings Diario AS

Qatar vs Ecuador Attendance 67,372 2022 World Cup | Crowd Figure for first game of FIFA WC 2022 November 20

By Soccer Blog | Nov 20, 2022

Click here for attendance stats for Argentina vs Saudi on November 22, 2022 (even bigger crowd than tournament opener)

Ecuador beat hosts Qatar 2-0 in the first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with 67,372 officially in attendance at the Al Bayt stadium on November 20, 2022. The 67,372 strong crowd however ended up seeing Qatar as the first host nation to lose their World Cup opener. Enner Valencia scored both goals for Ecuador.

Some attendance stats for first / opening game of recent FIFA World Cups for comparison

Qatar vs Ecuador 2022 World Cup attendance – 67,372 (Al Bayt Stadium)

Russia vs Saudi Arabia 2018 World Cup attendance- 78,011 (Luzhniki, Moscow)

Brazil vs Croatia 2014 World Cup Attendance- 62,103 (Sao Paulo)

South Africa vs Mexico 2010 WC Attendance- 84,490 (Soccer City, Johannesburg)

Germany vs Costa Rica 2006 WC Attendance- 64,950 (Munich)

France vs Senegal 2002 World Cup crowd- 62,561 (Seoul)

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador 2022

Netherlands Squad Numbers World Cup 2022 | Holland Jersey Nos for WC 2022 Qatar 26 member

By Soccer Blog | Nov 19, 2022

Here is a look at the official shirt numbers for the 26 man Netherlands squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Dutch are coached by Louis van Gaal.

Netherlands Squad Numbers World Cup 2022

Who wears

Jersey No 1 for Holland- Remko Pasveer (Goalkeeper Ajax)
Shirt Number 2 for Netherlands- Jurrien Timber (Ajax)
Jersey No.3 for Netherlands- Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich)
Shirt Number 4 for Holland- Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool- also Dutch WC captain)
Jersey No.5 for Netherlands- Nathan Ake (Man City)
Shirt Number 6 for Netherlands- Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan) Continue Reading >>

Newspaper Player Ratings Oman vs Germany 2022 World Cup Friendly

By Soccer Blog | Nov 18, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings from Bild and Kicker following Germany’s 1-0 win over Oman in their pre World Cup friendly. Goalkeeper and skipper Manuel Neuer the pick of the starting players in these ratings (the lower the rating, the better). Niklas Fullkrug scored on debut as Die Mannschaft edged this game 1-0 in front of a 25,654 strong crowd.

Bild ratings Oman 0-1 Germany Friendly November 2022

Bild gave Fullkrug a 2 rating off the bench

Oman vs Germany 2022 Player Ratings Bild

Kicker player ratings Oman Germany

Kicker player ratings Oman 0-1 Germany 2022

Marseille vs Lyon Player Ratings November 6 2022- Lacazette, Aouar, Tavares

By Soccer Blog | Nov 7, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Marseille vs Lyon (22/23 season). OM won this game 1-0 in front of a 62,975 strong crowd at the Velodrome.

L’Equipe gave both Lacazette and Aouar a 3/10 player rating, with Tavares getting a 5. The highest player ratings for OM against OL were for goal scorer Gigot and midfielder Vererout (7/10). Referee Letexier wasn’t too highly rated- only a 4/10 for him from L’Equipe.

L’Equipe player ratings OM vs OL November 2022

Marseille vs Lyon November 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Lorient vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings- Mbappe, Ekitike, Vitinha

By Soccer Blog | Nov 6, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Lorient 1-2 PSG on November 6, 2022 from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. The trio of Mbappe, Ekitike and Vitinha all got a 4/10 player rating. 7/10 was the highest rating from them, given to four PSG players (including goal scorers Danilo and Neymar) while Moffi was the only FCL player to get that rating. The lowest player rating- 3/10, went to FCL’s Innocent.

Lorient vs PSG 2022/23 Player Ratings L’Equipe

Team rating- not much to choose between FCL and Paris as seen below

Lorient vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe November

xG Chelsea vs Arsenal November 6 2022 | Expected Goals Match Stats CFC 0-1 AFC

By Soccer Blog | Nov 6, 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from Chelsea vs Arsenal (2022/23 season) on November 6, 2022. A pretty convincing win for the Gunners as shown by this expected goals map and the stats- all the best chances in the game went to them.

xG Chelsea 0.27-2.03 Arsenal shots map (Actual score CFC 0-1 AFC)

0-1 Gabriel goal vs Chelsea xG 0.78

29th minute Jesus header chance v Chelsea xG 0.27
35th minute Partey header chance v Chelsea xG 0.19
75th minute Odegaard chance vs Chelsea xG 0.10

xG Chelsea vs Arsenal 2022
Continue Reading >>

Only Teams with a 100% win record in group stages of UCL/UEL/UECL 2022-23 season

By Soccer Blog | Nov 4, 2022

Only two teams had a 100 percent record (won all six of their group stage games) in the Champions League/Europa League/Conference League in the 22/23 season.

Those two sides were Bayern Munich (100% record in the Group of Death in the Champions League) and West Ham United (100% record in Group B of the Conference League)

Bayern let in only two goals in a group that also consisted of Barca, Inter and Viktoria Plzen, and those two goals were against Plzen!

Bayern Munich Group C Champions League table 2022-2023 season

Group C Champions League 2022-23

West Ham Group B Conference League Table After Group Stage

Group B UECL 22-23 season

No team in the Europa League had a 100% record, but interestingly, Group F had all four teams finish on the same number of points.

Europa League Group where all teams finished on the same number of points! (Group F 2022-23 season)

By Soccer Blog | Nov 4, 2022

Group D in the Champions League might have been an extremely competitive one, but Group F in the 22/23 Europa League season had another unique achievement- all four teams in the group finished on the same number of points after the group stages.

Feyenoord, Midtjylland, Lazio and Sturm Graz all finished with 8 points after six games. All four teams in this UEL group had the exact same number of wins, losses and draws (2 each). Feyenoord scored 13 goals and conceded 9; Sturm Graz scored only 4 and conceded 10, but both ended up on eight points!

Feyenoord and Midtjylland qualified from the group, with Lazio dropping down to the Conference League.

Group F Europa League Standings for 2022-23 season

Europa League Group F Final Table 2022-23 Season

Group D Champions League Table before final matchday- Toughest UCL group ever?

By Soccer Blog | Nov 1, 2022

Here is a look at the Group D standings from the 2022/23 season of the Champions League before MD6 (the final round of fixtures). After MD5, all four teams were still in with a chance of progressing to the knockout stages- quite rare to see that happen in the CL these days. The toughest Champions League ever- we say possibly yes. Group D includes Tottenham, Sporting Lisbon, Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympique Marseille.

Group D UCL table after 5 games (going into MD6 fixtures)

Sporting vs Marseille and Frankfurt vs Tottenham in the last round of matches in Group D

Group D Champions League Table Before Final Matchday 6

Premier League Table at the end of October 2022 | PL Standings for 22/23 season

By Soccer Blog | Oct 31, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League table at the end of October 2022 (technically Game Week 14). Arsenal top of the table, with Nottingham Forest at the bottom. Liverpool suffered a rare loss at Anfield to Leeds United, while Man Utd closed in on the top four with a hard fought 1-0 win over West Ham.

Premier League Table after October 30, 2022 round of fixtures

Premier League Table October 2022 End

Table going into this round

Premier League Table at the end of October 2022

PSG vs Troyes 4-3 Player Ratings 2022 L’Equipe- Balde, Neymar, Messi

By Soccer Blog | Oct 30, 2022

Here are the player ratings for Paris SG vs Estac from well known French paper L’Equipe. PSG won this game 4-3, and a Troyes player (striker Balde) got the highest player rating with a 8/10- more than both Lionel Messi and Neymar. The lowest player rating for a Paris player against Troyes was Presnel Kimpembe (3/10)

PSG vs Troyes 4-3 Player Ratings L’Equipe

PSG vs Troyes 2022 Player Ratings l'Equipe

PSG 7-2 Maccabi Haifa 2022 Player Ratings L’Equipe Newspaper- Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

By Soccer Blog | Oct 26, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for PSG vs Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League following the French outfit’s 7-2 win on October 25, 2022. Both Messi and Mbappe get a 9/10 player rating from France’s premier sports newspaper L’Equipe. Coach Galtier gets a 8/10 manager rating.

On the Maccabi Haifa side, Atzili and Seck get a 4 and 5 respectively, but everyone else got a rating of 3 or lower from L’Equipe, with the team getting a cumulative 2.8/10

L’Equipe ratings Paris 7-2 Maccabi

PSG vs Maccabi Haifa 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe (1)

Ajaccio vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings- Messi, Ruiz, Soler, Marchetti

By Soccer Blog | Oct 22, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Ajaccio vs Paris Saint Germain from the well known L’Equipe newspaper. PSG won this game 3-0 thanks to goals from Messi and Mbappe, with the latter scoring a brace.

Messi was L’Equipe’s highest rated player for this Ajaccio Paris game with a 8/10. Behind him were Mbappe and Ruiz with a 7/10. Soler was the worst Paris SG player according to L’Equipe, getting a 4/10. On the Ajaccio side, Marchetti the highest with a 6/10 while Gonzalez and Youssouf both got a 3/10.

Ajaccio vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings

Premier League Table After 11 Games 22-23 | Standings in round when City Arsenal was postponed

By Soccer Blog | Oct 21, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League table after 11 matches in the 2022/23 (technically Game Week 12, but one week was postponed due to the Queen’s death). This midweek round of fixtures (Tuesday-Thursday) had Arsenal v Man City as well, but that was postponed to accommodate the Gunners’ Europa League commitments.

Also see previous Week 10 Premier League table 22/23 season (where Liverpool beat Man City)

PL table after Round 11 2022/23 season

Premier League After 11 Games 2022-23 Season

La Liga Table after First El Clasico of 2022/23 season | Spanish League Standings after 9 Games

By Soccer Blog | Oct 19, 2022

Here is a look at the La Liga table after the Real Madrid vs Barcelona October 2022 game (the first El El Clasico of this 22/23 season). Real won the game 3-1- Barca’s first league defeat of the campaign. Barca edged it on xG simply because of the sheer volume of their shots, but Los Blancos were good value for their victory.

La Liga Standings after Week 9 (2022-2023 season) (Spanish league table)

La Liga Table after first Clasico of 22-23 Season

Premier League Table after Liverpool vs Man City 2022-23 | PL Standings after first City loss of season

By Soccer Blog | Oct 19, 2022

Here is a look at the 22/23 Premier League table after 10 matches (technically GW11, but one round was cancelled). This game week also marked the first time Manchester City were beaten in the league this season, and saw them fall four behind leaders Arsenal as a result!

See Premier League Table for 22/23 after 9 rounds (the previous match week)

Premier League Standings after 11 rounds for 22/23 (the next match week of fixtures)

Premier League 2022/23 table after 10 matches | PL standings after Liverpool vs Man City game

Premier League Table After Liverpool vs Man City 2022-23

L’Equipe La Provence Newspaper Player Ratings PSG vs Marseille October 2022 Le Classique

By Soccer Blog | Oct 17, 2022

Here are the French newspaper player ratings for Paris SG vs OM (Le Classique on October 16, 2022). PSG won the game 1-0 thanks to Neymar’s goal on the stroke of half time.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris Saint Germain OM 2022/23 season

8/10 player ratings for Lopez, Mbemba and Neymar. 3/10 rating for Harit and 4/10 rating for Bernat, Alexis Sanchez, Veretout and Tavares.

PSG vs Marseille 2022-23 Player Ratings L'Equipe

La Provence Marseille player ratings vs PSG October 2022 Continue Reading >>

xG Real Madrid vs Barcelona October 16 2022 El Clasico | RMA 3-1 FCB Attendance 62876 Match Stats Expected Goals

By Soccer Blog | Oct 16, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona (October 16, 2022 El Clasico attendance 62,876 at the Bernabeu). Barca enjoyed more possession and shots, but this was a fairly comfortable win for Real, who made the most of their chances.

xG Real Madrid 1.44-2.37 Barcelona shots map (Actual score RMA 3-1 FCB)

1-0 Benzema goal vs Barcelona xG 0.12
2-0 Valverde goal vs Barca xG 0.07
2-1 Ferran goal vs Real Madrid xG 0.65
3-1 Rodrygo penalty goal vs Barcelona xG 0.79

Note: Barca’s xG tally includes a shot from Robert Lewandowski xG (0.55 in the 28th minute) that was likely offside. The flag wasn’t raised though, and the official shots tally includes this chance, so it’s been added.

xG Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2022 El Clasico

Real Madrid vs Barcelona 3-1 Match Stats for comparison

(RMA stats on left; FCB stats on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Asslani chance miss vs Barca | Expected Goals Stats Barcelona 3-3 Inter 2022 Champions League

By Soccer Blog | Oct 13, 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from Barcelona vs Inter Milan in the Champions League on 12 October, 2022. A game that produced six goals, and a massive result for Internazionale at the Nou Camp as they seek to progress to the round. If that 94th minute Asslani chance vs Barca had been converted, it could even have been all three points for Inter, instead of the solitary one they went home with.

xG Barcelona 2.36-1.85 Inter Milan shots map (Actual score Barca 3-3 Inter)

xG Barcelona 3-3 Inter Milan 2022 Champions League

Asslani miss vs Barcelona xG 0.72

1-0 Dembele goal vs Inter xG 0.70
1-1 Barella goal vs Barca xG 0.20
1-2 Lautaro Martinez goal vs Barcelona xG 0.13
2-2 Lewandowski goal vs Inter xG 0.11
3-2 Gosens goal vs Barca xG 0.24
3-3 Lewandowski header vs Barca xG 0.07

Barcelona vs Inter 3-3 Match Stats for comparison (FCB stats on left; Inter on right) Continue Reading >>

xG Rangers 1-7 Liverpool 2022 Champions League | Expected Goals Match Stats RFC vs LFC

By Soccer Blog | Oct 13, 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from Rangers vs Liverpool in the Champions League on 12 October, 2022. Despite LFC winning 7-1, their team xG score isn’t that high, indicating that the Reds scored some fine, low-percentage goals.

xG Rangers 0.65- 2.27 Liverpool shots map (Actual score RFC 1-7 Liverpool)

1-0 Arfield goal vs Liverpool xG 0.08
1-1 Firmino goal vs Rangers xG 0.18
2-1 Firmino second goal v Rangers xG 0.34
3-1 Nunez goal vs Rangers xG 0.14
4-1 Salah goal v Rangers xG 0.09
5-1 Salah second goal vs Rangers xG 0.06
6-1 Salah hattrick third goal v Rangers xG 0.05
7-1 Elliot goal vs Rangers 0.22

xG Rangers vs Liverpool 2022 Champions League
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xG AC Milan vs Chelsea October 11 2022 | Expected Goals Stats ACM 0-2 CFC Champions League

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2022

Here is a look at the xG stats from AC Milan vs Chelsea on October 11, 2022 in the Champions League. CFC won 2-0 thanks to two first half goals, with Tomori’s red card hurting the hosts.

xG AC Milan 0.65- 2.61 Chelsea shots map (Actual score Milan 0-2 Chelsea)

0-1 Jorginho penalty goal vs Milan xG 0.75
0-2 Aubameyang goal vs Milan xG 0.28

Other notable chances

Giroud 27th minute header chance v Chelsea
Gallagher 49th minute chance v Milan | Auba 54th minute chance v Milan Continue Reading >>

Premier League Table After 9 Games 2022/23- PL Standings after Arsenal Liverpool Fixture October

By Soccer Blog | Oct 11, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League table after Week 9 in the 2022/23 season (technically week 10, but one GW was suspended owing to the death of Queen Elizabeth). The standout game of this round was Arsenal and Liverpool, which the former edged 3-2, with some easy chances on xG for the Gunners.

PL table after Game Week 9 this 2022-23 season

Premier League Table After 9 Games 2022-2023 Season
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xG Arsenal vs Liverpool 2022 October | Expected Goals Match Stats AFC 3-2 LFC 22/23

By Soccer Blog | Oct 10, 2022

Here is a look at the xG (expected goals) stats from the game of the weekend- Arsenal vs Liverpool (9 October, 2022). An element of controversy regarding the win, with LFC fans feeling there was an offside in the buildup to the first goal and a penalty that wasn’t given to them, whilst a similarly soft one was given to the Gunners.

xG Arsenal 2.75-0.76 Liverpool shots map (Actual score AFC 3-2 LFC)

1-0 Martinelli goal vs Liverpool xG 0.36
1-1 Nunez goal vs Arsenal xG 0.45
1-2 Saka goal vs Liverpool xG 0.80
2-2 Firmino goal vs Arsenal xG 0.08
3-2 Saka penalty goal vs Arsenal xG 0.76

Odegaard 50th minute chance vs Liverpool xG 0.17 (straight at keeper)

xG Arsenal vs Liverpool 2022 23

Arsenal vs Liverpool 3-2 Match Stats for comparison

(AFC stats on left; LFC stats on right) Continue Reading >>

L’Equipe player ratings Reims vs PSG 2022- shocker for Paris

By Soccer Blog | Oct 9, 2022

Here is a look at the player ratings for Reims vs PSG from well known French newspaper L’Equipe. Donnarumma the best Paris player against SDR according to L’Equipe, who gave him a 7/10 rating- no other PSG starter got more than 5. His opposite number Diouf also got a 7/10 rating.

Reims vs PSG 22/23 Player ratings (SDR vs Paris 0-0)

Reims vs PSG 2022 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Bild & Kicker Player Ratings Der Klassiker 2022- Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich October 8 22-23

By Soccer Blog | Oct 8, 2022

Here is a look at the Dortmund vs Bayern player ratings for October 8, 2022 (2022/23 season) from well known German newspapers Bild and Kicker. This 22/23 edition of Der Klassiker at the Westfalenstadion ended in a 2-2 draw. Both papers had Serge Gnabry as the worst player in the match (5 rating), while Moukoko and Goretzka were the best rated starters.

Bild player ratings BVB vs Bayern 2022

Dortmund vs Bayern 2022-23 Player Ratings Bild Newspaper

Kicker Magazine player ratings Dortmund Bayern 2-2

Der Klassiker Player Ratings 2022 Kicker Newspaper

Premier League Table After Manchester City 6-3 Man Utd 2022 & North London Derby- Standings after Week 8

By Soccer Blog | Oct 4, 2022

Here is a look at the Premier League table for the 2022/23 season after 8 games (technically Game Week 9, but one round was cancelled due to Queen Elizabeth’s passing away). This round had both the Manchester Derby (City won 6-3) and the North London derby (Arsenal beat Tottenham)

Also see Premier League Table After 7 Games in 22/23 (the round before this one)
and the Premier League Table after 9 games in 2022/23 (the round after this one)

Premier League table this season after GW8

Premier League Table after Manchester Derby 2022
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Thilo Kehrer playing right back position for West Ham vs Wolves, Cornet starts but injured

By Soccer Blog | Oct 1, 2022

West Ham picked up three much needed points and eased the pressure on David Moyes by beating Wolves 2-0- at home.

Kehrer playing RB position for West Ham and Dawson at CB alongside Zouma

LCB, RCB and now RB- Thilo Kehrer is a versatile player and started at right back here against Wolves. It’s his third different position in the backline for the Hammers (having earlier played both LCB and RCB for them as mentioned above), but looking at his individual performance and the team’s, it might also end up being his long term spot.

Both Toumas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen had very good games today- perhaps their best for the Hammers in the league this season, and it’s probably no coincidence because they played on the same right side of the pitch as Kehrer. Vladimir Coufal has struggled to recapture his old form while Ben Johnson, whilst competent defensively, doesn’t offer as much going forward. Kehrer possesses loads of pace, has a good pass in him and while he might be prone to the occasional mistake, seems to be a definite upgrade over Coufal and Johnson in that position currently.

For this game, West Ham paired Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma in central defence, with Kehrer on the right. They kept a clean sheet- a rarity for the Hammers this season. Yes, it might be against goal-shy Wolves, but a clean sheet is a clean sheet, after all! Continue Reading >>

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

Bundesliga Table After Week 7 (2022-23 season)- Standings before September international break

By Soccer Blog | Sep 26, 2022

Here is a look at the Bundesliga table after 7 rounds in the 22/23 season, just before the September international break. Union Berlin top the German league table after MD7 in 2022/23 (they first topped the Bundesliga in MD6), while Bayern Munich are surprisingly a lowly 5th. Bayern will take on Leverkusen (also struggling in 15th) in their first week after the break.

The relegation places in the Bundesliga after Game Week 7 for 2022/23 are held by Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and Bochum.

Bundesliga Table After Week 7 2022-2023 Season

Also check out the 22-23 Premier League table before September 2022 international break.

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 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

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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)

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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 & 22-23 season

By Soccer Blog | Apr 8, 2022

Here is a look at Frank Lampard’s record at Everton manager and the list of all EFC games managed by Lampard as Toffees boss in the 2021/22 PL season and 2022/23 seasons (before he was officially sacked on January 23, 2023)

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

Last updated after West Ham 2-0 Everton on 21 January, 2023 (Lampard last game as EFC manager)

List of Everton 2021/22 season games with Lampard as manager

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

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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Hat tricks scored in a Premier League Manchester derby between United and City | List of scorers

By Soccer Blog | Mar 6, 2022

There have been three hat tricks in a Premier League Manchester derby between Man Utd and Man City. The first one was from Andrei Kanchelskis (for Man United) in the 1994/95 season. Hat tricks 2 and 3 came in the same game (Erling Haaland and Phil Foden for Man City) in the 2022/23 season on October 2.

Man United 5-0 Man City 10 November 1994 (Kanchelskis 43′, 47′, 88′) at Old Trafford

Kanchelskis also assisted Eric Cantona’s 24th minute opener in this game. Continue Reading >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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

Last hat trick was Haaland hat trick v Wolves for Man City on January 22, 2023.

Haaland’s hat trick against Man Utd on October 2, 2022 also meant three consecutive home hat tricks for Haaland in a City shirt, having also scored 3 goals against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest. Haaland was also the first player to score a hat trick in a Manchester derby since Andrei Kanchelkis in November 1994.

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)

Man City 6-3 Man Utd (October 2, 2022)– 3 Goals (Premier League)

Man City 3-0 Wolves (January 22, 2023)– 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 >>

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